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Alaxei Zubov. Frontispiece to The Book of Mars featuring a portrait of Peter the Great. Etching. 1712.

Frontispiece to The Book of Mars featuring a portrait of Peter the Great.

Gallery of prehistoric art found high in Altai Mountains in Siberia. While the region is famed for petroglyphs (rock engravings), new finds are being made in the hidden and rarely-visited Saldyar valley, close to the fast-flowing Katun River. Here beneath the densely-wooded slopes they are discovering remarkable rock pictures dating back 5,000 years, close to Russia's border with China and Mongolia. click through

Thousands of rock paintings make remote area the world’s best place to see year old alfresco art.

Faberge Egg 1898 "Imperial Pelican". Located in Richmond, Virginia. Bought for Maria from her son. There are 8 small pictures inside.

Jewels fit for a king! Incredible pieces by Faberge go on display

Imperial Fabergé Egg No. the Pelican Egg or Dowager Egg. Emperor Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. Bequeathed by Lillian Thomas Pratt to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.

Gallery of prehistoric art found high in Altai Mountains in Siberia. While the region is famed for petroglyphs (rock engravings), new finds are being made in the hidden and rarely-visited Saldyar valley, close to the fast-flowing Katun River. Here beneath the densely-wooded slopes they are discovering remarkable rock pictures dating back 5,000 years, close to Russia's border with China and Mongolia. click through

Gallery of prehistoric art found in Altai Mountains Here beneath the densely-wooded slopes they are discovering remarkable rock pictures dating back years, close to Russia's border with Mongolia.

Gallery of prehistoric art found high in Altai Mountains in Siberia. While the region is famed for petroglyphs (rock engravings), new finds are being made in the hidden and rarely-visited Saldyar valley, close to the fast-flowing Katun River. Here beneath the densely-wooded slopes they are discovering remarkable rock pictures dating back 5,000 years, close to Russia's border with China and Mongolia. click through

Gallery of prehistoric art found in Altai Mountains. Archaeologists in Siberia have begun uncovering an extraordinary alfresco gallery of prehistoric art in the mountains [Credit: Dr.

Imperial Faberge Eggs and jewelry. Комментарии : LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников

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"The Winter Egg", considered by experts to be the most beautiful of all of the Faberge Eggs and the most expensive one. It was created by Alma Pihl, the only woman-master of The House of Faberge in 1913 for Maria Feodorovna, the mother of Nikolay II.

Wooden Candle Holders | Деревянные подсвечники — Купить, заказать, подсвечник, дерево, свеча, ручная работа, интерьер, декор, санкт-петербург, питер

Wooden Candle Holders | Деревянные подсвечники — Купить, заказать, подсвечник, дерево, свеча, ручная работа, интерьер, декор, санкт-петербург, питер

Faberge Winter Egg was made in 1913 of carved rock crystal  it was the most expensive of Faberge's eggs. It is embellished with engraving, platinum  diamonds to resemble frost. Its surprise is a platinum basket of wood anemones. The flowers are made from white quartz, nephrite, gold  demantoid garnets; they emerge from moss made of green gold. Its overall height is 14 cm. It is set with 3,246 diamonds. The egg sold at Christie’s in NY in 2002 for US$9.6 million.

Faberge Imperial Winter Egg, perhaps the most beautiful of all Faberge eggs. Given to Empress Alexandra in 1913

Fabergé engraved smoky quartz scent bottle, in the form of a lyre, with red gold mounts set with rose diamonds; the lid enamelled translucent pink and surmounted by a pearl finial. Mark of Michael Perchin.

Engraved smoky quartz scent bottle, in the form of a lyre, with red gold mounts set with rose diamonds; the lid enamelled translucent pink and surmounted by a pearl finial. Mark of Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin; gold mark of 56 zolotniks, before

Awesomel Illegal Photos from Atop Egypt’s Great Pyramid

catholicnun: “ omgtsn: “ “ slavicinferno: “ The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid ” ” how the fuck could you do that.

This egg is one of only three eggs executed in the Art Nouveau style, of which the Empress was very fond. Gold egg enameled translucent rose on a guilloche field covered with gold-stemmed flowers made of pearls, diamonds and rubies on a guilloche field, segmented by narrow bands of small diamonds. It is supported on four dull green gold cabriole legs composed of overlapping leaves veined with rose diamonds.

"Lilies of the City" Faberge Egg

Sept. 2, 2013                    Russian artist Vasily Slonov poses for a picture with his new art project "History of Russia, 20th century — from Lenin to Putin" at the courtyard of the Museum Center in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The artist has chemically engraved portraits of nine Soviet and Russian political figures on a series of butchers' axes. 					 						Ilya Naymushin 						/ 						Reuters

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Sept. 2, 2013 Russian artist Vasily Slonov poses for a picture with his new art project "History of Russia, 20th century — from Lenin to Putin" at the courtyard of the Museum Center in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The artist has chemically engraved portraits of nine Soviet and Russian political figures on a series of butchers' axes. Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

Prisoners Exercising (Prisoners Round) - Vincent van Gogh

Art of the Day: Van Gogh, Prisoners Exercising (after Doré), February Oil on canvas, 80 x 64 cm.

Love Bridge, Paris

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Love bridge "le pont des Arts", Paris, France You lock your love for ever and lose the keys in the Seine, how romantic ! Paris is definately the city of Love.

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