Bracelets from ancient Iran.
The first one is from the Achaemenid period (550-330 BCE), and made of silver. The remaining bronze bracelets are from western Iran, and date to 1000-650 BCE.
The Kniffin House | New Canaan, Conn. | Architects Marcel Breuer and Eliot Noyes.
In 1947, Catherine and Ogden Kniffin commissioned a house in New Canaan, CT. after seeing Breuer’s own house (New Canaan I). A large, paved entrance court was flanked by the garage and the children’s playroom and bedrooms. The walls of the children’s bedrooms were extended beyond the eastern façade and, along with the overhanging roof, served as sun protection. A two-story volume aligned on the same axis as the entrance court contained the public spaces of the house on the ground floor. The upper floor contained a study and the master bedroom with a balcony, which could also be accessed by an exterior staircase. Breuer used his customary materials of wooden siding and fieldstone for this house, which, uncharacteristically, came in under budget. The house has since been torn down.
Source: breuer.syr.edu | aaa.si.edu
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More Art Monday: Although sapphires come in a range of colors, deep blue is often most prized. Happy birthday, sapphire babies.
Pendant, late 19th century, America
“Winter Chaos, Blizzard,” 1909, Marsden Hartley
Woman’s Dress: Bodice, Overskirt, and Underskirt, c. 1875, French
Chair, designed 1941–42, designed by Jens Risom, made by Knoll
Ring, c. 1950, America
“Hydrangeas Spring Song,” 1976, by Alma Thomas
Man’s Dragon Robe (Mang Pao), early 20th century, China
Plate, c. 1825, made by Henshall and Company, decoration after Thomas Birch