'Confucius: The Great Unapotheosized God of China', 1912. Creator: Unknown
'Confucius: The Great Unapotheosized God of China', 1922. Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period. Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. From "Myths and Legends of China", by E. T. C. Werner. [George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, Calcutta, Sydney, 1922]
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Golden Age of Earthly Paradise, 1567. Artist: Unknown
Golden Age of Earthly Paradise, 1567. Streams, bordered by flowers, run through a landscape where humans and animals live in harmony and enjoy the fruits of the earth. Illustration from the Shahnameh (Book of Kings), originally written c1010 by Persian epic poet Ferdowsi (c935-1020). This miniature is from an illuminated manuscript edition of the Shahnameh produced in 1567, part of the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
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