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Sadegh Adham Vache D'Amslash, 2014

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Galerie Maryam Ahi

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About the work
  • Medium

    Sculpture : bronze

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    9.5 x 12 x 5.5 cm

  • Display

    The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 5 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    The sacred cow is a term of Western origin to name the phenomenon of religious zoolatry with regard to cattle, especially in India. The original Indian term is Gao Mata (in Hindi), that is to say "Mother Cow" (just as the Hindu Goddesses are called "Mother Kâlî" (Kali Mata), etc.) 1 or "La Mother-cow "2. The cow is in fact seen in India as a" universal mother "2 (the cow, under the term gaya, also means" sweetness "), because she gives her milk to everyone, even to those who are not his calves1; in India, the cow is not only "sacred" as such - although being described by Hindu literature as the origin and the fruit of all sacrifice to the gods2 - it represents the sacredness of all creatures1.
    The cow has been and still is worshiped in many civilizations and religions around the world, the most notable being Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, as well as the religions of ancient Egypt3, Greece3 and ancient Rome3.

    Due to the geographical proximity of Iran and India, Zoroastrianism is a religion linked historically and religiously with Hinduism19. This religion was founded by Zarathustra:

    "As a young man, he [Zarathustra] decided to become a priest (zoatar), but he quickly opposed the ancient Iranian cult of Mithras, characterized by cruel sacrifices [of bulls]. (...) He fought the sacrifices animals, because of his belief that they too had souls. "
    - Encyclopedia of religions, Gerhard J. Bellinger.
    This rejection of bloody sacrifices is not unlike that of the Buddha.

    The term "geush urva" refers to the spirit of the cow and is interpreted as the soul of the Earth. In the Ahunavaiti Gatha, Zarathustra (or Zoroaster) accuses some of his co-religionists of abusing the cow20. The god Ahura Mazda indeed asks Zarathustra to protect the cattle20.

    Thus, it cannot be ignored that the lands of Zarathustra and the Vedic priests were those of cattle herders.

    Chapter 9 of the Vendidad de l'Avesta discusses the purifying power of cow urine22. It is declared to be a panacea for all bodily and moral ailments.
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Sadegh Adham

Iran Born in: 1978

1978 born un Msjed Soleiman, Iran.


2000s

2006 

1st place winner, Visual arts festival, Abadan, Iran 

2007 

Solo drawing show, Mehrin Art Gallery, Tehran 

2009 

3rd place winner, Fajr International Festival 

2009 

Solo show, Shushtar, Iran 


2010s

2010 

Solo show, Fine arts college campus, Tehran 

2011 

Selected in the Sixth Sculpture Biennial, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran 

2011 

Solo painting show, Gallery of Tehran University, Tehran 

2011 

Participated in the 2nd biennial of urban sculpture, Barg Gallery, Tehran 

2013 

Solo painting show, Ahvaz Museum of Contemporary Art, Ahvaz 

2014 

Solo sculpture show, "The Grey Suspension", Gallery 26, Tehran 

2015 

Solo sculpture show, "Tattoo", Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran 

2017 

Solo sculpture and painting show, Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran 

2017 

Solo sculpture and painting show, Art Center, Tehran 

2017 

Untitled Untitled 2017

2018 

Solo show, Gozar Art Gallery, Isfahan 

2018 

Group sculpture show, Art Land Gallery, Tehran 

2018 

Group sculpture show, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran 

2018 

Group sculpture show, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran 

2018 

Group painting and sculpture show, Eyran Art Gallery, Toronto 


2020s

2020 

Solo painting show, "Fossa", Vali Gallery, Tehran 

2020 

Group show, "Kado Art 2", Shamideh Art Gallery, Tehran 

2020 

Group show, "Summer's Color ", Shamideh Art Gallery, Tehran 

2021 

Solo show, "Sufi", Artibition, Tehran 

2021 

Group show, "Treasures 1", Shalman Gallery, Tehran

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