Russian poster depicting the typhus louse by O. Grin, Wellcome Images, 1919
I want this poster more than I’ve ever wanted a poster.
Первый Российский iT-шник! Торгует планшетами…
1800’s:Russian peasant boy with calculating devices…
Rechberg und Rothenlöwen, Karl, Graf von, 1775-1847. Les peuples de la Russie : ou, Description des moeurs, usages et costumes des diverses nations de l’empire de Russie, 1812.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Albert Kahn - Two Cossack soldiers in Urga
G. Klutsis, soccer poster for the 1928 Moscow Spartakiad (Bolshevik version of the Olympics). (via http://thecharnelhouse.org/2014/02/09/spartakiade-a-bolshevik-alternative-to-the-olympics/)
Avar woman (Caucasus), wedding traditional costume. Ethnic groups living in the Russian republic of Dagestan, village Rugudja, tribal caucasian rug, silver jewelry.
Anton Lavinskii poster art.
Sergei Eisenstein . Battleship Potemkin | Броненосец Потёмкин . 1926
[The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg]
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)