Bronze wheeled vessel-stand. 1225-1100 BC. Made in Cyprus
Wheeled stand for a vessel with an animal frieze on the ring. The scene depicts a seated figure playing a stringed instrument with another playing a similar instrument. Next to this figures, a server carries a jug in his right hand and a cup in his left. In the lower par, a water-bird attacks an a fish. 1225-1100 BC. Bronze. Made in Cyprus. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
Short-beaked dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Short-beaked dolphin, Delphinus delphis, and Hyperoodon ampullatus, N. Atlantic bottlenose whale. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Bocourt, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Bottlenose Dolphin - mother and newborn baby /
Bottlenose Dolphin - mother and newborn baby / calf - swimming together (Tursiops truncatus). Malta. The calf was born on July 20th 2010 at 15:30. At birth its weight was roughly 15 kg and 1m in length. The mother is 'Onda', a 14 year old female from Cuba but guest of the grand Mediterraneo Dolphinarium since 2003. The father is 'Lucas', a 12 year old also from Cuba. Gestation in this species of dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is approximately 12 months. Nursing can last up two years but already after 4 months-old the calf can start to feed himself setting in motion the weaning process. This forms part of a species propagation programme in a monitored environment that Marineland Ltd, the company that runs the Mediterraneo Marine Park, has planned in Malta for some time.
© Augusto Leandro Stanzani / ardea.com