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Images Dated 8th August 2012

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Axel Shaft Cup, Luristan, c.800-700 BC (bronze, cast) Featured 8 Aug 2012 Image

Axel Shaft Cup, Luristan, c.800-700 BC (bronze, cast)

491159 Axel Shaft Cup, Luristan, c.800-700 BC (bronze, cast) by Iranian School; d:8.60 h:7.00 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Luristan, on Iran's western frontier, and Markik and Amlash in the north were the sites of flourishing civilizations. However, since this civilization left little in the way of written records, all that we know about them has been guessed from the works of art they fashioned. Luristan, one of the ancient centers of the horsebreeding industry, is best known for its bronze objects, many of them supposed to be horse or chariot trappings. Luristan supplied the Assyrian Empire not only with horses but also the hardware associated with them.

); The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund ; Iranian, out of copyright

© The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund / Bridgeman Images

Ibex Eating, c.400-600 (stucco (gypsum plaster) with traces of paint) Featured 8 Aug 2012 Image

Ibex Eating, c.400-600 (stucco (gypsum plaster) with traces of paint)

491224 Ibex Eating, c.400-600 (stucco (gypsum plaster) with traces of paint) by Sasanian School; h:30.80 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: From about AD 224 until about 650, the Sasanian kings ruled a rich and powerful empire that stretched from Iran and Iraq to Afghanistan and Georgia (Russia). The Sasanians, named for Sasan, their first king, controlled parts of the lucrative Silk Route, and with their accrued wealth they built great palaces furnished with luxurious silks and lavish vessels made of silver mined in their own territories. The Sasanians were Zoroastrians--worshippers of Ahuramazda, the spirit of Good, who was in constant struggle with Evil. On some of the works of art shown here, the hunting scenes or the scenes of combat between two species of animal or between man and animal reflect Zoroastrian beliefs. On other works, scenes of wine-drinking, dancing, and other forms of revelry are similar to favorite decorations on Greek and Roman vases in pottery and precious metal. The Sasanians, who ruled the major trading routes through Central Asia, decorated their palace architecture with painted stucco. A favorite motif of many ancient Near East Cultures depicted goats standing on their hind legs to eat leaves or berries from the "Tree of Life"
); Gift of Heeramaneck Galleries; Iranian, out of copyright

© Gift of Heeramaneck Galleries / Bridgeman Images

Portrait of Agostino Barbarigo, after 1571 (oil on canvas) Featured 8 Aug 2012 Image

Portrait of Agostino Barbarigo, after 1571 (oil on canvas)

491126 Portrait of Agostino Barbarigo, after 1571 (oil on canvas) by Veronese, (Paolo Caliari) (1528-88); 102.2x104.2 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Agostino Barbarigo (1518-71) was a member of a prominent Venetian family and second in command of the Venetian naval forces during the Battle of Lepanto against the Turks (October 7, 1571). During that battle, Barbarigo was killed by a Turkish arrow, which he holds in the portrait. In the 1500s, Venetian military portraits often portrayed the sitter in armour in a pose typical of a Roman emperor. Barbarigo wears the field armour of a military commander with red velvet and gilt edges. The lion mask appliquA©s are probably a reference to the Venetian Republic (symbolized by the lion of Saint Mark).); Gift of Mrs. L. E. Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Guerdon S. Holden, and the L. E. Holden Fund; Italian, out of copyright

© Gift of Mrs. L. E. Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Guerdon S. Holden, and the L. E. Holden Fund / Bridgeman Images