Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Shapur I king of kings

 Salvete Omnes,


Lord Shapur, king of kings of Eran - well, let us gallop a bit across the III century AD ancient Iranian realm, with the famous king at the vanguard.. a collection of period images - triumphal and bellicose, but also very religious, and always equestrian astride his Nisaya/Nisean chargers

the most famous cameo from Louvre

there is plenty of research around Shapur I and his III century Persian realm - vide academia.edu articles eg THE SOURCES FOR ROME’S WARS WITH SHAPUR I: EUROCENTRIC AND EASTERN PERSPECTIVESRelief of Salmas, or on Shapur I coins, or on the rock relieves of his triumphs , and the entire corpus of works (including the finds of horse armor)  dealing with Dura Europos siege and capture etc...  so enjoy your research .By the way a different than military history  eg Prof. Katazyna Maksymiuk - The Position of Women in the Court of the First Sassanias.

you can find Shapur I in the novels of British historian and novelist Harry Sidebottom - Ballista aka Warrior of Rome series 


Sunday, June 26, 2022

Giovanni Fattori - horses, donkey, mules, and oxen etc

 Salvete Omnes,


finalizing works of Giovanni Fattori - his non-military equestrian etc  paintings - lots of beauty in them... loveliness 


Giovanni Fattori - miltiary paintings

 Salvete Omnes,


Giovanni Fattori - Italian cavalry of the second half of XIX century