Photo 31 Aug 115 notes virtual-artifacts:

Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx
Period: Neo-Assyrian
Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture: Assyrian
Medium: Ivory

virtual-artifacts:

Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx

Period: Neo-Assyrian

Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C.

Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)

Culture: Assyrian

Medium: Ivory

Photo 27 Aug 74 notes cauldronandcross:

"Black basalt kneeling naophorous statue of Wahibra, larger than life-size, holding a small naos containing a figure of Osiris, hieroglyphic texts around base and on the dorsal pillar give Wahibra’s titles, parents’ names and ask for offerings to be given." ca. 530 BC—-The British Museum

cauldronandcross:

"Black basalt kneeling naophorous statue of Wahibra, larger than life-size, holding a small naos containing a figure of Osiris, hieroglyphic texts around base and on the dorsal pillar give Wahibra’s titles, parents’ names and ask for offerings to be given." ca. 530 BC—-The British Museum

(Source: poisonwasthecure)

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Photo 26 Aug 610 notes coilpotter:

Jomon Dogu ceramic figure, Tokyo National Museum

coilpotter:

Jomon Dogu ceramic figure, Tokyo National Museum

Photo 6 Aug 26 notes iseo58:

Three Bodhisattvas Western Tibet, Guge or Purang c. 1220

iseo58:

Three Bodhisattvas Western Tibet, Guge or Purang c. 1220

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Photo 28 Jul 493 notes dwellerinthelibrary:

From Luxor temple: “A figure of Thoth carved on the back of the throne of the seated statue of Rameses II.”

dwellerinthelibrary:

From Luxor temple: “A figure of Thoth carved on the back of the throne of the seated statue of Rameses II.”

(Source: Wikipedia)

Photo 28 Jul 49 notes jeannepompadour:

Head of the Goddess Hathor

jeannepompadour:

Head of the Goddess Hathor

Photo 26 Jul 164 notes virtual-artifacts:

Benin Bronze
Photo 21 Jul 390 notes statues-and-monuments:

statues-and-monumentsSobek, Crocodile God by Cocosarron Kom Ombo Temple, Egypt 
Photo 21 Jul 1,034 notes worldofmythology:

Thoth - Egyptian God of Knowledge and Writing

worldofmythology:

Thoth - Egyptian God of Knowledge and Writing

Photo 21 Jul 69 notes fishstickmonkey:




Eagle-Headed Deity



Northern Iraq, Nimrud, Neo-Assyrian Period (9th century B.C.)
Sculpture
Gypseous alabaster
Height: 88 in. (223.52 cm)
LACMA

fishstickmonkey:

Eagle-Headed Deity

Northern Iraq, Nimrud, Neo-Assyrian Period (9th century B.C.)

Sculpture
Gypseous alabaster
Height: 88 in. (223.52 cm)

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