Achaemenid Persian Ram-Headed Gold Bracelet.

Ancient Persia, 5th - 4th Century BC

These styles of bracelets can be traced back to Persepolis, the capital city of ancient Persia and were usually found in the ancient Royal courts, likely as a tribute to the King.

(Source: sadighgallery.com)

ancientpeoples:

Terracotta vase 
This is a mixture of Hellenstic and Sicilian art. It shows a bride with her maids before her wedding. The colours are very different from the ‘usual’ terracotta vases from the Greek period. 39.4cm high (15 1/2 inch.) 
Greek/Sicilian, Hellenistic Period, Centuripe, 3rd - 2nd century AD
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Terracotta vase 

This is a mixture of Hellenstic and Sicilian art. It shows a bride with her maids before her wedding. The colours are very different from the ‘usual’ terracotta vases from the Greek period. 39.4cm high (15 1/2 inch.) 

Greek/Sicilian, Hellenistic Period, Centuripe, 3rd - 2nd century AD

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze garment pin fragment depicting a nude female.
Mesopotamian, 1200 BC

Bronze garment pin fragment depicting a nude female.

Mesopotamian, 1200 BC

(Source: sadighgallery.com)

ancientpeoples:

Faience parts of a broad collar 
There are palm leaves(green), lotus flowers(white), dates, bunches of grapes(green, blue and red), cornflowers(green, blue and white). persea fruit(yellow) and dôm-palm fruit(red). The top is a lotus flower upsidedown. These elements were excavated in the town of Tell el- Amarna, the capital of king Akhenaten. The elements suggest that they have to be interlocked, they have eyes on top and on the bottom. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, late 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, 1353-1336 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience parts of a broad collar 

There are palm leaves(green), lotus flowers(white), dates, bunches of grapes(green, blue and red), cornflowers(green, blue and white). persea fruit(yellow) and dôm-palm fruit(red). The top is a lotus flower upsidedown. These elements were excavated in the town of Tell el- Amarna, the capital of king Akhenaten. The elements suggest that they have to be interlocked, they have eyes on top and on the bottom. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, 1353-1336 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold spiral with a griffin 
Most likely this spiral was used as hair decoration. 3.8cm long (1 1/2 inch)
Cyprus, Classical Period, 400 - 350 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold spiral with a griffin 

Most likely this spiral was used as hair decoration. 3.8cm long (1 1/2 inch)

Cyprus, Classical Period, 400 - 350 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

archaicwonder:

Greek Gold Ring with a Siren, Sphinx and Hippocamp, 6th Century BC

In Greek mythology Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

A sphinx was a female monster with the body of a lion, the breast and head of a woman, eagle’s wings and sometimes a serpent-headed tail. She was sent by the gods to plague the town of Thebes as punishment for some ancient crime. There she preyed on the youths of the land, devouring all those who failed to solve her riddle.

Hippocampoi were the horses of the sea. They were depicted with the head and fore-parts of a horse and the serpentine tail of a fish. The ancients believed they were the adult-form of the fish we call the seahorse. Hippocampoi were the steeds of Nereid nymphs and sea-gods. Poseidon drove a chariot drawn by two or four of the creatures.

(Source: search.getty.edu)

isgandar:

Silver coin of Augustus circa 19-18 BC, in celebration of the victory over Armenia. On the right ARMENIA CAPTA, Armenian Tiara and bow case with quiver.

isgandar:

Silver coin of Augustus circa 19-18 BC, in celebration of the victory over Armenia. On the right ARMENIA CAPTA, Armenian Tiara and bow case with quiver.

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langoaurelian:

Thracian winged horse from Bulgaria, 4th century BCE

langoaurelian:

Thracian winged horse from Bulgaria, 4th century BCE

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The head of a funerary couch in the form of a cheetah with tears falling from his eyes.
Book: Tutankhamen’s Treasures

The head of a funerary couch in the form of a cheetah with tears falling from his eyes.

Book: Tutankhamen’s Treasures

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Terracotta statue depicting a nude Nebhat (Nephthys) sister of Isis.
Egypto-Roman, 30 BC - 324 AD

Terracotta statue depicting a nude Nebhat (Nephthys) sister of Isis.

Egypto-Roman, 30 BC - 324 AD

(Source: sadighgallery.com)