Mural painting in the Tomb of the Baron (Tomba del Barone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928)
Mural painting in the Tomb of the Baron (Tomba del Barone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, '2nd Half of 6th Century B.C....Left
corner...Mounted youths and sacrificial scene. In the pediment sea-horses and flying fish' [dolphins]. After a water-colour by L. Cartocci. Plate XXI, fig 58, from "An Encyclopaedia of Colour Decoration from the Earliest Times to the Middle of the XIXth Century" with explanatory text by Helmuth Bossert. [Ernst Wasmuth Ltd., Berlin, 1928]
© The Print Collector/Heritage Images
Portrait of Vimalakirti, 15th century, (1886). Artist: Wilhelm Greve
Portrait of Vimalakirti, 15th century, (1886). Sesshiu School. From a painting on silk attributed to Shiugrtsu. Vimalakirti is believed to have been the first enlightened lay Buddhist. He is thought to have lived around the time of Gautama Buddha (6th-5th centuury BC). He is the subject of the Vimalakirti sutra. A print from The Pictorial Arts of Japan, by William Anderson, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London, 1886.
© The Print Collector / Heritage-Images
Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher, (1780). Artist: Pierre Duflos
Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher, (1780). According to Chinese tradition, Confucius (551-479 BC) was a thinker, political figure, educator, and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought. His teachings, preserved in the Analects, form the foundation of much of subsequent Chinese speculation on the education and comportment of the ideal man. From Receuil des Estampes, Representant les Rangs et les Dignites, suivant le Costume de toutes les Nations existantes, by Pierre Duflos, 1780.
© Historica Graphica Collection / Heritage-Images