Decoration of an Egyptian sarcophagus, XVIII dynasty.
Egyptian museum in Turin, Italy.
"The Prince of Lilies".
Minoan painting. Fresco. XVI century BC.
From the Palace of Knossos.
National Archaeological Museum of Crete.
A small section of the Achaemenid Palaces of Darius in Susa, Persia, constructed by Babylonian craftsmen when Babylon was part of the world’s first true empire.
Incense burner stand depicting the Jaguar God of the Underworld On his nightly journey through the Underworld, the Sun God, K’inish Ajaw, transforms into the Jaguar God of the Underworld. His daily trip to the Underworld mirrored those taken by the deceased. This vessel depicts three figures from top to bottom: a seated ruler or priest dressed as the Jaguar God; a similarly garbed noble emerging from the head and a serpent; and the head of a jaguar.