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Background imageWisdom Collection: Norman Wisdom / Rank

Norman Wisdom / Rank
NORMAN WISDOM British slapstick comedian on film, stage and TV

Background imageWisdom Collection: Buddha, Laotzu, Confucius

Buddha, Laotzu, Confucius
The three great Chinese teachers of spiritual wisdom - BUDDHA, LAO-TZU, and CONFUCIUS

Background imageWisdom Collection: Minerva Victorious over ignorance

Minerva Victorious over ignorance
Minervas Victorious over Ignorance. Spranger, Bartholomaeus (1546-1611). Oil on canvas

Background imageWisdom Collection: Odin Drinks at Mimir

Odin Drinks at Mimir
Odin (Wodan), Scandinavian supreme god of the dead etc acquires his wisdom by drinking at the fountain of Mimir

Background imageWisdom Collection: Athena (Mussard)

Athena (Mussard)
The Greek goddess of wisdom, with her owl and a a dragon

Background imageWisdom Collection: Dickens / Pickwick Papers

Dickens / Pickwick Papers
Sam Weller - Mr Pickwicks servant who councils his master with Cockney wisdom

Background imageWisdom Collection: Four Rc Doctors 16C

Four Rc Doctors 16C
The four doctors of the Catholic Church: Augustine, Gregory, Jerome and Ambrose, sitting at a table with their books

Background imageWisdom 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 imageWisdom Collection: Goddess Minerva

Goddess Minerva
The Roman Goddess of crafts, poetry and wisdom and the daughter of Jupiter

Background imageWisdom Collection: Odin Seeks Wisdom

Odin Seeks Wisdom
Odin/Wotan seeks the wisdom of the ages from Mimir, an old giant who guards the sacred fountain of knowledge

Background imageWisdom Collection: Cheery Families - Miss Switch the Schoolmasters Daughter

Cheery Families - Miss Switch the Schoolmasters Daughter. 1890s

Background imageWisdom Collection: Comedians

Comedians
Ken Dodd, Norman Wisdom, Tommy Cooper, Billy Connolly, Max Miller, Beny Hill, Eric Morecambe, Frankie Howerd - Comedians

Background imageWisdom Collection: Vietnam - Lang Bian Mountain - Sorcerer and Two Moi Chiefs

Vietnam - Lang Bian Mountain - Sorcerer and Two Moi Chiefs (both preserving their modesty). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWisdom Collection: Minerve Visitant Les Neuf Muses Sur Le Mont Helicon

Minerve Visitant Les Neuf Muses Sur Le Mont Helicon
This sketch depicts the Roman goddess of wisdom, Minerva, visiting the nine muses at the edge of a woodland on Mount Helicon, the site of two sacred springs, the Aganippe and the Hippocrene

Background imageWisdom Collection: Brooklands Race

Brooklands Race
Scenes from the British Thousand Miles Race at Brooklands. The wreckage of an M.G. Midget driven by H. Leeson, who died in the accident. And female winners T. H. Wisdom and Joan Richmond. Date: 1932

Background imageWisdom Collection: Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Hagia Sophia

Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Hagia Sophia
Ottoman Empire era. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Hagia Shopia. Byzantine Basilica converted into a mosque. Exterior view. Engraving by Lemaitre and Dumouxa

Background imageWisdom Collection: Minerve Sans Casque

Minerve Sans Casque
A marble sculpture of a head, belonging to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, who is usually depicted wearing a helmet, but not in this example. Date: circa 1896

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Relief depicting the god of wisdom, Toth and the god of the d
Relief depicting the god of wisdom, Toth (ibis-headed man) and the god of the dead, Anubis (jackal-headed man). Luxor Temple. Egypt

Background imageWisdom Collection: NACHIKETAS & YAMA

NACHIKETAS & YAMA
Nachiketas goes to Yama (death) & is granted three boons. He aquires wisdom & is free from death

Background imageWisdom Collection: DRINKING ASHES OF DEAD

DRINKING ASHES OF DEAD
Venezuelans drink the ashes of a dead cacique (chief) after his body has been cremated (so that they may absorb his strength and wisdom) Date: 1737

Background imageWisdom Collection: DEATH, VENEZUELA CACIQUE

DEATH, VENEZUELA CACIQUE
Venezuelans drink the ashes of a dead cacique (chief) after his body has been cremated (so that they may absorb his strength and wisdom) Date: 1737

Background imageWisdom Collection: Owl dressed as a judge on a Christmas card

Owl dressed as a judge on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWisdom Collection: Womens Suffrage Pilgrimage of July 1913 was a peaceful march in Ealing and Hyde Park

Womens Suffrage Pilgrimage of July 1913 was a peaceful march in Ealing and Hyde Park, London, designed to show the British government the sheer number of women from across the country who demanded

Background imageWisdom Collection: JOHN THE EGYPTIAN

JOHN THE EGYPTIAN
saint JOHN THE EGYPTIAN hermit, depicted imparting wisdom to a pilgrim visitor (illustration to Wynkyn de Wordes 1495 edition of Vitas patrum) Date: circa 304 - 394

Background imageWisdom Collection: PATRON OF ATHENS

PATRON OF ATHENS
Greek - Roman goddess of wisdom, patron of Athens

Background imageWisdom Collection: Minerva Sculpture Petergate, York

Minerva Sculpture Petergate, York

Background imageWisdom Collection: Bust of Athena. Roman sculpture after original of about 420

