The Winged Victory of Samothrace
also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture.”
Illustration by Al Moore, 1951
"The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices." - They Live (1988)
I can hold my breath for a long, long time!
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw, 1954
“This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.” - Don McLean (Starry, Starry Night)
Jean Patchett, photographed by Milton Greene, New York City, 1953 (via)
Women in Ancient Egypt
- Women and men in ancient Egypt enjoyed the same legal and economic rights. Women could divorce their husbands and remarry.
- Women and men were also subject to the same punishments.
- Women worked many of the same jobs men did, most in the fields. Life was tough, though women did live longer than men (58, 54)
- Women could hold political office, with several examples of female pharaohs available. There were at least 5, not including the Cleopatras and other Greek rulers.
- Women could also hold lower political office, with many being scribes.
- Women who were on their periods were considered to be removing impurities. They were excused from work and forbidden from some religious areas.
- It is worth noting that when Egypt was conquered by Greece, Egyptian women retained many more rights than their Greek counterparts.
Audrey Hepburn photographed by Jack Cardiff, 1956
Posy ring with pictogram inscription, ‘Two hands, one heart, Till death us part.’ Made in England in the 17th century (source).
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Detective Comics #497 (Dec. 1980)
Art by Jose Delbo (pencils), Joe Giella (inks) & Gene D’Angelo (colors)