centuriespast:

Lyre Fragment: Bull Head.
.Iraq, Ur
Materials: Gold, Shell, Lapis, Bitumen, Silver
Penn Museum

centuriespast:

Lyre Fragment: Bull Head.

.Iraq, Ur

Materials: Gold, Shell, Lapis, Bitumen, Silver

Penn Museum

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

(Source: detail-detail-detail, via last-of-the-romans)