Bust of Athena. Roman sculpture after original of about 420
Athena. Goddess of wisdom, courage, law and justice. (Roman equivalent: Minerva). Bust of Athena. Roman sculpture after original of about 420 BC. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageWisdom Collection: Minerva, Mars, and Mercury, Roman gods

Minerva, Mars, and Mercury, Roman gods.. Handcolored copperplate engraving engraved by Jacques Louis Constant Lacerf after illustrations by Leonard Defraine from Mythology in Prints

Background imageWisdom Collection: Greek art. Statue of owl. Symbol city of Athens. Acropolis M

Greek art. Statue of owl. Symbol city of Athens. Acropolis Museum. Athens. Greece

Background imageWisdom Collection: Sagese. Force. Beaut頨wisdom. Force. Beauty). 19th

Sagese. Force. Beaut頨wisdom. Force. Beauty). 19th
Sagese. Force. Beaut頨 wisdom. Force. Beauty). 19th century composition with allegorical symbols and principles of Freemasonry. Litography. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. Paris

Background imageWisdom Collection: Four portraits for an exhibition by Madame Yevonde

Four portraits for an exhibition by Madame Yevonde
Goddesses and Others -- four portraits for an exhibition by Madame Yevonde at her studio in Berkeley Square, London. From top left, clockwise, they are: Arethusa (Lady Bridget Poulett)

Background imageWisdom Collection: Royal Wedding 1923 - Through Wisdoms Eyes

Royal Wedding 1923 - Through Wisdoms Eyes
Interesting montage picture from The Bystander Royal Wedding Number of 1923 featuring the Duke of York, and his chosen bride, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in the eyes of an owl

Background imageWisdom Collection: Cartoon, Alfred Reed, performer

Cartoon, Alfred Reed, performer
Cartoon, Alfred German Reed (1846-1895), actor and theatre manager, as Wisdom Pinfold in A Moss Rose Rent. 1884

Background imageWisdom Collection: Hagia Sophia. Exterior. Istanbul

Hagia Sophia. Exterior. Istanbul
Turkey. Istanbul. Hagia Sophia. Exterior

Background imageWisdom Collection: Hagia Sophia. Alabaster urn. Istanbul

Hagia Sophia. Alabaster urn. Istanbul
Turkey. Istanbul. Hagia Sophia. Alabaster urn for the ablutions. Central nave

Background imageWisdom Collection: Minbar of Hagia Sophia. Istanbul

Minbar of Hagia Sophia. Istanbul
Turkey. Istanbul. Hagia Sophia. Minbar

Background imageWisdom Collection: Hagia Sophia. Tribune of the singers. Istanbul

Hagia Sophia. Tribune of the singers. Istanbul
Turkey. Istanbul. Hagia Sophia. Tribune of the singers

Background imageWisdom Collection: Hagia Sophia. Interior. Istanbul

Hagia Sophia. Interior. Istanbul
Turkey. Istanbul. Hagia Sophia. Interior. Dome with the Hexapterygon (six-winged angel)

Background imageWisdom Collection: Gothic. Mary in the seat of wisdom. Msgebied, 1240. Catha

Gothic. Mary in the seat of wisdom. Msgebied, 1240. Catha
Gothic art. Mary in the seat of wisdom. Msgebied, 1240. Museum Catharijneconvent. Utrecht. Netherlands

Background imageWisdom Collection: Seated statue of Minerva

Seated statue of Minerva
Minerva (Greek Athena). Goddess of War, Wisdom, Law and Agriculture. Seated statue of Minerva. Found in thr Piazza Dell Emporio. Augustan Age. Palazzo Massimo. National Roman Museum. Rome. Italy

Background imageWisdom Collection: Pedagogues sarcophagus. Relief. III c. A. C

Pedagogues sarcophagus. Relief. III c. A. C
Pedagogues sarcophagus. Relief depicting a teacher with his students. III century A.C. National Archaeological Museum. Tarragona. Catalonia. Spain

Background imageWisdom Collection: Three educated owls on a New Year card

Three educated owls on a New Year card, with verse and snowy landscape. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWisdom Collection: Two owls on a Christmas card

Two owls on a Christmas card
Two owls and a robin on a Christmas card -- Enquire Within. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWisdom Collection: Owl on a Christmas card

Owl on a Christmas card
A wise old owl on a Christmas card, with moon and stars. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWisdom Collection: The Baptistery, Church of the Wisdom of God, Surrey

The Baptistery, Church of the Wisdom of God, Surrey
The Baptistery, Church of the Wisdom of God, Lower Kingswood, near Redhill, Surrey, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageWisdom Collection: The Wisdom of Bill, by Bairnsfather

The Wisdom of Bill, by Bairnsfather
The Wisdom of Bill " Stick yer at pin into Douglas, Maggie. I ve known them things go off before now!" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander Date: 1918

Background imageWisdom Collection: Andrea Buonaioto. Averroes

Andrea Buonaioto. Averroes
AVERROES (1126-1198). Spanish Arab philosopher, physician and astronomer from the Almohade period. Oil

Background imageWisdom Collection: Henry Wheeler Shaw

Henry Wheeler Shaw
HENRY WHEELER SHAW American humorous writer of folksy homespun wisdom, under the nom=de-plume of Josh Billings. Date: 1818 - 1885



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