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7000 Years of Persian Art



Lion Rhyton • Ecbatana (Hamadan, west-central Iran) • 500-450 BC National Museum of Teheran • Photo Courtesy of National Museum of Teheran  • 
Lion Rhyton
Ecbatana (Hamadan, west-central Iran)
500-450 BC National Museum of Teheran
Photo Courtesy of National Museum of Teheran
7000 Years of Persian Art: Masterpieces from the Iranian National Museum, Teheran
SPAIN
SEVILLE  •  Museo de Bellas Artes  •  Ongoing
 
This major show, on view previously at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn, features 180 objects spanning seven thousand years of Iranian art from the collections of the Iranian National Museum in Teheran. The exhibition covers a wide period and includes clay figures from the 7th millennium BC as well as early Islamic painted ceramic vessels from the 10th century AD. Additional highlights include gold and silver vessels of the Achaemenian kings (558 - 330BC) from their palaces in Susa and Persepolis, as well as early Islamic painted ceramics.

Selected archaeological finds illustrate the most important phases of development of this ancient cultural area. The oldest objects mark an important turning-point in the history of mankind: the so-called 'neolithic revolution' in which stone age hunters settled down to begin farming and stock-breeding over large areas of the Near East. The ensuing Bronze and Iron Age technological innovations and achievements of civilization are documented by chloride vessels from Shahdad, pottery from Marlik Tepe, the famous bronze objects from Luristan, and precious medal and ivory findings from Ziwiye and Hasanlu.

Contact: Plaza del Museo 9
Sevilla
Tel: 95 422 18 29

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