centuriespast:

Standing Buddha
Pakistan ,Gandhara ,Swat Valley ,Takht-i-Bahi
2nd Century
Carved Slate
Penn Museum.

centuriespast:

Standing Buddha

Pakistan ,Gandhara ,Swat Valley ,Takht-i-Bahi

2nd Century

Carved Slate

Penn Museum.

ancientpeoples:

Terracotta vase in the shape of an African youth’s head 
It is 22.9cm high (9 inch.)
Etruscan, Classical Period, 4th century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Terracotta vase in the shape of an African youth’s head 

It is 22.9cm high (9 inch.)

Etruscan, Classical Period, 4th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

edlorado:

Rhyton in the shape of a dog’s head, made by Brygos and thought to have been painted by the Brygos Painter, early 5th century BC. Jérôme Carcopino Museum, Department of Archaeology, Aleria [***]

edlorado:

Rhyton in the shape of a dog’s head, made by Brygos and thought to have been painted by the Brygos Painter, early 5th century BC. Jérôme Carcopino Museum, Department of Archaeology, Aleria [***]

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brassivydesign:

Male Triton Gold Armband
Greek, Hellenisticca, 200 B.C.
This imposing serpentine armband represents a male triton holding a small winged Eros. The hoops behind the tritons’ head were used to attach the armband to the sleeves of a garment, for otherwise, its weight (over 6 1/2 ounces) would have caused them to slip down the arms.
There is matching female triton armband that can be seen at the click-through link
Photo by Brass Ivy Design, Object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

brassivydesign:

Male Triton Gold Armband

Greek, Hellenistic
ca, 200 B.C.

This imposing serpentine armband represents a male triton holding a small winged Eros. The hoops behind the tritons’ head were used to attach the armband to the sleeves of a garment, for otherwise, its weight (over 6 1/2 ounces) would have caused them to slip down the arms.

There is matching female triton armband that can be seen at the click-through link

Photo by Brass Ivy Design, Object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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ancientpeoples:

Alabaster vases of monkeys holding their young
18.6 cm high and 13.7 cm high. 
Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, Reign of Pepi I, 2289 - 2255 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Alabaster vases of monkeys holding their young

18.6 cm high and 13.7 cm high. 

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, Reign of Pepi I, 2289 - 2255 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

massarrah:

An Alabaster Tablet from Mesopotamia

This alabaster tablet (about a foot wide and long) from the Early Dynastic period bears a royal inscription in Sumerian that lists the spoils of war from various battles and, in particular, the number of prisoners taken from specific towns. For example, lines 4-5 of the first column list that 2400 prisoners were taken from Eb (read the full inscription here). The inscription states that it was created at Kish by the scribe Amar-šid and remains in an excellent state of preservation. 

Early Dynastic I-II (c. 2900-2700 BCE), possibly from Kish.

Private collection. Image from CDLI.

(Full inscription published by Piotr Steinkeller in Revue d’assyriologie et d’archéologie orientale 107, pp. 131-157.)

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ancientpeoples:

Earflare showing a condor 
Made from copper, shell, silver and gold. 10cm in diameter. 
From Peru, Moche culture, Loma Negra. Between 360 and 450 AD. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Earflare showing a condor 

Made from copper, shell, silver and gold. 10cm in diameter. 

From Peru, Moche culture, Loma Negra. Between 360 and 450 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Limestone ostracon with image of a hippopotamus 
The details in the image are remarkable. It is 10.8cm high and 12cm wide. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1479 - 1425 BC. 
Found in Thebes, Upper Egypt, Deir el -Bahri, 
Source: Metropolitan Museum 

ancientpeoples:

Limestone ostracon with image of a hippopotamus 

The details in the image are remarkable. It is 10.8cm high and 12cm wide. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1479 - 1425 BC. 

Found in Thebes, Upper Egypt, Deir el -Bahri, 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze hydria (water jar), 4th century b.c.,  Classical Greek

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zeusammon:

Etruscan “Parade” Bronze Chariot with Ivory Inlay 2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C., Metropolitan Museum of NYC. The above reconstructed Etruscan chariot was found in the original owner’s tomb, and was not used for combat. Instead the elite owner would have used it for ceremonial/parade occasions  The scene on the facade is Thetis giving arms to her son Achilles. In the front panel she is presenting Achilles with a shield and a helmet. 

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