A detail from an ancient artwork on a Lycian sarcophagus within the Turkish Archeological Museum in Sultanahmed, Istanbul. I liked the repetition of the horses here and the bas relief. Shot with available light. Flash and tripods are not allowed. Lycia is/was in south western Turkey, but this tomb was located about 25 miles south of Beirut in what is now Lebanon. (Sidon) It was settled by Macedonians from ancient Greece.
Update: found this full image in a search:
This is a link to Flickr
"Lion hunting side.
The sarcophagus is topped by an ogival roof typical of Lycian tombs. Centauromachy statues reminiscent of those on the Parthenon south metopes (stone panels), grace the short ends of the rectangular body, while pairs of griffins and sphinxes adorn the ends of the lid.
The hunt scenes are on the long sides of the body: on one, hunters in chariots pursue a lion, while Greek and Persian horsemen attack a boar in the other side. As noted already, lion hunting (particularly from a chariot) draws on royal imaginary front Assyria and Persian tradition, an appropriate chase here for the royal occupant of the sarcophagus.
Paros Marble Sarcophacus
From Sidon (Lebanon), Royal necropolis
About 410 - 380 BC.
Istanbul; Archaeological Museum"
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Graal (95363) 2013-03-27 0:41
unusual sculptures of horses on the sarcophagus. An interesting artistic work. Dynamic scene and moment. Good presentation.
Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (26617) 2013-03-27 2:10
Not an easy shot, especially as you probably weren't allowed to use a tripod. This relies very much on close detail and contrast which you really have achieved. Excellent sharpness, great relief and the crop has given it a fine composition.
My warm regards,
dkmurphys (46292) 2013-03-27 2:28
Fine detail of this attractive old sculpture. I like the close up, well seen.
siudzi (32379) 2013-03-27 2:32
Another great art shot in your gallery! I'm also impressed how the horses were presented with a fantastic repetition effect. Well seen and executed work. TFS.
lousat (72361) 2013-03-27 3:03
Hi Chris,the light hepls you to create this beautiful 3D effect on this pic,magnificent capture whit spectacular details in the best exposure,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (116458) 2013-03-27 3:15
quelle image quel dessin et captage superbe vue et compo quel rendu avec les contraste et le bel éclairage superbe.
Bravo et amitié
pierrefonds (54962) 2013-03-27 4:34
The tight frame is putting the artwork in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the artwork. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (45241) 2013-03-27 5:17
really like this! Your crop is superb with immaculate detail, but it is the shadows that make this so compelling - they add to the sense of movement that this beautiful piece is meant to convey. Wonderful!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (54589) 2013-03-27 5:28
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image, son originalité, la gestion de la lumière, la belle netteté ainsi que la beauté du sujet.
jemaflor (80752) 2013-03-27 12:28
well presented with a good result for contrast with this light, interesting effect with these shadows, tfs.
Silvio1953 (115945) 2013-03-27 12:36
Ciao Chris, great detail of beautiful sculpture, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (20308) 2013-03-27 15:02
Beautiful sculpture Chris,
A precise work not easy to realize
Clear shot and exposition
danos (83081) 2013-03-28 0:22
very nice this artistic scalpture on the Lycian sarcophagus that was made by the ancient Greek hands.I like the excelelnt presentation,the light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene, without the use of a flash.
jusninasirun (17156) 2013-03-28 1:08
I like this artwork too and you have done well in low light capturing it and sharing with us. Super image and thanks for sharing.
siolaw (38050) 2013-03-28 6:39
Hi Chris Good framing of the bas relief with nice texture rendering. You managed correct sharpness without tripod or flash anyhow, and noise is not really visible here...
Cricri (101397) 2013-03-28 11:16
Magnifique sculpture, bel effet des chevaux en répétition, la netteté et la lumière parfaite, très belle présentation
umutlu101 (13302) 2013-03-28 15:11
j'ai visité beaucoup de sit Lycian et publié ici..
j'aime cette sarcophage
ourania (26456) 2013-03-30 5:05
I like very much the theme you chose from this magnificent sarcophagus and the way you have framed and illuminated it. You are presenting it with excellent sharpness. It's wonderful to see the intensity of the scene and its details outlined through subtle lines and strong shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
batalay (34753) 2013-03-31 8:45
I like the detail shot from one of the sarcophagi in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. I also looked at the Flickr version. They complement each other nicely. I think I prefer the more comprehensive, Flickr version. The carving is exquisite, and so is the photo. This is probably from the same time as the Alexander Sarcophagus, located not far from this piece. Virtually each time I've visited Istanbul, perhaps 30 times, I've made it a point to visit the Archaeological Museum, one of the richest in the world.
Warm regards, and Happy Easter.
mesutilgim (80076) 2013-04-03 13:23
Hello dear Chris,
I missed this beautiful capture from our famous Archaeological Museum in İstanbul !
With available light and without tripot, it's quality is really top !
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (52349) 2014-07-19 0:36
Good morning Chris,
A fabulous part of the ancient archeology findings, a carved art details on a sarcophag found just south in Lebanon. Well used the available light in the museum, details shown in fine clarity, horses mingle with a humen - suggesting a battle described, to my humble opinion.
Enkoy your weekend,