sketching in Pergamon museum

2009-03-19_thumb Ishtar Gate, Babylon: Mushhushshu dragon (head and body of snake, legs of lion and bird and the tail with scorpion’s sting); lion with wings and bull. All of them are surrounded by sweet patterns of chamomiles.

Images of griffins from Iran:

Here is my favorite (left): bronze Lion from Egypt, 10-11 century.

Image on amphora from Dyonisus exhibition:

I tried new sketchbook for this detail from Pergamon altar. I was looking for soft paper for pencil… well, I am still looking for it.



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