Monday, December 6, 2010

Achaemenid Iranian images from Turkey

 myanda ( Mongolian for sworn-brother ) Patryk Skupniewicz provided me to a link to a news article from  the Circle of  Ancient Iranian Studies the-return-of-colours , regrading already closed  exhibit in the Yapi Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Museum in Turkey - The subject matter is the reconstructed 470BC  Tatarli Tumulus and beautiful paintings on wood contained herein.
here you can see charging Achaemenid hippotaxotai archer cavalry, armed in two kinds of bows: archers
 Note horse harness (interesting bridle with a bosal?)  and long saddle blankets -shabraques, unfortunately the image is cut off at the horse's croup and we cannot see the tied tails, another typical Achaemenid Iranian and Eurasian steppe tradition.

and here Achaemenid chariot a crew pulled by splendid horses, similar  horse were carved  in  the wall of the Persepolis' Apadana. Reconstructed_Achaemenid_painting_beam3WM

and in addition  a couple of my own drawings and sketches-in progress showing Achaemenid warriors
would like to welcome all new followers - thank you for your interest
by the way I joined this blog - splendid display of  drawings and on the subject comic book images creation  - by one of the finest 'ink' artists out there Marcos Mateu-Mestre
 Marcos has a very new book on comics making titled 'Framed Ink'


Jan said...

Amazing stuff, thank you for the link!

Dario T. W. said...

you welcome Jan,
these horses and equipment are fabulous!..and they add nicely to conduct more detailed studies of the Achaemenid cavalry