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Character Design from The Aristocats by Milt Kahl

leschantsdejerusalem:

Esther Scroll, Ancona, early 18th century
Handwritten text, unfinished decorated cut-away parchmentParchment, 8 membranes, 39 text columns, 23x458 cmCarved wooden rollerGift of Mrs. Erna Ascoli in memory of her husbandU. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art ON 0495

This scroll is a beautiful example of the particular style of decoration that flourished in the Italian towns of Ancona and Lugo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Artists in these towns specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects. Only a few such Italian cut-out parchment scrolls remain today.

leschantsdejerusalem:

Esther Scroll, Ancona, early 18th century
Handwritten text, unfinished decorated cut-away parchmentParchment, 8 membranes, 39 text columns, 23x458 cmCarved wooden rollerGift of Mrs. Erna Ascoli in memory of her husbandU. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art ON 0495

This scroll is a beautiful example of the particular style of decoration that flourished in the Italian towns of Ancona and Lugo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Artists in these towns specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects. Only a few such Italian cut-out parchment scrolls remain today.

leschantsdejerusalem:

Esther Scroll, Ancona, early 18th century
Handwritten text, unfinished decorated cut-away parchmentParchment, 8 membranes, 39 text columns, 23x458 cmCarved wooden rollerGift of Mrs. Erna Ascoli in memory of her husbandU. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art ON 0495

This scroll is a beautiful example of the particular style of decoration that flourished in the Italian towns of Ancona and Lugo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Artists in these towns specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects. Only a few such Italian cut-out parchment scrolls remain today.

leschantsdejerusalem:

Esther Scroll, Ancona, early 18th century
Handwritten text, unfinished decorated cut-away parchmentParchment, 8 membranes, 39 text columns, 23x458 cmCarved wooden rollerGift of Mrs. Erna Ascoli in memory of her husbandU. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art ON 0495

This scroll is a beautiful example of the particular style of decoration that flourished in the Italian towns of Ancona and Lugo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Artists in these towns specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects. Only a few such Italian cut-out parchment scrolls remain today.

leschantsdejerusalem:

Esther Scroll, Ancona, early 18th century
Handwritten text, unfinished decorated cut-away parchmentParchment, 8 membranes, 39 text columns, 23x458 cmCarved wooden rollerGift of Mrs. Erna Ascoli in memory of her husbandU. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art ON 0495

This scroll is a beautiful example of the particular style of decoration that flourished in the Italian towns of Ancona and Lugo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Artists in these towns specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects. Only a few such Italian cut-out parchment scrolls remain today.

leschantsdejerusalem:

Esther Scroll, Ancona, early 18th century

This scroll is a beautiful example of the particular style of decoration that flourished in the Italian towns of Ancona and Lugo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Artists in these towns specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects. Only a few such Italian cut-out parchment scrolls remain today.

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Happy 72nd Birthday, Barbra Streisand! (April 24, 1942)

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"We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work."

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

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Get that rest, folks! Science says so.

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teammermaidadoredelano:

Foster Mom and Adopted Daughter Realness

im in class and im on the verge of bugging about this stupid 3D thing so im watching Drag Race untucked and i don’t even care right now.

im gonna go home and eat macaroni then ill come back to school at night and…..maybe…do something.

it’d due monday though so i think i have a good amount of time to come up with something…nice…

actually i dont even know