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Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of World War I

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Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of World War I

Apr-25-2010 at 05:18 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of World War I Agha Petros Assyrian Flag available from Assyrian Aid Society (AAS)
Give your family the gift of Assyrian history.

Agha Petros
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This fine art giclée print on artist canvas is a faithful reproduction of the historic Assyrian flag carried by General Agha Petros in World War One.

The flag and Agha Petros' official seal are in the possession of David William Lazar who has authorized the Assyian Aid Society of America to make a limited edition of 100 specially designed prints as a fundraising project of the organization's Los Angeles chapter. Each framed print has a brief history of the flag, the print's number within the series, an actual wax imprint of Agha Petros' seal, and David William Lazar’s authenticating signature.

At Narsai's Taste of the Mediterranean 2009 in San Francisco last November, three of these treasured framed prints were auctioned for a total of $7800. Print #100 has already been pre-sold for $5000.

"Trust God and Follow the Cross"

The following descriptive text appears on the print:

This flag was raised by General Agha Petros Elia DeBaz, the Commander of Assyrian forces during World War One. British Captain Stanly George Savige describes the Assyrian forces and the flag as he met them at Taken Tepe, Iran: “Of all the sights that one was privileged to see, these horsemen winding along the valley was one never to be forgotten. They came along in an orderly, soldierly fashion, split up into groups of about equal size to our own troop of cavalry. Ahead of each group rode the leader, and behind him, came his standard bearer, who carried a large red flag across which was worked a white cross, the flag of Agha Petros, the Commander in Chief... It was made of silk, fringed with gold with the usual white cross in the centre, over which was worked the Assyrian words, ‘Trust God and Follow the Cross.’”

The flag was kept for many years by Agha Petros’ cousin, Pethyun Tawer, who in turn gave it to his son-in-law, William Lazar, in 1972. Mrs. William Lazar sewed the flag on a separate piece of cloth, and in 1998 her son David William Lazar sealed the flag in a custom frame. At far left is the Agha’s official seal, also handed down from Pethyun Tawer. If you look closely you will see his name engraved in Assyrian and Russian.

Detail of Agha Petros seal

Detail of Agha Petros seal

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The framed prints now available are numbered 11 through 19 and priced at $1100 each plus shipping & handling.

Allow four weeks for shipping.

Please direct your orders and all inquiries to:

Ninva Younan


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Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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