In this article I would like to talk about a beautiful manuscript entitled "The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems" written by
Tag : Old European Culture
Eagle-Snake struggle mosaic from the palace of the Emperor Justinian I (527-565), Istambul...Ever wondered why this is the symbol of Zeus/Jupiter?
"Hestia, you who tends the holy house of the lord Apollo...come now into this house...having one mind with Zeus the all-wise..." From
Let me introduce you to Samantabhadra, a bodhisattva associated with practice and meditation...Apparently a very important dude in Buddhism, whom I
A while back I wrote an article about the Khafajeh vase, which was made in Iran in the mid 3rd mil. BC by the people of the Jiroft culture...It is
Seated female figure (goddess? ) drinking out of a goblet - next to a tulip, bronze seal, late 3rd - early 2nd millennium BC, (BMAC), Afghanistan.
Here's something funny. The Vače Situla is an ornamented Early Iron Age (5th c. BC) Illyrian ritual vessel (situla) found in the 19th century at the
This is Manjushri, a bodhisattva associated with prajñā (wisdom)...He is the oldest and most significant bodhisattva in Mahāyāna literature,
Figurine of spotted dog, Pakistan, Indus Valley, Chanhu-Daro, about 2600–1900 BC. currently in the Museum of Fine Art Boston In Indian mythology
In this article I would like to talk about animal calendar markers depicted on this Bronze mirror found in the Volga River region, Russia, and dated
This is an impression of an Akkadian cylinder seal, c. 2217-2193 BC, currently in Louvre Museum. This also is one of the best examples of animal
Why did Assyrian kings like lion hunt so much? According to the Assyrian reliefs, the favorite occupation of the Assyrian kings in peace was a lion
Akkadian Cylinder Seal with a Mysterious Creature, Mesopotamia, 2300-2200 BC. Description: A carved white marble seal with two ibexes flanking a
This is a very interesting seal from the Babylonian period (I presume first half of the 2nd millennium BC), currently in the Penn museum. The
One of several gold and silver statuettes of a worshipper (probably a king) carrying a sacrificial goat. Susa, Iran, c. 1500–1200 BC (Middle