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 www.cais-soas.com/news 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: www.cais-soas.com/horse 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. www.cais-soas.com 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 http://marcosmateu.blogspot.com/
Marcos has a very new book on comics making titled 'Framed Ink' amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers