Fantastic Renaissance resource

I am absolutely stunned by the Circa 1440 Flickr photostream. It’s this collection of images from the early Renaissance that include a staggering variety of oriental carpets.

The photos (called The Carpet Index) seem to be curated by Lauren Arnold, an independent art historian. Go have a look—I bet you’ll end up looking at these pictures for hours!

At right: The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein (1533, oil, 81×82)

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