The Descent from the Cross.

This intricate carving on mother of pearl is approximately the size of a dinner plate.  Displayed in Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad, India.  The museum houses perhaps the largest one man’s collection of priceless art and artifacts in a large building.  The Nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad was, at that time, the richest man in the world.

#268/365: The first amendment.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” These words are placed on the facade of the NewseumContinue reading “#268/365: The first amendment.”