14r, Psalter, Cotton MS Galba A XVIII, British Library
This is the crest of the Tokugawa—the ruling shogunal family of the Edo period (1603-1868). It’s on one of the old gates Zōjō-ji temple complex- the Niten gate of Yūshōin, Tokugawa Ietsugu’s mausoleum, in the Shiba area of Minato-ku, Tokyo. Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr
Chromolithograph of “Tiger From Life” from a painting by Kiuho Toyei (19th century, Japan)
Ma Yüan: The Yellow River Breaches its Course
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Assyrian protective spirits on an alabaster panel from the palace at Nineveh, 645-635 BCE. Despite appearances, these figures are not fighting but are protecting against any evil that might approach from two directions. The British Museum, London.
Photo Credit: Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities