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Carving Collection

Background imageCarving Collection: Palenque Xtraterrestrial

Palenque Xtraterrestrial
Carving at PALENQUE, Mexico, which has been interpreted by ingenious theorists as depicting an ancient astronaut in a rocket- powered spacecraft

Background imageCarving Collection: Agatha Christie (1924)

Agatha Christie (1924)
AGATHA CHRISTIE writer, holding a Rhodesian carving

Background imageCarving Collection: Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn

Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn
GRINLING GIBBONS English woodcarver and sculptor, with John Evelyn at the door, about to discover him

Background imageCarving Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageCarving Collection: Sculpture of a Polar Bear by Francois Pompon

Sculpture of a Polar Bear by Francois Pompon
The work " Ours blanc", also known as " the White Bear" by Francois Pompon (1855-1933) - probably his most famous work - exhibited at the Salon d Automne of 1922 when Pompon was

Background imageCarving Collection: Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire
View of the 15th century Wallingford Screen (high altar) in St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire. The statues were destroyed during the Dissolution, but were replaced in the 19th century

Background imageCarving Collection: Venus of Brassempouy

Venus of Brassempouy
The Venus of Brassempouy carved out of ivory some 18, 000 years ago and discovered in Brassempouy, France. Believed to have been carved during the last stage of the Upper Palaeolithic age

Background imageCarving Collection: King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti making a Sacrifice

King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti making a Sacrifice
Illustration showing the ancient Egyptian rulers King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti making an offering to the sun. This illustration was made from a carving found in the tomb of Ay, El Amarna

Background imageCarving Collection: Bust of Cicero

Bust of Cicero
Bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-46 BC) - a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. Bust in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy

Background imageCarving Collection: France - Amiens - The Cathedral - The Crying Angel Statue

France - Amiens - The Cathedral - The Crying Angel Statue Date: circa 1910

Background imageCarving Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageCarving Collection: Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India
Detail of carvings above the main entrance to one of the four Shiva (Siva) Mandirs at the Char Bangla Temple, built in the 18th century in Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Background imageCarving Collection: Absence Makes Heart

Absence Makes Heart
A photograph with the model posed as a homage to Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Marcus Stone

Background imageCarving Collection: Germany and Russia discuss the division of Poland, 1939

Germany and Russia discuss the division of Poland, 1939
Russian Commander Borowenski bends over a map of Poland during discussions between German and Russian officers about the demarcation of the country following the invasion by Germany

Background imageCarving Collection: Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad

Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad) - The Battle of Stalingrad Memorial (fought during World War Two between August - January 1942/43)

Background imageCarving Collection: MORRISs HAM, 1919

MORRISs HAM, 1919
Morriss Baked Ham

Background imageCarving Collection: Jesse Window - Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon

Jesse Window - Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon
Jesse Window - Dorchester Abbey, High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.. The window on the north wall of the chancel is a Tree of Jesse, a unique form of multi-media combining tracery

Background imageCarving Collection: Christ in Majesty, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Wales

Christ in Majesty, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Wales
Christ in Majesty, sculpture by Epstein, in the nave of Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Wales. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCarving Collection: Cologne Cathedral interior, Germany

Cologne Cathedral interior, Germany
Interior of Cologne Cathedral (Hohe Domkirche St Petrus), in Germany. The Cathedral is viewed from the main entrance, showing the High Altar at the far end. circa 1910s

Background imageCarving Collection: Al Khazneh Temple, Petra, Jordan

Al Khazneh Temple, Petra, Jordan
Al Khazneh (The Treasury) Temple, Petra, Jordan, carved out of the sandstone rock face. Date: 20th century

Background imageCarving Collection: Japanese masonry Dragon

Japanese masonry Dragon. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCarving Collection: Moses by Michaelangelo

Moses by Michaelangelo
The Moses (c. 15131515) is a masterpiece of High Renaissance sculpture by the renowned artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome

Background imageCarving Collection: Egyptian Art. Dendera. God Bes. Capital of Column. Relief. T

Egyptian Art. Dendera. God Bes. Capital of Column. Relief. T
Egyptian Art. Dendera. God Bes. Capital of column. Relief in the forecourt of the Temple of Hathor

Background imageCarving Collection: Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
An absolutely fabulous Arab Doorway in the port town of Sidi Bou Said Tunisia, with a pair of knockers for the main decorated wooden doors (for ease of knocking when on a camel or on horseback)

Background imageCarving Collection: Mexico - Teotihuacan - Temple of Quetzacoatal

