Rhyton (offering vase) in shape of a lion
Middle Bronze Age, found in Turkey
This vase is made from earthware and is painted with red, yellow and black. Geometrical decoration is similar to earthware from earlier earthware from same geographical location.
(Source: The Leiden Museum of Antiquities)
Luca Giordano, Allegory of Magnanimity, about 1670. Oil on canvas, 71 x 71 in.
Veit Arnold - Juristisches Tractatl (1693).
The Imperium, according to the primordial conception rooted in Tradition, is something transcendent, and it can only be attained by those who have the power to transcend the lives of petty men and their appetites, their sentimentalisms, their national prides, their ‘values’, and their phobias.”
The Nimrud ivories are carved ivory plaques and figures dating from the 9th to the 7th centuries BC that were excavated from the Assyrian city of Nimrud (in modern Ninawa in Iraq) during the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the ivories were taken to the United Kingdom and were deposited in (though not owned by) the British Museum. In 2011, the Museum acquired most of the British-held ivories through a donation and purchase and is to put a selection on view. It is intended that the remainder will be returned to Iraq. A significant number of ivories were already held by Iraqi institutions but many have been lost or damaged through war and looting.