Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. Chimú culture, modern day Peru. 14th to 15th century AD. [1905×1525]

Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. … More

The Great Dish, or Oceanus Dish, from the Mildenhall Treasure. Weighing more than 8kg, it is by far the largest and most impressive piece of Roman silver found in England. It was discovered by a farmer ploughing his field in 1942 and dates to the 4th century AD. [612×606]

The Great Dish, or Oceanus Dish, from the Mildenhall Treasure. Weighing more than 8kg, it is by far the largest … More

Silver Open-Ring Brooch with terminals depicting grinning mask like faces with amber inlays. Found in Galway, Ireland with possible Pictish origins and dated to early 9th century AD. [1905×2005]

Silver Open-Ring Brooch with terminals depicting grinning mask like faces with amber inlays. Found in Galway, Ireland with possible Pictish … More

Armenian Gospel Book with enameled and jeweled silver plaques. Manuscript from Cilicia, 13th century; Plaques from Kayseri, 1691; Silversmith: Astuatsatur Shahamir. [1274×1651]

Armenian Gospel Book with enameled and jeweled silver plaques. Manuscript from Cilicia, 13th century; Plaques from Kayseri, 1691; Silversmith: Astuatsatur … More

“Ceremonial Sledge” manufactured at the Lyvery Yard Workshops of the Imperial Court, St Petersburg Russia, 1760 A.D. Material: ash-tree, beech, willow, pine, iron, bronze, copper, silver, gold, leather, horse-hair, velvet [1918×1602]

“Ceremonial Sledge” manufactured at the Lyvery Yard Workshops of the Imperial Court, St Petersburg Russia, 1760 A.D. Material: ash-tree, beech, … More

To mark the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, a giant inflatable shark was attached to the Discovery Communications HQ building in Silver Spring, Maryland. This particular shark apparently goes by the nickname “Chompie.” [440X600]

To mark the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, a giant inflatable shark was attached to the Discovery Communications HQ building in … More