japaneseaesthetics:

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

japaneseaesthetics:

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

clioancientart:

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

clioancientart:

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