By Andre Godard
The evolution of the paintings of Iran—from the famed Luristan Bronzes of the primitive Zagros civilization to fresh Islamic contributions—is demanding to track for plenty of international types and idioms have prompted and adjusted its improvement. extra over, a lot of Iran's non secular sanctuaries, monuments, and different paintings treasures have been, till lately, inaccessible to the surface global. Now, during this lavish complete scale presentation of Iran's nice creative history, André Godard presents a lucid and finished research of Iranian structure, sculpture, and ornamental arts
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Of the five digitations of this axe is replaced by a vulture's head. The blade is decorated in by a fantastic figure, wearing a kind of bonnet. In his arms he holds a fish, symbol of the relief Mesopotamian god Ea and 14. the Canaanite god Dagon. AXE OF A VERY ANCIENT TYPE excavations carried out by Professor Ghirshman From at Chuga Zambil, an Elamite town situated near Susa. 1250 bc. Length: 4I in. Louvre. The socket of this bronze axe is decorated with a gold or electrum animal, probably a wild boar.
12. 13. BRONZE AXE WITH DIGITATIONS From a tomb in the region of Kirmânshâh (western Length: 55 in. Archaeological Museum, Teheran. One Iran). Beginning of first millennium bc. of the five digitations of this axe is replaced by a vulture's head. The blade is decorated in by a fantastic figure, wearing a kind of bonnet. In his arms he holds a fish, symbol of the relief Mesopotamian god Ea and 14. the Canaanite god Dagon. AXE OF A VERY ANCIENT TYPE excavations carried out by Professor Ghirshman From at Chuga Zambil, an Elamite town situated near Susa.
1100-900 BC. Height: 4J is 9. in. Coiffard collection. Louvre. of a gritty, coarse body. It could be hung up by decorated in aubergine with geometrical motifs. This wide-moutlied jar is its two handles. The belly TERRA-COTTA REVETMENT TILES c. 1165-1151 BC. Height: 4 ft 5 in. Louvre. These three panels decorated a temple built at Susa by Kutir-Nahunta and his brother ShilakInshushinak, King of Anzhan and Susa. Susa. ' -i^^. • ,<^VT% > ne PART ONE ANCIENT IRAN CHAPTER I THE IRANIAN PLATEAU AND THE ZAGRUS MOUNTAINS The of by is an enormous plateau IRAN this virtual fortress, the lofty battlements of which almost totally exclude the passurrounded gigantic mountains.