Ancient Egyptians living forever on the walls of tombs. Stare at them long enough and you’ll think you are sitting under a palm tree staring at a pyramid. Plates from Giovanni Battista Belzoni’s 1821 work “Voyages En Égypte Et En Nubie”. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library.

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“From the Tomb of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate 6, image 11. Collections of and digitalized by Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0011/image
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“From the Tomb of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate 7, image 12. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License. 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0012/image
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Plate 3, Image 9. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0009/image
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“From the Tombs of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate 8, image 13. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0013/image
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“From the Tombs of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate and image 19. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0019/image
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“From the Tombs of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate and image 17. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0017/image

Images from the “Erbario”, an herbal created in northern Italy. Begun in the early 15th century, there are over 70 spread over 100 folios. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. via publicdomainreview.org

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Image 28. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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“Bonafacia.” Image 2. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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Image 5. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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Image 12. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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Image 21. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal

See more here https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal where they also have a link to look at all of them in the University of Pennsylvania digital archives

Putti having fun playing with their friends. Italian. Vincenzo Bisogno, artist (born in 1866).

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A frieze of putti playing musical instruments. No date. Gouache. Signed “V. Bisogno” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21839/lot/168/
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A frieze of putti driving a chariot. No date. Gouache. Signed “V. Bisogno” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21839/lot/168/

People on the island of Domenica in the West Indies out and about. Agostino Brunias, artist. (ca. 1730-1796). An Italian artist based in London, he left England at the height of his career to chronicle Dominica and the neighboring islands of the West Indies.

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“Free Women of Color with their Children and Servants in a Landscape.” ca. 1764. Collections of the Brooklyn Museum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Agostino_Brunias_-_Free_Women_of_Color_with_their_Children_and_Servants_in_a_Landscape_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“Linen Market, Dominica.” ca. 1780. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Agostino_Brunias_-_Linen_Market,_Dominica_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“A Negroes’ (sic) Dance in the Island of Dominica, Fort Young beyond.” 18th c. Oil on canvas. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/augustin-brunias-1730-1796-a-negroes-dance-in-6047915-details.aspx

Paintings of Rome’s Villa Borghese. Various artists. All lovely. One from the 17th century, the other 2 from the 19th.

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“View of the Villa Borghese.” 1636. Signed and dated “Jo Wilhelm Bavr Fecit 1636.” Johann Wilhelm Bauer, artist who was born in Strasbourg, worked in Italy and then moved to Austria. May have been executed for Marcantonio Borghese. Image 2017 © Copyright Galleria Borghese. Fair use license. via https://www.galleriaborgheseticket.it/portfolio-items/view-of-the-villa-borghese/
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“Promenade à la Villa Borghese, Rome.” 19th c. Italian. Watercolor on paper. Signed on the lower right. Ippolito Caffi, artist (1809-1866). Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/es/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/voyage-rome-particuliere-italienne-pf1640/lot.163.html
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“The Casa del Portinaio in the Villa Borghese.” 1821. Norwegian. Oil on canvas. Inscribed “Villa Borghese JDahl Rom d. 14 Juni 1821.” Johan Christian Dahl, artist (1788-1857). Collections of the KODE Art museums and composer homes. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johan_Christian_Dahl_-_The_Casa_del_Portinaio_in_the_Villa_Borghese_-_Villa_Borghese_-_KODE_Art_Museums_and_Compos

Hardstone columns and obelisks. Mostly made in Italy where they made oceans of these to sell to all those rich gentlemen making the Grand Tour, all of whom needed lots of souvenirs to take home to Mother. Some a little later than others copying earlier 19th century designs.

