April 29, 2014
badesaba:

The Prophet with Hasan and Hossein his veiled figure is seated leaning against a cushion cradling Hasan and Hossein in his arms
Qajar Persia, mid-19th c. - Oil on stretched canvas

badesaba:

The Prophet with Hasan and Hossein 
his veiled figure is seated leaning against a cushion cradling Hasan and Hossein in his arms

Qajar Persia, mid-19th c. - Oil on stretched canvas

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Filed under: prophet persian 
December 8, 2013
ancientpeoples:

Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure
Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BCFrom the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan
This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure is from a temple and dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
This piece, in the shape of a winged stag with a horned lion’s head, is decorated with hollows for inlay. There are two long pins at the back for attachment, though it is unclear what the ornament originally decorated.
This composite creature reflects the ‘Animal Style’ of South Russia and demonstrates the close relations between the Persians and the nomadic people of the northern steppe lands. The Persian kings had indirect access to the wealth and artistic traditions of northern Central Asia and Siberia, and some contacts are illustrated by this piece.
(Source: The British Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure

Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC
From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan

This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure is from a temple and dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

This piece, in the shape of a winged stag with a horned lion’s head, is decorated with hollows for inlay. There are two long pins at the back for attachment, though it is unclear what the ornament originally decorated.

This composite creature reflects the ‘Animal Style’ of South Russia and demonstrates the close relations between the Persians and the nomadic people of the northern steppe lands. The Persian kings had indirect access to the wealth and artistic traditions of northern Central Asia and Siberia, and some contacts are illustrated by this piece.

(Source: The British Museum)

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Filed under: Russia persian 
November 7, 2013
minyatursanati:

minyatursanati:

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Filed under: persian miniature 
July 20, 2012
sombhatt:

Persian, c.1279

sombhatt:


Persian, c.1279

(Source: muirgilsdream, via mohenjo-daro)

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Filed under: tile persian 
May 8, 2012
aleyma:

Achaemenid Persia, Gold model chariot from the Oxus Treasure, 5-4th century BC (source).

aleyma:

Achaemenid Persia, Gold model chariot from the Oxus Treasure, 5-4th century BC (source).

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Filed under: sculpture persian 
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