24 juin 2010

"A Passage to Asia " 25 Centuries of Exchange between Asia and Europe @ BOZAR

Giant Bronze Drum 2nd C. BCE Laos National Museum BRUSSELS.- Together, Asia and Europe form a single gigantic continent, Eurasia , with an endless variety of landscapes, climates, fauna, and flora and an equally great diversity of peoples and cultures. For millennia past, Asia and Europe have had intense relations with each other. Both by land and by sea, commercial and political links developed between East and West. Conquerors such as Alexander the Great, Attila, and Genghis Khan set out in search of glory, wealth, and power.... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

Deccani gilt metal pilgrim flask, India, 16th/ 17th century

Deccani gilt metal pilgrim flask, India, 16th/ 17th century of crescent form resting on a diamond-shaped foot, with scroll terminals, tubular spout and a narrow cylindrical neck surmounted with a hinged dome cover with knop finial, suspension loops to shoulder and neck, the body decorated with a moulded palmette lappet. 30.3cm. height. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP NOTE: Brass pilgrim flasks of identical form are found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and The David Collection, Copenhagen. Zebrowski discusses this... [Lire la suite]
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