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#Pompeii -- Roman Fresco -- Excavated from 'The House of the Golden Bracelet' at Pompeii -- Belonging to the National Archaeological Museum -- Naples, Italy

detail of a mosaic from Germanicia hierapolis

Persian Garden

Women and the Garden: Magic Carpet Ride : Persian Gardens

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Riyaz Uddin is an Indian miniature painter from Jaipur. He has collaborated with British artist Alexander Gorlizki to produce cross-cultural artworks.

Vishnu Slaying Demons

Vishnu Slaying Demons

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ca. 1760. Kakubha ragini from Bundi, India. The atmosphere, landscape design and trees are in native Indian style while the garden plants show Mughal influence. a lady holding a garland of white flowers stands in a wood with a peacock on either side of her. Drawn and painted in ink and watercolor.

Kakubha ragini (Drawing) | V&A Search the Collections

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“It was our first meeting” The Gita Govinda or The “Song of the cowherd Krishna” 12th C. , is one of the pearls of Indian Hindu literature. The story of Krishna and his lover Radha inspired generations of artists. They frequently translated the erotically charged atmosphere of this text very into the landscape. The romance symbolizes spiritual devotion and unity. Created in 1775 by a family of painters from the small village of Guler, the best-known artists from the Pahari region

Highlights of the collection « Collection - Museum Rietberg

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A yogi seated in a garden, North Indian or Deccani miniature painting, c.1620-40

Winged tree-dwellers of Zabaj, referring probably to Sumatra or Java, from ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat by Qazvini, Persian text with Ottoman paintings, 1654/5. British Library, Or.13935, f.76r (detail) - See more at: britishlibrary.ty...

Tacuinum Sanitatis 1390s Manuscript (Ms. 459) Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome

Without doubt, one of the smallest of the historic labyrinths on general public view in England, the tiny labyrinth labelled "Laborintus id est domus dedali" (Labyrinth, the house of Daedalus) that occupies the island of Crete on the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral is only a few inches across. Created c.1280 AD

El Juicio de Paris (Simonet)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) - Ukiyo-e. "Mikawa, Horaiji Temple" #11 ("Mikawa, Horai-ji"). Circa 1853. From the "Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces" ("Roguju Yoshu Meisho Zue"). Publisher: Koshimura-ya Heisuke (Koshihei). 9' x 13-1/2".

Edmund Dulac illustrations for "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Mosaic pavement: Apollo and Daphne, late 3rd century A.D.

Rustam and the Black Div; single-page painting mounted on detached album folio. From the Shahnama of Firdawsi. Rustam, holding a weapon decorated with a ferocious head, kneels behind a tree while the Black Div waits on the other side. Both appear in caves. Surrounded by border with gold flowers. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper.

Ambar, f.82v. Ambergris, f.82v. Ambre, f.82v. Tacuinum Sanitatis (Rhineland, Germany. Mid-15th century. )