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Sasso Collection

Background imageSasso Collection: View of Namuka island, Fiji

View of Namuka island, Fiji. Captain James Cooks men with natives in front of a longhouse. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Sasso after William Hodges from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageSasso Collection: Naba Leba, Queen of Solor, and a Malay girl from Timor

Naba Leba, Queen of Solor, and a Malay girl from Timor. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence, Italy

Background imageSasso Collection: Talleyrand (Sasso)

Talleyrand (Sasso)
CHARLES MAURICE, prince TALLEYRAND French statesman

Background imageSasso Collection: Musical instruments of the ancient Hebrews

Musical instruments of the ancient Hebrews. Harp, lyres, flute, psaltery, organ, horn, panpipes, bagpipes, drum, trumpet, bell, sistrum, triangle, rattle, etc. Strumenti musicali

Background imageSasso Collection: District of Adum in the town of Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti

District of Adum in the town of Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti (Ghana), early 19th century. Woman selling goods, weaving fabric on a loom, tending a stall

Background imageSasso Collection: Gonaqua, extinct Khoikhoi people of South Africa

Gonaqua, extinct Khoikhoi people of South Africa
Gonaqua, extinct Khoikhoi people, who lived on the south coast between Algoa Bay and Mbhashe River. In fur capes, hats, beaded aprons and necklaces

Background imageSasso Collection: The Obelisk of Axum in Ethiopia

The Obelisk of Axum in Ethiopia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence, Italy, 1843

Background imageSasso Collection: Locarno: Madonna del Sasso

Locarno: Madonna del Sasso
Locarno, Italy: Madonna del Sasso - located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore at its northeastern tip in the canton of Ticino at the southern foot of the Swiss Alps

Background imageSasso Collection: Inside a Zurkhaneh, traditional Iranian or Persian gymnasium

Inside a Zurkhaneh, traditional Iranian or Persian gymnasium. Two men wrestle at koshti pahlavani, while athletes train with meels, Indian clubs, and musicians play drums and cymbals

Background imageSasso Collection: The Ali Qapu Palace, or Imperial Palace, in Isfahan, Iran

The Ali Qapu Palace, or Imperial Palace, in Isfahan, Iran. Built by Shah Abbas I in the early 17th century. Palazzo Reale

Background imageSasso Collection: Initiation ceremony of disciples of Zoroastrianism

Initiation ceremony of disciples of Zoroastrianism
Initiation ceremonies of gabr or disciples of Zoroastrianism in ancient Persia. A priest pours water in a babys mouth, washes a child and holds another over a pyre. Iniziazione de Guebri

Background imageSasso Collection: Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices

Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices
Ancient Persian priests in white robes performing ritual sacrifices at a pyre. Pireo e Sacerdoti Persi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageSasso Collection: Examples of the proportions of Doric columns, Greek

Examples of the proportions of Doric columns, Greek architecture. Column from the Parthenon 1, and the Propylaea 2, 3. Esempi di proporzione dorica

Background imageSasso Collection: The interior of the Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos, Greece

The interior of the Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos, Greece
The interior of the Cave of the Apocalypse, church on the Aegean island of Patmos, Greece. Interno della chiesa dell Apocalisse nell Isola di Patmos

Background imageSasso Collection: Maori tools and weapons with elaborate carving

Maori tools and weapons with elaborate carving: axe, fish knife, and box. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageSasso Collection: Utensils and tools of the Malagasy people of Madagascar

Utensils and tools of the Malagasy people of Madagascar. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageSasso Collection: Village of the Tswana or Batswana (Bechuana), South Africa

Village of the Tswana or Batswana (Bechuana), South Africa. Circular hut, kraal, reed fence and cattle. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageSasso Collection: Natives of the Kingdom of Kongo playing music and dancing

Natives of the Kingdom of Kongo playing music and dancing
Natives of the Kingdom of Kongo (Congo) playing various musical instruments and dancing. A gourd-resonated xylophone marimba, a drum ngamba, double bell longa, and two percussion scrapers

Background imageSasso Collection: Costume of the women of the Kingdom of Kongo (Congo)

Costume of the women of the Kingdom of Kongo (Congo). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence

Background imageSasso Collection: Costumes of the Mandingo or Mandinka people, west Africa

Costumes of the Mandingo or Mandinka people, west Africa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageSasso Collection: Mandingo ritual of Mumbo Jumbo, Kolor

Mandingo ritual of Mumbo Jumbo, Kolor
A Mandingo polygamist in a suit of tree bark beats one of his wives in the brutal ritual of Mumbo Jumbo, Kolor. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageSasso Collection: Natives of the three tribes of Galla, southern Abyssinia

Natives of the three tribes of Galla, southern Abyssinia - Bertu (Barentu Oromo), Boren (Borana Oromo) and Lobo. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageSasso Collection: Courtyard of the Temple of Bel or Baal, Palmyra, Syria

Courtyard of the Temple of Bel or Baal, Palmyra, Syria
View of the courtyard of the Temple of Bel or Baal, Palmyra, Syria, Prospetto della Corte del Tempio di Palmira. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios

Background imageSasso Collection: Plan, tomb and column from the Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria

Plan, tomb and column from the Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria
Plan, tomb and column from the Temple of Bel or Baal, Palmyra, Syria, Pianta della Corte del Tempio di Palmira. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios

Background imageSasso Collection: Costumes of the Gabr disciples, Armenians, Kurds

