We use the word “marginal” to dismiss something as unimportant or trivial. But images in the margins of medieval books are so important they get their own name, marginalia, a Latin term that simply means “things in the margins.” Sometimes… More»
Grab a glass (and some for your friends), it’s International Beer Day!
"Welcome to my house—put me to your lips and drink me dry—don’t take contentment away.” —Inscription on Filigrana Beaker
Ewer, Chinese porcelain 1662 - 1722, French mounts 1700 - 1710. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Goblet with the Arms of Liechtenberg, 1500 - 1530, Probably Bohemian. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Ice-glass Beaker, late 1500s or early 1600s, Dutch. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Covered Filigrana Beaker (Stangenglas),1550-1600, mount about 1710-1712. J. Paul Getty Museum.