Mexico - Teotihuacan - Temple of Quetzacoatal
Mexico - Teotihuacan - Aztec Pyramid Temple of Quetzalcoatl ( The Temple of the Feathered Serpent ) - elaborate exterior stone carving with dragon and lizard heads

Background imageCarving Collection: Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad Memorial

Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad Memorial
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad). Battle of Stalingrad Memorial, Mamajev Kurgan Hill. Russian soldiers in battle statue and massive Mother Russia statue. Date: 2010

Background imageCarving Collection: Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green, Hertfordshire

Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green, Hertfordshire
Harry Macdonalds Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Harry MacDonald (a Yorkshireman) came south and brought this cottage for 1, 000 in 1937

Background imageCarving Collection: The Garden Model Village - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green

The Garden Model Village - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green
Harry Macdonalds Model Village in the Garden of his Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Harry MacDonald (a Yorkshireman) came south and brought this cottage for 1

Background imageCarving Collection: Council Room, Town Hall, Louvain (Leuven), Belgium

Council Room, Town Hall, Louvain (Leuven), Belgium
View inside the Council Room of the gothic Town Hall, Louvain (Leuven), Belgium, dating back to the 15th century. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCarving Collection: Kilburn White Horse

Kilburn White Horse
View near the village of Kilburn, Yorkshire, England, with the famous chalk carving of the White Horse of Kilburn in the distance. Date: 1950s

Background imageCarving Collection: Main entrance, Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset

Main entrance, Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset, a late Elizabethan mansion with garden. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCarving Collection: Building of the Aswan Dam, Egypt

Building of the Aswan Dam, Egypt -- temples were either covered by water or dismantled and moved to a new location. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCarving Collection: A Tiki at Raroera Pah, New Zealand

A Tiki at Raroera Pah, New Zealand. Plate from The New Zealanders illustrated by George French Angas (1822-1886). Date: 1847

Background imageCarving Collection: Gipsy woman with four children

Gipsy woman with four children
A gipsy woman with four children, standing outside their caravan

Background imageCarving Collection: Bas relief from the Anzac Memorial - Sydney, Australia

Bas relief from the Anzac Memorial - Sydney, Australia
Bronze Bas relief from the Anzac War Memorial by Rayner Hoff - Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia - showing the landing of troops at Gallipoli, Dardanelles Front, WW1. Date: circa 1934

Background imageCarving Collection: Bali, Indonesia - Kerambitan - Buddhist stele

Bali, Indonesia - Kerambitan - Buddhist stele Date: circa 1920

Background imageCarving Collection: Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds

Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCarving Collection: Trier, Germany - St Matthias Abbey

Trier, Germany - St Matthias Abbey
Germany - Trier. The oldest City in Germany - St Matthias Abbey Date: 1909

Background imageCarving Collection: Landlord Les Rowe carving a rog hoast

Landlord Les Rowe carving a rog hoast
A traditional Cornish Hog Roast, cooking on a spit in a wonderful old fireplace, about to be attacked by the pub Landlord Les Rowe

Background imageCarving Collection: Terracotta figures, Lalji Temple, Kalna, West Bengal, India

Terracotta figures, Lalji Temple, Kalna, West Bengal, India
Detail of terracotta figures on the Lalji Temple in Kalna, known as the Temple City, in West Bengal, India. The temple was built in the mid-18th century

Background imageCarving Collection: Turning Wood on a Lathe

Turning Wood on a Lathe
A turner uses a lathe powered by a foot pedal to carve and shape a length of wood

Background imageCarving Collection: Carpet tapestry and Runic inscriptions of the Vikings

Carpet tapestry and Runic inscriptions of the Vikings. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by P. Giarre from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Florence, 1847

Background imageCarving Collection: Sophocles - Greek playwright

Sophocles - Greek playwright
Sophocles (495-406 BC) - Greek playwright. Sophocles wrote 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form

Background imageCarving Collection: Monument to Arctic exploration - Archangel

Monument to Arctic exploration - Archangel
Russia, Arkhangelsk (Archangel) - Monument to Arctic exploration and explorers. 2010

Background imageCarving Collection: Mexico / Tenochtitlan

Mexico / Tenochtitlan
A reconstruction of the Front wall and Entrance Gate of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztecs, above which modern Mexico City now stands

Background imageCarving Collection: School for Butlers

School for Butlers
Trainee butlers take notes as their teacher points to a blackboard diagram, explaining the correct way to carve lamb

Background imageCarving Collection: Farming in Middle Ages

Farming in Middle Ages
A farming scene in the middle ages (allegedly England, but more likely Germany) showing a farmer with a horse-drawn plough carving up his field, a watermill and cattle



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