Costumes of the Gabr disciples, Armenians, Kurds
Costumes of the Gabr disciples of Zoroastrianism, Armenians, Kurds. Abiti di Guebri, degli Armeni de Curdi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageSasso Collection: Ancient Persian musical instruments

Ancient Persian musical instruments
Baglama or tanbur 1, sciehizdeh 2, kemancheh or rebab 3, setar 4, scienk 5, 7, psalter 6, nefir 8, carhana 9, sciak-nefir or horn 10, sorna 11, musicar 12, dembal 13, dohol drum 14

Background imageSasso Collection: View of the Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

View of the Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran
View of the Shah Mosque or New Abbasi Mosque, Isfahan, Iran. Based on an illustration by Jean Chardin. Moschea reale. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio

Background imageSasso Collection: Magnificent pavilion of the Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran

Magnificent pavilion of the Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran
The magnificent pavilion in the Ali Qapu Palace, or Imperial Palace, Isfahan, Iran. Built by Shah Abbas I in the early 17th century. Palazzo Reale

Background imageSasso Collection: View of the ancient necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam

View of the ancient necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam, Persepolis, Iran. Tombs of Achaemenid kings carved into the rock. Sepolcro di Naksci-Rustan

Background imageSasso Collection: Doors, windows and walls of the Palace of Persepolis, Syria

Doors, windows and walls of the Palace of Persepolis, Syria
Doors, windows and walls in the ruins of the Palace of Persepolis, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Syria. Porte, finestre, mura, del palazzo di Persepoli

Background imageSasso Collection: View of the ruins of Persepolis or Chehel Minar

View of the ruins of Persepolis or Chehel Minar, capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Iran. Prospetto generale della rovine di Persepoli

Background imageSasso Collection: Sufi mystics of ancient Persia reading prayer books

Sufi mystics of ancient Persia reading prayer books
Sufi mystics of ancient Persian Zoroastrianism read prayer books under a thatched hut. I sofi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageSasso Collection: Wedding ceremony among the ancient Persian Zoroastrians

Wedding ceremony among the ancient Persian Zoroastrians. The bride and groom kneel on a bed between two priests. A priest throws rice for fertility while female a musician plays a lute

Background imageSasso Collection: Gods worshipped by the ancient Persians

Gods worshipped by the ancient Persians. Saturn 1, Jupiter-Horus with bird head 2, Mars 3, double-headed Sun god 4, Venus 5, Mercury with pig head and fish tail 6 and Moon god on horseback 7

Background imageSasso Collection: Interior of the Heliopolis, Baalbek, Lebanon

Interior of the Heliopolis, Baalbek, Lebanon
View of the interior of the Heliopolis or Temple of Baalbek, Lebanon Beqaa Valley. Interno del Tempio di Balbec. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios

Background imageSasso Collection: The Shah of Persias harem on the road

The Shah of Persias harem on the road. Eunochs on horseback clear away bystanders shouting Curuc! Forbidden! The favorite begum rides in a covered palnquin or sedan chair called a takti-revan between

Background imageSasso Collection: Persian soldiers with weapons, cattle, wagons, etc

Persian soldiers with weapons, cattle, wagons, etc. They carry spears, shields and quivers, and lead goats, bulls and horses

Background imageSasso Collection: King Priam and family after the departure of Hector

King Priam and family after the departure of Hector
King Priam and Hectors wife Andromache and son Astynanax make ritual offerings before a priest in Troy after the departure of Hector

Background imageSasso Collection: Courtyard and columns of Heliopolis, Temple of Baalbek

Courtyard and columns of Heliopolis, Temple of Baalbek
Plan of the courtyard of Heliopolis, or the Temple of Baalbek, and columns in the temple and the Hexagonal court, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon

Background imageSasso Collection: Amazons coming to the aid of the Trojans at Troy

Amazons coming to the aid of the Trojans at Troy. Andromache and son Astyanax with Queen Hecuba of Troy (top left), Priam welcoming Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons (top right)

Background imageSasso Collection: The tomb of the Maccabees, Jerusalem, 1800s

The tomb of the Maccabees, Jerusalem, 1800s. Tomba di Maccabei. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageSasso Collection: Jeremiahs cave or grotto, Jerusalem, 1800s

Jeremiahs cave or grotto, Jerusalem, 1800s. Tomba di Geremia. After a painting by Luigi Mayer. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageSasso Collection: View of the al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

View of the al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem
View of the al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock, Qubat al-Sakhra, Jerusalem, 1800s. The Mosque called the Temple of Solomon. Moschea detta il Tempio di Salomone

Background imageSasso Collection: Interior of a Jewish synagogue

Interior of a Jewish synagogue. Sinagoga. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World

Background imageSasso Collection: Plan and elevation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem

Plan and elevation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem built by King Cyrus the Great of Persia. Tempio di Gerusalemme. Copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso after a design by P

Background imageSasso Collection: Equipment of the ancient Hebrews

Equipment of the ancient Hebrews
The ark of the covenant, altars, fountains, menorah candlesticks, etc. of the ancient Hebrews. Arca, altari, candellieri, mare di bronzo, &c

Background imageSasso Collection: Costumes of the ancient Hebrew patriarchs

Costumes of the ancient Hebrew patriarchs, including Abraham, Moses, angels, etc. Abiti de Patriarchi, &c. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageSasso Collection: Ancient tombs of the Phoenicians at Marathus, Syria

Ancient tombs of the Phoenicians at Marathus, Syria
Meghazils or stone funeral monuments in Marathus (now Amrit, Syria). The Lion Tomb in the foreground. Ancient tombs of the Phoenicians. Monumenti sepolcrali di Fenici



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