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Persian statue :    Ceremonial silver hollow bird with feathers and a crown.   200 AD

Persian statue : Ceremonial silver hollow bird with feathers and a crown.

Qajar Persian Damascened Lion

Antique Islamic Qajar Period Persian Gold & Silver Inlaid Steel Lion F

Iran, Deities, Bronze, Symbols, Icons

Name: Aquamanile Shaped like an Eagle Place of creation: Iraq (?) Date: 796-797 Material: bronze (brass), silver and copper Technique: cast and decorated with inlay Dimension: h. 38 cm

Aquamanile Shaped like an Eagle Place of creation: Iraq (?) Date: Material: bronze (brass), silver and copper Technique: cast and decorated with inlay Dimension: h.

Luristan Bronze Ram

For Sale on - Finely modeled hollow bronze sculpture of a ram, circa Millennium B.

Striding lion from a collection of golden Achaemenid ornaments, dating back to the 5th-6th century BCE. The striding lion is one of Babylon’s most recognized symbols. The city served as the main imperial capital for the Achaemenid Persians until 331 BCE when Alexander the Great advanced to Babylonia and Persia. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Photo by Babylon Chronicle

Striding lion from a collection of golden Achaemenid ornaments, dating back to the century BCE. The striding lion is one of Babylon’s most recognized symbols. The city served as the main.

Assyrian kings first introduced both the seclusion of women in the royal harem and the veil in the Near East. Veils were forbidden for prostitutes and slaves, however. Beyond the Near East, the practice of living veiled, isolated lives appeared in classical Greece, in the Byzantine Christian world, in Persia and among the upper castes in India.  http://www.irandokht.com/editorial/index4.php?area=per&sectionID=3&editorialID=958

OLD PERSIA: drawings from "Le costume historique(…)" by Auguste Racinet,

Ancient Iranian Ceramics  Museum: Sackler Gallery      Some 3,000 years ago, in the area south of the Caspian Sea in what is now modern Iran, craftsmen developed a distinctive type of pottery.  I have seen this several times – love it.

Ancient Iranian Ceramics Museum: Sackler Gallery Some years ago, in the area south of the Caspian Sea in what is now modern Iran, craftsmen developed a distinctive type of pottery.

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