Friday Links: Great wave, mysterious sword, and clean cats
Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- American art is full of examples of our depictions of other cultures, so it’s intriguing—and refreshing—to see other cultures depicting us.
- And while on the topic of Japanese prints, here’s a fascinating look at how Hokusai’s “Great Wave” became an icon worldwide.
- The British Library could use your help: They have a 13th-century double-edged sword with an indecipherable inscription inlaid in gold. Care to decipher it for them?
- Chicago’s Newberry Library has digitized a fascinating series of drawings of Apache life made in the 1890s by an Apache prisoner of war. (You might also be interested in the Native American drawings in Artstor from the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives.)