All Souls Invited
they’re so confusing why do they exist

I would like to humbly object the reblogging of my posts on pale blogs

"The soul is everywhere that scholarly knowledge is not."

— CG Jung


egon schiele

cannot erase a touch


I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang, 2006)

Hippopotamus, ca.1961-1878 B.C., Middle Egypt

"This well-formed statuette of a hippopotamus (popularly called "William") demonstrates the Egyptian artist’s appreciation for the natural world. It was molded in faience, a ceramic material made of ground quartz. Beneath the blue-green glaze, the body was painted with the outlines of river plants, symbolizing the marshes in which the animal lived." (read more here)

Aegis of Isis, late 3rd century B.C., Kushite

"The term aegis is used in Egyptology to describe a broad collar surmounted by the head of a deity, in this case a goddess, possibly Isis. Representations in temples show that these objects decorated the sacred boats in which deities were carried in procession during festivals. Anaegis was mounted at the prow and another at the stern. The head of the deity identified the occupant of the boat and it is likely that this example came from a sacred boat of Isis.
The eyes and eyebrows of the goddess were originally inlaid. The large eyes, further emphasized by the inlay, are typical of later Kushite art. The rectangular hole in her forehead once held the uraeus, which identified her as a goddess. The surviving part of her head-dress consists of a vulture - the wing feathers can be seen below her ears. The vulture head-dress was originally worn by the goddess Mut, consort of Amun of Thebes, but became common for all goddesses. The rest of the head-dress for this aegis was cast separately and is now lost, but would have consisted of a sun disc and cow’s horns. The piece bears a cartouche of the Kushite ruler Arnekhamani (reigned about 235-218 BC), the builder of the Lion Temple at Musawwarat es-Sufra.
S. Wenig, Africa in antiquity: the arts, Vol II, exh. cat. (Brooklyn, N.Y., Brooklyn Museum, 1978)
M.F. Laming Macadam, The temples of Kawa (Oxford, 1949 (vol. I) 1955 (vol. II))” (x)
© Trustees of the British Museum

Face Inlay of the Pharaon AkhenatenEgypt, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty XVIII, about 1353-1336 BC
Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

From Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Tropical Malady (2004)

Temple of Isis, Egypt, early 20th century