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Tang Dynasty equestrienne figure.

Tang Dynasty equestrienne figure.

A magnificent Chinese or Central Asian gold plaque, 30 cm in length, showing a Central Asian or East Iranian mounted archer. Dated 7th - 9th Century.

A magnificent Chinese or Central Asian gold plaque, 30 cm in length, showing a Central Asian or East Iranian mounted archer. Dated 7th - 9th Century.

Mural from Princess Yongtai's tomb. | 7-9th century East & Central ...

Mural from Princess Yongtai's tomb. | 7-9th century East & Central ...

Fragment of a samitum-woven textile, silk, Eastern Iran or Central Asia; 8th-9th century - 32.5 × 38.5 cm

Fragment of a samitum-woven textile, silk, Eastern Iran or Central Asia; 8th-9th century - 32.5 × 38.5 cm

Stem Cup. Period: Period of Tibetan Empire. Date: 7th–9th century. Culture: China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Central Asia). Medium: Gold with repoussé decoration.

Stem Cup. Period: Period of Tibetan Empire. Date: 7th–9th century. Culture: China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Central Asia). Medium: Gold with repoussé decoration.

Confronted deer 7th-8thc Central Asia, David collection, Copenhagen | by julianna.lees

Confronted deer 7th-8thc Central Asia, David collection, Copenhagen | by julianna.lees

Vishnu Mounted on Garuda, early 9th century. Central Vietnam. Lent by Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet, Paris (MA3572) | The theme of Vishnu riding his celestial vehicle, the mythical eagle Garuda, was rarely represented in mainland Southeast Asia before the tenth century, when it became popular in Angkorian-period temple art. #LostKingdoms

Vishnu Mounted on Garuda, early 9th century. Central Vietnam. Lent by Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet, Paris (MA3572) | The theme of Vishnu riding his celestial vehicle, the mythical eagle Garuda, was rarely represented in mainland Southeast Asia before the tenth century, when it became popular in Angkorian-period temple art. #LostKingdoms

پیراهن ابریشم پسا ساسانی، با نقش ماکیان، تَذَرو (قرقاول)، خراسان، قرن هفتم تا نهم میلادی، 81در 70 سانتیمتر AN IMPORTANT POST-SASANIAN SILK SHIRT, KHURASAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, 7TH-9TH CENTURY the shirt opening to the front with a v-shaped collar and short sleeves, woven with cream, honey and blue silk threads, with a repeat pattern of confronting pheasants each clasping a pearled disc or crown in its beak and standing on a stylised base 81 by 70cm. by: Virtual Museum of Iran Art page on…

پیراهن ابریشم پسا ساسانی، با نقش ماکیان، تَذَرو (قرقاول)، خراسان، قرن هفتم تا نهم میلادی، 81در 70 سانتیمتر AN IMPORTANT POST-SASANIAN SILK SHIRT, KHURASAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, 7TH-9TH CENTURY the shirt opening to the front with a v-shaped collar and short sleeves, woven with cream, honey and blue silk threads, with a repeat pattern of confronting pheasants each clasping a pearled disc or crown in its beak and standing on a stylised base 81 by 70cm. by: Virtual Museum of Iran Art page on…

Textile with Pearl Roundels with Dragons | China or Central Asia | late 8th-9th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Textile with Pearl Roundels with Dragons | China or Central Asia | late 8th-9th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monastery of Bahira the monk This ruin used to be the monastery of the Nestorian monk Bahira, who spotted the signs of Prophethood on the young Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) while the Prophet was on a trade caravan on the way to Syria.

Monastery of Bahira the monk This ruin used to be the monastery of the Nestorian monk Bahira, who spotted the signs of Prophethood on the young Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) while the Prophet was on a trade caravan on the way to Syria.

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