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Set of five ormolu mounted marble and hardstone columns, surmounted respectively by a classical urn, spread-winged eagle or bust of Mercury. 20th c, after the antique. Made from various made of various specimen marble and hardstones. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-set-of-five-ormolu-mounted-marble-and-5704130-details.aspx
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“Grand Tour” obelisks. Late 19th c. Brown and white marble. 1880. Italian. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/home-accents/obelisks/pair-of-italian-grand-tour-obelisks-brown-white-marble/id-f_18717382/
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Faux hardstone obelisks. 19th c. Continental. Carved wood and Papier-mâché decoration, imitating lapis lazuli. Maker not known. In the public domain. via https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a3/ef/a0/a3efa06d60e2e83540700de3b8dd9b61.jpg
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Two pairs of ormolu mounted hardstone columns. One pair in red jasper surmounted by seated griffins, The second pair inf brèche violette and white marble, surmounted by rosso antico orbs. Late 19th-early 20th c. Italian. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020 and lot-art.com. Fair use license. via https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/TWO-PAIRS-OF-ITALIAN-ORMOLU-MOUNTED-HARDSTONE-COLUMNS-LATE-19THEARLY-20TH-CENTURY/143propertyof-two_pair-07.5.20-christie

Pastille burners. Mostly antique. So much more fun than air fresheners but they do the same thing, burning pellets to scent up your house and cover up the cabbage smell coming out from the kitchen.

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Pastille burner with dolphin supports, rosso antico with black decoration. Still has the original lid and interior stand. ca. 1810. British. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Makers marks: Stamped “JOSIAH WEDGWOOD” on the underside, along with an extremely rare mark, probably associated with trials of a new pyrometer or kiln. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/pastille-burner-on-dolphin-supports-rosso-antico-wedgwood-circa-1810/id-f_9977753/
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Pastille burner and cover. ca. 1820. Pierced porcelain with enamels and gilding. Derby Porcelain Factory, Derby, maker. Makers marks: “D” under a crown and crossed batons, “11” in red, and an incised cross. Image© Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O306954/pastille-burner-and-derby-porcelain-factory/
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Pastille burner with swan supports. ca. 1820. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Richard Gardner Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.richardgardnerantiques.co.uk/shop/sold/regency-pastille-burner-in-bronze/
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Trefoil shaped pastille burner, each corner cast as a grotesque mask and supported on a claw foot. Comes with a detachable pierced cover and liner. 20th c. Italian. Silver. Makers marks: Stamped “BREBONZIO” and “800” underneath. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-italian-silver-pastille-burner-stamped-brebonzio-5440404-details.aspx

Landscapes of Italy with a few people here and there painted by Massimo d’Azeglio, who was Piedmontese. Living from 1798 to 1866,he also wrote novels.

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“Mont Soratte.” 1821. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Turin. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Massimo_d%27Azeglio_-_Il_Monte_Soratte.jpg
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“Serenità estiva” (paesaggio fluviale Valle dell’Aniene). 1820. Oil on canvas. Signed. Image © 2020 Catawiki Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/29304983-massimo-taparelli-d-azeglio-serenita-estiva-paesaggio-fluviale-valle-dell-aniene
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“Montagna all’imbrunire.” No date. Signed on the bottom right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/massimo-dazeglio-torino-1798-1866-montagna-allimbrunire-5317167-details.aspx

Still lifes with parrots. 17th and 18th century, Continental painters.

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“Fruit Still Life with Two Parrots.” 17th c. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Balthasar van der Ast, artist (1593-94 to 1657). Collection of the Statens Museum for Kunst. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/en/item/2020903/KMSsp207
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“Fruit Still Life with a Parrot.” ca. 1681-1720. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Monogrammed “G.S.” on the tablecloth. Gabriello Salci, artist. Image © Lempertz Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1076-1/1109-gabriello-salci.html
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“Still-life with Fruits, Parrots and White Cockatoo.” 1710s. Hungarian. Jakab Bogdány, artist (1660-1724). Image Szépművészeti Múzeum © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.mfab.hu/artworks/still-life-with-fruits-parrots-and-white-cockatoo/

Landscapes of Italy just a bit back painted by artist Gottfried Wals, who is sometimes referred to as Goffredo Tedesco. Living from around 1595 to 1638, he was born in Germany but spent most of his career painting in Italy.

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“Country Road by a House.” 1620. Oil on copper. Collection of and photo credit the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Country_Road_by_a_House%27,_oil_on_copper_painting_by_Goffredo_(Gottfried)_Wals.jpg
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Landscape with pastoral figures. ca. 1616. Oil on copper. Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goffredo_Wals_-_Pastoral_Landscape_-_WGA25432.jpg
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A Roman Landscape with Figures. Probably 1630s. Oil on copper. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437983