Maria Mantaluta

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Unknown Artist: Ishtar Gate (c. 575 BCE) Pergamon Museum, Berlin. In about 575 BCE, Nebuchadnezzar II, King of the Babylonian Empire and destroyer of the First Temple in Jerusalem, ordered the construction of a new gate in the north section of the city of Babylon, to be dedicated to the goddess Ishtar.  The gate had two sections – the front gate smaller than the one behind it – and was constructed of glazed blue bricks, with bas reliefs of aurochs (young bulls) and dragons.

Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Iraq, Neo-Babylonian, ca. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon.

“ Paul Gauguin - Blue Roofs of Rouen, 1884 ”

Page: Blue roofs of Rouen Artist: Paul Gauguin Completion Date: 1884 Place of Creation: France Style: Impressionism Period: Early works Genre: cityscape Technique: oil Material: canvas Gallery: Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland