Friday, July 20, 2012 | | By: Febi

Gazelles: Prehistoric, Islamic and photograph

I think it is amazing that the three images are so apart in time and culture but still we can feel the gazelle's universe.

Top Left: Detail of the Chauvet cave paintings.

Top Right: Photography of gazelles.

Left: Two Gazelles Running / From Ibn Bakhtishu’s “Uses of Animals”, Persia, Maragha, 1297-1300, MS M.500, fol. 36v. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1912. Photography: Graham S. Haber / Courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum.


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