Obelisk Art History

Wake! For the Sun, who scatter'd into flight The Stars before him from the Field of Night,

The Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam, 1120

Tianning Temple, Ancient China

Tianning Temple 1120

Summer Mountains, Song Dynasty

Summer Mountains 1127

Florence Baptistery, Medieval Art

Florence Baptistery 1059 – 1128

Chalice of the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis, Gothic Art

Chalice of the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis 100BCE – 1140CE

A record of the rebuilding of the first Gothic cathedral, St. Denis

The Book of Suger, Abbot of St. Denis Abbot Suger, 1140

Basilica of St Denis, Gothic Art

Basilica of St Denis Abbot Suger (1135 rebuild), 475 – 1144

From tasting evil, the blood of the sons of Adam was turned into the poison of semen, out of which the sons of man are begotten.

On Illness Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

Scivias 2.1: The Redeemer, Hildegard von Bingen

Scivias 2.1: The Redeemer Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

Scivias I.6: Humanity and Life, Hildegard von Bingen

Scivias I.6: Humanity and Life Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

Scivias I.6: The Choirs of Angels, Hildegard von Bingen

Scivias I.6: The Choirs of Angels Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

When a woman is making love with a man, a sense of heat in her brain, which brings with it sensual delight, communicates the taste of that delight.

The First Written Description of the Female Orgasm Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

Scivias, Hildegard von Bingen

Scivias Hildegard von Bingen, 1152

Pisa Baptistry, Medieval Art

Pisa Baptistry Diotisalvi, 1152 – 1153

Scivias I.3: God, Cosmos, and Humanity, Hildegard von Bingen

Scivias I.3: God, Cosmos, and Humanity Hildegard von Bingen, 1165

Hortus Deliciarum — Philosophy and the Seven Liberal Arts, Herrad of Landsberg

Hortus Deliciarum — Philosophy and the Seven Liberal Arts Herrad of Landsberg, 1180

Hortus Deliciarum — The Holy Spirit descends on the Apostles, Herrad of Landsberg

Hortus Deliciarum — The Holy Spirit descends on the Apostles Herrad of Landsberg, 1180

Angkor Wat, Khmer Art

Angkor Wat Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII, 1150 – 1200

The Lewis Chessmen, Viking Age

The Lewis Chessmen 1150 – 1200

The Prose Edda, Viking Age

The Prose Edda Snorri Sturlson, 1200

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