Frieze of Striding Lions, Perspolis (Iran), Palace G, Limestone, Achaemenid Period (Reign of Darius I and Xerxes, 522-465 BCE), Oriental Institute, University of Chicago This carving represents a cloth canopy with tassels (partly chipped away) at the bottom. The sculptor or group of sculptors of this relief left their mark, a pair of diamonds joined together... [continue reading]
Horned Animals with Stars Overhead; Cylinder seal impression; Basalt, serpentine; Khafajah, Sin Temple II (Iraq), Late Uruk-Jamdat Nasr period (3350-2900 BCE). Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Relief orthostat (stone slab at base of wall) of war chariot from Sam'al (Turkey), west side of citadel gate; Basalt; Late Hittite period (9th cent BCE); Museum of the Ancient Orient, Istanbul Archaeological Museums.
Colossal Bull Head from Hundred-Column Hall, Dark gray limestone, Persepolis (Iran), Achaemenid Period (Reign of Xerxes and Ataxerxes I, 486-424 BCE), Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
Statue of Emperor Hadrian, 117-138 CE (Roman period), found at Troy, now in Canakkale Archaeological Museum, Canakkale, Turkey
published on 06 November 2013
One of the few free-standing sculptures from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassos, 4th century BCE. (British Museum, London)