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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.



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


Solo drawing show, Mehrin Art Gallery, Tehran 


3rd place winner, Fajr International Festival 


Solo show, Shushtar, Iran 



Solo show, Fine arts college campus, Tehran 


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


Solo painting show, Gallery of Tehran University, Tehran 


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


Solo painting show, Ahvaz Museum of Contemporary Art, Ahvaz 


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


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


Solo sculpture and painting show, Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran 


Solo sculpture and painting show, Art Center, Tehran 


Untitled Untitled 2017


Solo show, Gozar Art Gallery, Isfahan 


Group sculpture show, Art Land Gallery, Tehran 


Group sculpture show, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran 


Group sculpture show, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran 


Group painting and sculpture show, Eyran Art Gallery, Toronto 



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


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


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


Solo show, "Sufi", Artibition, Tehran 


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

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