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)

theancientworld:

Bracelets, Lapis Lazuli and gold, 940 BCE, 22nd Dynasty Ancient Egypt

"Gold cuff bracelet of Prince Nemareth: the inner side of the smaller segment of this bracelet is inscribed for a man with the Libyan name of Nimlot (also rendered as Nemareth or the like). The external decoration of the bracelet consists of geometric decoration and a figure of a child god. The god is represented in a typical ancient Egyptian manner for a male child: nude, wearing a long sidelock of hair and with a finger to the mouth. That this is not a mere human child, however, is indicated by his crook-shaped scepter of rule, the uraeus on his forehead, and his headdress, which is a lunar crescent and disk. The deity depicted on these bracelets is most probably Harpocrates. Two uraei guard the lunar symbols. Presumably, they represent the protective goddesses of Upper and Lower Egypt, which the Egyptians often equated with the ordered universe. And the blue lotus, on several of which the deity squats, is a symbol of creation from the primordial ocean, from which the sun first rose, and of birth and rebirth, presumably because that flower rises above the water when it opens each dawn. The bracelet was once inlaid with lapis lazuli."

The British Museum

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Bronze statuette of a man in a short toga.
Roman, 100 AD

Bronze statuette of a man in a short toga.

Roman, 100 AD

(Source: sadighgallery.com)

ancientpeoples:

Golden earrings
The eagle represents Zeus who is holding the Trojan prince Ganymede. 
They are 6cm high (2 3/8 inch.) 
Greek, Classical period, 330 - 300 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Golden earrings

The eagle represents Zeus who is holding the Trojan prince Ganymede. 

They are 6cm high (2 3/8 inch.) 

Greek, Classical period, 330 - 300 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum