Photo 20 Apr 175 notes mortem-et-necromantia:

Mictlantecuhtli, God of the dead and king of Mictlan.

mortem-et-necromantia:

Mictlantecuhtli, God of the dead and king of Mictlan.

Photo 20 Apr 406 notes aleyma:

Ushabti of Psammetichus, made in Egypt, c.664-343 BC (source).

aleyma:

Ushabti of Psammetichus, made in Egypt, c.664-343 BC (source).

Photo 20 Apr 236 notes virtual-artifacts:

Ca. 2500 BCE statue eye. Thick Lapis Lazuli beveled to hold the white limestone which forms the eye’s sclera which is drilled to receive the black stone pupil. Sumerian.

virtual-artifacts:

Ca. 2500 BCE statue eye. Thick Lapis Lazuli beveled to hold the white limestone which forms the eye’s sclera which is drilled to receive the black stone pupil. Sumerian.

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Photo 20 Apr 16 notes forgottenancients:

Man carrying a box, possibly for offerings.
Period:Early Dynastic I-IIDate:ca. 2900–2600 B.C.Geography:MesopotamiaCulture:SumerianMedium:Copper alloyDimensions:H. 37.8 x W. 12.3 x D. 9.7 cm (14 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

forgottenancients:

Man carrying a box, possibly for offerings.

Period:Early Dynastic I-IIDate:ca. 2900–2600 B.C.Geography:MesopotamiaCulture:SumerianMedium:Copper alloyDimensions:H. 37.8 x W. 12.3 x D. 9.7 cm (14 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Photo 14 Apr 103 notes centuriespast:

Oxus Treasure
Achaemenid
5thC BC-4thC BC
Findspot: Takht-i Kuwad 
British Museum

centuriespast:

Oxus Treasure

Achaemenid

5thC BC-4thC BC

Findspot: Takht-i Kuwad 

British Museum

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Photo 10 Apr 39 notes portailblog:

L’emblème de la mort : Albrecht Durer (1503), Düsseldorf (Source : Bildindex).

portailblog:

L’emblème de la mort : Albrecht Durer (1503), Düsseldorf (Source : Bildindex).

Photo 10 Apr 595 notes defterisk:

speciesbarocus:


Claude-François Menestrier - Symbolica Dianae Ephesiae statua (1688).


Manage Covers Symbolica Dianae Ephesiae statua Editio altera auctior. a Claudio Menetreio Previously published 1657. Federico Ubaldini’s dedication to Francesco Barberini retained from that ed.

defterisk:

speciesbarocus:

Claude-François Menestrier - Symbolica Dianae Ephesiae statua (1688).

Manage Covers Symbolica Dianae Ephesiae statua Editio altera auctior. a Claudio Menetreio Previously published 1657. Federico Ubaldini’s dedication to Francesco Barberini retained from that ed.
Photo 10 Apr 21 notes divaneee:

Ottoman 15th century style turban helmet and sipar (shield), 19th century. Helmet, blued, pointed, twisted skull, the lower part engraved by floral motifs and cartouches, gold-inlaid inscriptions in Arabic, sliding nosepiece engraved and gold inlaid, butted mail neck-defence. Sipar, a center sun shaped plaque with anthropomorphic face, and a relieved gilt decoration depicting a long snake woven around the four studs, the surface engraved with floral motifs featuring gold inlay. (via Pin von Natasha Selim auf „Ottoman Empire“ | Pinterest)

divaneee:

Ottoman 15th century style turban helmet and sipar (shield), 19th century. Helmet, blued, pointed, twisted skull, the lower part engraved by floral motifs and cartouches, gold-inlaid inscriptions in Arabic, sliding nosepiece engraved and gold inlaid, butted mail neck-defence. Sipar, a center sun shaped plaque with anthropomorphic face, and a relieved gilt decoration depicting a long snake woven around the four studs, the surface engraved with floral motifs featuring gold inlay.
(via Pin von Natasha Selim auf „Ottoman Empire“ | Pinterest)

Photo 10 Apr 215 notes nihtegale:

Bird and snake in a fray, 1060-1070

nihtegale:

Bird and snake in a fray, 1060-1070

(Source: images.bnf.fr)

Photo 9 Apr 302 notes ancient-mesopotamia:

Gilgamesh.

ancient-mesopotamia:

Gilgamesh.

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