Δευτέρα, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2012

κυπαρίσσια

 



Antonio Tempesta, Italian
(Florence, 1555 - 1630, Rome)
Cyparissus changed into a cypress tree, 1606
Etching, illustration to Ovid's "Metamorphoses"









The musician, Barbad, conceals himself in a cypress tree and enchants King Khusraw Parviz with his playing
From the ‘Houghton’ Shahnamah
Attributed to the painter Mirza ‘Ali
Iran, Tabriz, circa 1535
Ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper
MSS 1030, folio 731a