Ancient Botanical Art
At the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago on Saturday, I fell in love with these awesome ferns. They adorned an Assyrian palace, in approximately 3000 BC. I forgot the name of the king, but I think he had excellent taste.
The vase in the middle is 5000 years old! It's from Egypt, and did you notice the row of flowers along the top? The saying "there's nothing new under the sun" appears to be true. Artists have been using/borrowing the beauty of the plants God made in their creations since the beginning of civilization.