“Maznawi Jamshid wa Khorshid” - by the persian poet Salman Sawoyi مثنوی جمشید و خورشید، سلمان ساوجی
Matrakçı Nasuh- Map of Soltaniyeh-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa 1537. (Istanbul University Library)
1537 The Blue Dome of the Soltaniyeh Mosque (Iran). By Ottoman Turk Matrakçı Nasuh, a polymath who created a new form of art under Suleyman that depicted the topography of cities of the Ottoman Empire with great precision and detail. Istanbul University Library 5967.
Aleppo, miniature painting by Nasuh Al-Matrakî , 16th century
Iran: Iskandar-Nameh in the Hermitage's famous Persian manuscript of the Khamsa, an anthology of five poems by the 12th-century poet Nizami,
Angel, Persian miniature (1555) Is it just me, or does it look like the angel has watermelon wings? o.O
Marble statue of Aphrodite Hypolympidia, from the santuary of Isis, 2nd c. BC, Archaeological Museum, Dion
Cider house Bust of Agrippina the Elder.Marble. First half of the 1st century CE. Istanbul, Archaeological Museum
Marble portrait head of a woman ca. 120-140 CE. Probably from Kenchreai. Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, Greece
ancientart: The Croatian Apoxyomenos—A Bronze Athlete. It is thought to be a Hellenistic or Roman replica after a original from the 4th century BC. This statue was discovered in 1996 by a recreational diver, who came across it lying 45m deep in the Adriatic Sea. Photo taken by MOSSOT while it was on display at the Louvre. Courtesy the Croatian Conservation Institute.