May 9, 1874~ Howard Carter, British archaeologist, historian, and artist is born

Under the Protection of the Gods by Howard Carter

1908 / Watercolor / 24 7/16”x18 1/8” / Private collection?

The man most famous for his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb was also an artist.
An album of Howard Carter’s watercolours of birds and animals~

http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/Carter_birds_gallery.html

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 9

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/9~

April 8, 1820~ Venus de Milo discovered on the island of Milos

Aphrodite, known as the Venus de Milo,
credited to Alexandros of Antioch

c.100 BC / Marble / 80” high / Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Previous April 8 posts:

Spring~ April 8

April 8: Hana Matsuri (Buddha’s birthday Festival in Japan)

Clarence Hudson White: Born on April 8, 1871

Premiered April 8, 1876: “La Gioconda”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/8~

March 29, 1974~ Terracotta Army discovered in Shaanxi province, China

Terracotta Warriors and Horses / Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

246 BC-208 BC / Exterior earth pyramid: 154’x 1,690’x 1,591’ / Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang, Xi’an, China

Previous March 29 posts:

March 29~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Raymond Hood: Born March 29, 1881

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/29~