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    Attic red-figured krater with depiction of the battle of Giants against Gods; 5th century BCE.

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    Greek red-figured hydria showing woman seated on chair playing lyre; from Rhodes, Greece; 440-430 BCE.


    Woman playing kithara. From Pompeii, Italy; 1st century CE.


    Parade of musicians in honour of the sultan Turkish miniature painting; 1610


    Saladin, Sultan of Egypt (1137/38-1193). Oil on Wood, 16th century. Inv. 1890 n.15 Saladin was a Kurdish Muslim, who became the first Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He led Islamic opposition to the Franks and other European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, he ruled over Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, and Yemen. He led the Muslims against the Crusaders and eventually recaptured Palestine from the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem after his victory in the Battle of Hattin. As such, he is a notable figure in Kurdish, Arab, and Muslim culture.

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    Court life at the Castle of the Holy Grail (Richard Wagner's opera "Parzival"). Wallpainting; Neuschwanstein Castle.


    Girl musician with harp entertaining guests. Detail of a wallpainting in the tomb Rekhmere, vizier under the Pharaohs Thutmosis III and Amenophis II (18th Dynasty, 16th-14th BCE), in the cemetery of Sheikh Abd al-Qurnah.


    Three pairs of warriors embracing to seal peace treaty. Relief (17th BCE) on the long side of a basalt sacrificial basin from Temple N, Tel Mardikh, Syria (Middle Bronze Age)


    "God with a golden hand", initially completely gilded. The god wears a long "kaunakes" which leaves one shoulder free,typical of all divinities since Akkadian periods. From Susa, early 2nd mill.BCE. Copper and gold, H: 17,5 cm AO 2823

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    Island of Arvad (today Tyre), top right, on the Lebanese coast. Cedar wood transport for the building of a palace. Bas-relief from the Palace of King Sargon in Khorsbad, Mesopotamia (Iraq). Center panel, for continuation see 08-02-16/18,20 Gypseous alabaster.


    Mosaics from the "Luxurious Residence" in Sepphoris. Market scene:vendors bringing goods.


    Jewels found in the tomb of a princess in Reinheim, Germany Discovered in 1954

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    Two dancers. Terracotta group (early 3rd BCE) from Tanagra, Boeotia, Greece. Height 17.7 cm CA 588


    Funeral stele of Menas, a soldier who died in the battle between Seleucos and Lysimachos, two satraps who fought for the Empire of Alexander the Great (281 BCE). Seleucos founded the Seleucids dynasty in Syria. From Iznik, Turkey


    A couple pouring a libation above an altar. Red-figured pelike Around 480-470 BCE Inv. G 236


    Harvesting olives. Mosaic (1st half 3rd CE) from a series showing agricultural work throughout the year, from Saint Romain-en-Gal, France.


    Noah offers thanks at an altar. Mosaic from the story of the Flood in the arcades of the atrium of S.Marco Basilica, Venice.


    Count Ekkehard and Countess Uta. Donor figures from the west choir of Naumburg Cathedral.


    Romanesque chest from Voxtorp, Smaland, Sweden. Wood, iron ornaments, hunters, animals.


    Maria Leopoldine (1632-1649), Archduchess and Empress, second wife of Emperor Ferdinand III, died in child- birth aged 17. Canvas, 203 x 137 cm Inv. 7148


    Margarita Teresa, Infanta of Spain (1651-1673), in a theatrical costume. Daughter of King Philip IV of Spain, she married Emperor Leopold I. The shepherd play in which she performed was part of the celebration for her arrival. See 26-05/16 Copper, 33,3 x 24,2 cm


    Gold brooch with precious stones from Ovre Eiker near Buskerud, Norway; 9th century


    Hector mounting his horse, bidding farewell to his wife and son. Background: a dazzling mosaic. Harl.4431.fol. 135 Min.


    Osakazu Byobu (Osakajo-zu byobu) - Japanese eight-panel folding screen showing the cityscape of Osaka during the Toyotomi Era (1583-1615) in the Momoyama Period. Schloss Eggenberg (Eggenberg Castle Museum) Graz, Austria. A traditional 8-panel folding screen or byobu, it measures 182 cm (hight) and 480 cms (length). The screen was bought by prince Johann Seyfried von Eggenberg from Dutch merchants around 1660. It was dismanteld in the town-house of the family in Graz, Styria, around 1754 and the panels were brought to the country seat of Eggenberg, when the "Piano Nobile" was renovated. The paintings were individually embedded into the walls of the "Indian Room", Indian Rooms having become highly fashionable in the 18th century,. They were surrounded by "Chinoiseries" from a local painter. The panels are to be read from right bottom to left top.


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