Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24, A.D. 79, burying Pompeii and neighboring towns under tons of ash and volcanic debris. Rediscovered by accident some 1,650 years later, the Vesuvian ruins captured the imagination of artists and writers, who vied to… More»
It’s World Turtle Day! ‘Nuff said.
- Pendant bell: turtle, A.D. 800-1200, Pre-Columbian. Gold. Dallas Museum of Art
- Turtle Group, early 19th century, Kano Tomokazu. Wood with inlays. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, lacma
- The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark, 1613, Jan Brueghel the Elder. The J. Paul Getty Museum