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Bearer of the demon's head, 10th century. A Persian representation of the constellation Perseus, who holds the head of Medusa, in accordance with the myth. From the star catalogue of the Persian astronomer Al-Sufi. It is shown in double aspect in order to show it as seen from the earth and reversed as on a star-globe.
Meeting of the Congress of Vienna,1814/15: The Congress of Vienna under the Leadership of Clemens Wenzel Lothar Prince von Metternich (1814-15) Sepia drawing In the autumn of 1814, diplomats and representatives of the European powers met at the Congress of Vienna. The Parisian court painter Jean Baptiste Isabey (1767-1855) traveled there as part of the French delegation and executed a portrait of 22 participants. On the left side of the drawing, Austrian Chancellor Metternich gestures toward the British Secretary of State, Viscount Robert Castlereagh (seated). Across from him sits Prussian Chancellor Karl August von Hardenberg (lower left corner). England's Duke of Wellington stands behind Hardenberg. On the right side the French diplomat Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord rests his right arm on the table. Prussia's Wilhlem von Humboldt stands second from the left. Count Rasoumoffsky, the representative of Czar Alexander I of Russia, appears near the center of the portrait; he stands before the lower left corner of the large portrait on the wall.
Christ on the Cross, around 1541. This drawing shows the crucified and living Christ with his head turned upwards to heaven. Two mourning angels hover in the sky below the arms of the cross. At the foot of the cross lies a skull to indicate the setting as Golgatha (The place of the skull in Hebrew). PD 1895-9-15-504