ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of a frog
Hellenistic Period, maybe Egyptian 
3rd - 1st century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of a frog

Hellenistic Period, maybe Egyptian 

3rd - 1st century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Limestone column capital of the god Bes
39.5cm high and 52cm wide (15 9/16 x 20 1/2 inch.) 
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 332 - 30 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Limestone column capital of the god Bes

39.5cm high and 52cm wide (15 9/16 x 20 1/2 inch.) 

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 332 - 30 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Small statuette of the god zeus serapius
2.9cm high (1 1/8 inch.)
Roman, from Egypt, Mid-Imperial Period, 2nd century AD. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Small statuette of the god zeus serapius

2.9cm high (1 1/8 inch.)

Roman, from Egypt, Mid-Imperial Period, 2nd century AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold necklace with beads in shape of lotus flowers and leaves
Cypriot Period, unknown.
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold necklace with beads in shape of lotus flowers and leaves

Cypriot Period, unknown.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Copper shrine for animal mummy 
The copper shrine is decorated with a lizard. Unclear whether the mummy inside is a lizard or other animal. 5.4cm high and 15.2cm long (2 1/8 x 6 inch.) 
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum 

ancientpeoples:

Copper shrine for animal mummy 

The copper shrine is decorated with a lizard. Unclear whether the mummy inside is a lizard or other animal. 5.4cm high and 15.2cm long (2 1/8 x 6 inch.) 

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

fishstickmonkey:

Spherical Vessel with Relief Depiction of Scythian  Electron; chased. H. 13 cm  400-350 BC  Kul Oba Barrow, Kerch  Bosporan Kingdom
State Hermitage Museum

fishstickmonkey:

Spherical Vessel with Relief Depiction of Scythian
Electron; chased. H. 13 cm
400-350 BC
Kul Oba Barrow, Kerch
Bosporan Kingdom

State Hermitage Museum

(via centuriespast)

Terracotta statuette of an actorAttic Greek,  Late 5th – Early 4th Century BC
Fourteen of these figures are said to have been found together in a burial in Attica. They are among the earliest known statuettes of actors and are superbly executed and preserved. Originally they were brightly painted. They document the beginning of standardized characters and masks, indicating the popularity not of a specific figure but of types—the old man, the slave, the courtesan, etc.—that appeared repeatedly in different plays. By the mid-fourth century B.C., Attic examples or local copies were known throughout the Greek world, from Southern Russia to Spain.

Terracotta statuette of an actor
Attic Greek,  Late 5th – Early 4th Century BC

Fourteen of these figures are said to have been found together in a burial in Attica. They are among the earliest known statuettes of actors and are superbly executed and preserved. Originally they were brightly painted. They document the beginning of standardized characters and masks, indicating the popularity not of a specific figure but of types—the old man, the slave, the courtesan, etc.—that appeared repeatedly in different plays. By the mid-fourth century B.C., Attic examples or local copies were known throughout the Greek world, from Southern Russia to Spain.

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Terracotta vase in the form of a seated silenAttic Greek, 4th Century BC
The silen is seated next to an amphora (jar) and holds a bunch of grapes.

Terracotta vase in the form of a seated silen
Attic Greek, 4th Century BC

The silen is seated next to an amphora (jar) and holds a bunch of grapes.

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Terracotta Kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)Attic Greek, Late 5th Century BC
The kantharos combines the head of a satyr and the head of a woman. On the cuff, above the satyr, is a maenad riding a panther; above the woman, the Theban sphinx seizes a youth. The molded satyr head preserves small but numerous traces of added color.

Terracotta Kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)
Attic Greek, Late 5th Century BC

The kantharos combines the head of a satyr and the head of a woman. On the cuff, above the satyr, is a maenad riding a panther; above the woman, the Theban sphinx seizes a youth. The molded satyr head preserves small but numerous traces of added color.

(Source: metmuseum.org)

ancientpeoples:

Obelisk of Nebsen
Late Old Kingdom
Dynasty 6–8
ca. 2323–2100 B.C.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Obelisk of Nebsen

Late Old Kingdom
Dynasty 6–8
ca. 2323–2100 B.C.