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La Bataille de San Romano: La contre-attaque de Micheletto da Cotignola - The battle of San Romano. Around 1435-1440 ?. Distemper on wood, 182 x 317 cm. M.I. 469 The battle of San Romano (1432) in which Florentine forces under Niccolo da Tolentino won a victory over Siena. Ucello's other two paintings of the same battle are in the Uffizi, Florence, and the National Gallery, London. See also: 40-07-08/45-47; 40-07-10/2; 40-14-01/4-6, 8, 9; 39-19-17/38-39, 53 .
Queen's lyre from Ur, southern Iraq, 2600-2400 BCE. Stringed instrument with a bull's head, found in the grave of Queen Pu-abi, part of the Royal Tombs in the cemetery at Ur. Along with the lyre were the bodies of ten women with fine jewellery, presumed to be sacrificial victims. One woman lay right against the lyre, the bones of her hands placed where the strings wuld have been. ANE 121198A
"The Dying Lion", a stone panel from Ninveh, northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, 645 BCE. Small alabaster wall panel showing a lion struck by one of the king's arrows; blood gushes from the lion's mouth, veins stand out on his face.Lions sym- bolized everything that was hostile to urban civilization and there was a long tradition of royal lion hunts in Meso- potamia. From the North Palace of King Ashurbanipal in Ninveh, northern Iraq. ANE 1992-4-4,1
The Taylor-Prism, Neo-Assyrian, from Niniveh,northern Iraq, 691 BCE. This six-sided baked clay document is a foundation record, intended to preserve Sennacherib's achievements for posterity and the gods.The prism records Sennachrib's third campaign, the destruction of 46 cities in Judah and the deportaion of 200.150 people. Hezekiah, king of Judah, is said to hve sent tribute to Sennacherib. ANE 91032