Equestrian history, especially Polish, Eurasian and American horsemanship and its history - from Bronze Age to AD 1939. Historical equestrian art, my own artwork & reconstructions, and some traditional art media and digital artwork-related topics. All my text and my own art etc - all rights reserved unless permitted by 'Dariusz caballeros' aka DarioTW
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
Posted by Dario T. W. at Monday, December 06, 2010
Labels: ancient horse
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Amazing stuff, thank you for the link!
you welcome Jan,
these horses and equipment are fabulous!..and they add nicely to conduct more detailed studies of the Achaemenid cavalry
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