The “Gump” Buddha; an 18th century, almost 8 foot (~2.5 meter) Qing Dynasty Medicine Buddha Statue that decorated the former Gump Department Store in San Francisco up til 2018 [1058 x 3200]

The “Gump” Buddha; an 18th century, almost 8 foot (~2.5 meter) Qing Dynasty Medicine Buddha Statue that decorated the former Gump Department Store in San Francisco up til 2018 [1058 x 3200]

The Wilbour Plaque. A slab of limestone believed to have been used as a reference guide for students learning how to draw royalty. It features raised carvings of what may represent pharaoh Akhenaten and queen Nefertiti. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1352 to 1336 B.C. [1536×1124]

The Wilbour Plaque. A slab of limestone believed to have been used as a reference guide for students learning how to draw royalty. It features raised carvings of what may represent pharaoh Akhenaten and queen Nefertiti. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1352… Continue Reading

Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

A Tibetan “Dpa’dam” (side-saber) or in Chinese, “Peidao.” (same meaning) From the 18th or 19th Centuries. From a private collector, I was led to believe. (960×720)

A Tibetan “Dpa’dam” (side-saber) or in Chinese, “Peidao.” (same meaning) From the 18th or 19th Centuries. From a private collector, I was led to believe. (960×720)

Full size models of a bronze Adze and chisels found in a Foundation Deposit for Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s Temple. Individual pictures without catalog numbers in comments. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1479 to 1458 B.C. [1200×842]

Full size models of a bronze Adze and chisels found in a Foundation Deposit for Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s Temple. Individual pictures without catalog numbers in comments. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1479 to 1458 B.C. [1200×842]

Various Ottoman Firearms and pairs of Kilichlar and Yataghanlar. Roughly from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Eger Castle Museum in Eger, Hungary. [Potato Phone Cam 2160 x 3840]

Various Ottoman Firearms and pairs of Kilichlar and Yataghanlar. Roughly from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Eger Castle Museum in Eger, Hungary. [Potato Phone Cam 2160 x 3840]