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    Personalities, Aristocracy, Politics and Portraits, Rulers, Emperors and Kings, Crowds and Demonstrations.

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    Pearl dedicated to the moon god. Neo Sumerian, reign of Ibbi-Sin,king of Ur. Around 2.020 BCE Agate AO 27622

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    King Richard I Lionheart (1157-1199) watches Muslim prisoners being beheaded after the capture of Acre in 1189. When it became apparent that Saladin was not willing to pay the terms of the treaty at Acre, Richard had more than 3.000 Muslim prisoners executed on August 20 outside of Acre in full view of Saladin's camp. From Sebastien Mamerot's "Les Passages d'outremer faits par les Français contre les Turcs depuis Charlemagne jusqu'en 1462". Illuminated manuscript on parchment (287 sheets, 32x23 cm). Bourges, France; 1474-1475.

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    Naked, circumcised prisoners of Semitic origin are led before a king on his throne.An Egyptian soldier leads the prisoners, followed by a war-chariot.Ivory, probably a furniture-ornament.From Megiddo,Israel. See also 08-05-05/22-24.Collections of IDAM, Jerusalem.

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    Red-figured crater:King Cadmos,an amphora in one hand, throws stones at the dragon who has killed his com- panions;three female figures,perhaps the nymphs of the well,watch the combat.In the upper register Hermes,Pan and a satyr.Obverse side,H:57 cm N 3157 See 10-03-06/11

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    Trojan King Priamus begs Achilles to let him have the body of Hector, his slain son. Hector's body lies under Achilles' bed. Red-figured Attic skyphos from Caere, around 490 BCE Height: 25 cm Inv. IV 3710

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    The painter Apelles, Alexander the Great and Campaspe. Alexander gives his lover Campaspe to the painter. The King believes that Apelles, as an artist, is better able to appreciate Campaspe's beauty. Wood, 96 x 136,2 cm P 444

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    Study of Ludwig II with a portrait of Ludwig XIV. Herrenchiemsee Palace, built 1879-1881 by order of Ludwig II of Bavaria in homage to Ludwig XIV on Herrenchiemsee Island in Chiemsee Lake, Bavaria.

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    Sennacherib on his throne in camp. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

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    Apelles paints Campaspe I., around 1600 Alexander the Great gives his lover Campaspe to the painter Apelles, believing that the artist will be better able to appreciate Campaspe's beauty. Canvas, 221 x 209 cm Inv.1677

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    Figurines of Akhnaton and Nefertiti,18th dynasty, later than 1345 BCE. Amarna period, 1365-1347 BCE Limestone, H: 22,2 cm Inv. E 15539

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    The Lovers. Canvas (1524-1526) 163 x 337 cm Inv. 223

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    Assyrian war chariot with charioteer. Second row, bas-relief, palace of Ashurbanipal (668-627 BCE) in Niniveh,illustrating the campaign against the kingdom of Elam, which brought Elam under Assyrian rule. 645 BCE Gypseous alabaster AO 19909

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    Portrait of Giovanni (?) Arnolfini and his Wife ('The Arnolfini Portrait'), formerly known as the 'Arnolfini Wedding'. 1434. Oil on oak, 82.2 x 60 cm. NG186. Detail see 40-03-03/5.

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    Dido abandoned by Aeneas. Or: apotheosis of Alexander the Great with representation of the four directions. Fresco (1st CE) from Casa di Meleagro,Pompeii. Inv. 8898

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    Statue of a hero taming a lion.(Gilgamesch)?,Palace of Sargon II, King of Assur (722-705 BCE) in Khorsabad. These colossal statues of genii protected the entrance to the throne room. H: 445 cm AO 19862

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    Victory stele of King Naram-Sin of Akkad in horned tiara near a mountain summit, with soldiers. Rose limestone stele (2230 BCE) Originally from Mesopotamia - found in Susa, Iran 200 x 105 cm - Sb 4

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    Emperor Karl V's war against Chaireddin (also known as Hayreddin Barbarossa, Grand Admiral of the Ottoman Navy), Turkish governor of Tunis. Karl V (without armour) at the head of a cavalry detach- ment which repelled a Turkish sortee from Goleta. charcoal and watercolour on paper,385 x 662 cm,Inv.2038 In 1535 the Spanish Empire attacked Tunis, then under the control of the Ottoman Empire. Holy Roman Emperor Karl V (Charles V) of the Habsburg dynasty assembled a huge army and war fleet. He defeated Barbarossa's fleet and, after a siege, captured Tunis on June 1 1535.

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    Tower with defenders. Assyrians attack the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

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    Festival at the court of King Arthur. From the "Roman de Saint Graal". Around 1460. Ms.527. See also 15-02-05/62.

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    Battle of Neville's Cross (near Durham, England) in 1346 between English and Scottish troops led by King David II of Scotland. From Jean Froissart's Chroniques; Bruges, Belgium; third half of the 14th century.

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    Seven large tapestries illustrate the Battle of Pavia in 1525,in which Emperor Charles V.defeated French King Francois I.The decisive moment of the battle: the French king is taken prisoner;his horse has fallen. (left foreground). 435 x 880 cm Inv. IGMN 144489

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    The Code of Hammurabi (1792-1750 BCE), 282 laws. Hammurabi standing before the sun-god Shamash. Engraved black basalt stele (1st half 19th BCE, 1st Babylonian Dynasty). Engraved in cuneiform letters. Originally from Babylon, found at Susa, Iran. Height 225 cm

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    Richard I and Saladin jousting,around 1300-1340.Saladin is portrayed with a grotesque blue face,while Richard's face is hidden by his helmet. Both ride horses wearing elaborate caparisons. Detail from a page of Latin text from the "Luttrell Psalter", begun before 1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell. Add.42130.fol.61.det (L).

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    Judean exiles carrying provisions. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq).

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