Lions and bulls - From ancient Persia to Aquileia: Treasures of gold and Achaemenid and Sasanian sculptures from the Museum of Tehran and Persepolis
Original title: شیران و گاوان, از ایران باستان تا آکوئیلا: گنجینهای زرین و تندیسهای هخامنشی و ساسانی موزه تهران و پارسه
Author: Tiussi C. e Novello M. and Belgiojoso M. (edited by)
Year of publication: 2016
Number of pages: 112
The National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia, after the exhibition on the treasures of the Bardo Museum in Tunis, hosts an exhibition dedicated to the vast Persian empire, first Achaemenid, then Sassanid. The great names of Cyrus, Xerxes, Darius and Khosrow evoke these great realities capable of an extremely effective organizational and administrative structure.
The exhibition "lions and bulls from ancient Persia to Aquileia", whose precious works come from the National Museum of Iran in Tehran and the Museum of Persepolis, organized in collaboration with the Aquileia Foundation, therefore compares different but rich civilizations art treasures, through direct dialogue in the museum, as already happened with the previous exhibition included in the cycle "Archeology Wound" and dedicated to the finds of Tunis.