Dance of Nautch Girls, pub. 1858. Creator: A. Soltykoff (1806?1859)
Dance of Nautch Girls, from 'Voyages in India', pub. by Smith, Elder & Co., 1858 (litho). In North India, Nautch is one of several styles of popular dance, performed by girls known as Nautch girls; a simple and literal translation of Nautch is "dance" or "dancing"; Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Saltykov/ A. Soltykoff (1806?1859) was a Russian artist and traveller in Persia and India; grandson of Prince Nikolay Saltykov.
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'The Mysterious Cone of the Light in the Sky', 1935. Artist: Unknown
'The Mysterious Cone of the Light in the Sky', 1935. From The Popular Science Educator, Volume 2, edited by Charles Ray. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London]
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A detail from the so-called 'Standard of Ur', side B
A detail from the so-called 'Standard of Ur', side B. The figures are composed of shell with engraved details in a backround of lapis lazuli. This side shows a banquet, perhaps in celebration of victory, and a procession of spoils. It may have been the sounding-box of a musical instrument. Culture: Sumerian. Date/Period: Early dynastic, c. 2500 BC. Place of Origin: Ur, Sumerian, Ancient Iraq. Material Size: Wood, lapis lazuli and shell. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 08.
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