04 novembre 2013
Devata, Area of Hund, Afghanistan, 7th century, terracotta, 49cm. Photo courtesy DALTON SOMARÉ ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October -- 9th November 2013. DALTON SOMARÉ. Tomaso Vigorelli. Phone +39 335 80 88 149 / +44 (0)207 439 6633 - Fax +39 (0)2 89 09 61 73 - Email email@example.com - Website www.daltonsomare.com
04 novembre 2013
Head of a Bodhisattva, Afghanistan, 3rd-4th century AD, terracotta with pigments, height: 48cm. Photo courtesy DALTON SOMARÉ ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October -- 9th November 2013. DALTON SOMARÉ. Tomaso Vigorelli. Phone +39 335 80 88 149 / +44 (0)207 439 6633 - Fax +39 (0)2 89 09 61 73 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org - Website www.daltonsomare.com
30 juillet 2013
Head of the Buddha. Afghanistan, circa 2nd Century. Stucco and Pigments. 22 inches (55.9 cm). Photo courtesy Dalton.Somare Dalton.Somare. Via Borgonuovo 5, 20121 Milano, Italy. T +39 02 89096173 - email@example.com - www.daltonsomare.com
22 juillet 2013
Bronze mirror with an animal-combat motif. Ghazna, Afghanistan; c. 1100. Diam: 8.5 cm. Inv. no. 71/1979. The David Collection © THE DAVID COLLECTION The animal-combat motif is rooted in a large number of pre-Islamic cultures in the Middle East, and it is generally considered to symbolize rebirth. The powerful animal lives by killing weaker ones and in doing so gains the strength to survive in a cruel world. Particularly the lion attacking an ox has been seen as a symbol of the beginning of the new agricultural year. Both... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2013
Topaz, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA, 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm. Photo Copyright © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com Topaz, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Photo Copyright © Photo & Collection of Martins da Pedra Hialine crystal with 3x1,5x1,5cm Topaz, Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Pale pink, transparent topaz crystal, 18 x 18 x 14 mm., Pech, Afghanistan. Ex Willard Perkin thumbnail collection... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2013
Dish, Iran or Afghanistan, 10th century, Samanid period. Earthenware painted under glaze. Size: H: 3.6 W: 21.0 cm. Museum Code: F1965.27. Freer and the Sackler (Smithsonian) Museums. Among the most distinct and impressive examples of Persian ceramics are a group produced during the reign of the Samanids (819-1005) in Khurasan in northeastern Iran, present-day Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan. These vessels are embellished with inscriptions, usually in the form of a moralizing proverb. The inscription on this small... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2012
A hand-cut rock crystal ball encircled by a metal ring dates back to the Bronze Age and served as a ritual object in Afghanistan.
13 août 2012
Young Prince, mid-16th century. Signed by Muhammad Haravi, Safavid period. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. H: 34.1 W: 24.0 cm. Herat, Afghanistan. Purchase F1937.8. © 2012 Smithsonian Institution After the late fifteenth century in Iran, artists not only worked on illustrated manuscripts, but they also composed individual paintings and drawings that were gathered in albums. Among the most popular subject matter for album page compositions was that of elegant, often contemplative,... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2012
Prince Shah Shuja from the Late Shah Jahan Album, India, Mughal Dynasty, 1650. Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper. Lent by the Art and History Collection, LTS 1995.2.98 WASHINGTON, DC.- India’s Mughal emperors, who reigned over a vast and wealthy empire that extended over most of the South Asian subcontinent between the 16th and 19th centuries, were passionate about lavish manuscripts and paintings. Between 1556 and 1657, the greatest Mughal patrons—the emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan—formed grand workshops that... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2012
Ceremonial Axe Silver, part with gold sheet. Allegedly from North Afghanistan, Bactrian. Late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.
Ceremonial Axe Silver, part with gold sheet. Max. L: 12.68 cm. Allegedly from North Afghanistan, Bactrian.. Late 3rd/early 2nd millennium B.C.