One of the Amarna letters. A series of 382 tablets archiving various correspondences between the Egyptian Pharaohs and rulers of surrounding nations. Most are written in Akkadian cuneiform, a common Lingua franca of the time period. Egypt (Akhetaten), 18th dynasty. 1350 to 1330 BC. [2028×3552]

One of the Amarna letters. A series of 382 tablets archiving various correspondences between the Egyptian Pharaohs and rulers of surrounding nations. Most are written in Akkadian cuneiform, a common Lingua franca of the time period. Egypt (Akhetaten), 18th dynasty.… Continue Reading

Baúl encorado (leather-bound chest) decorated with studwork, bird motifs and openwork. The inside features geometric patterns and the Spanish coat of arms. Viceroyalty of Peru, late 17th to early 18th century. [5612×3480]

Baúl encorado (leather-bound chest) decorated with studwork, bird motifs and openwork. The inside features geometric patterns and the Spanish coat of arms. Viceroyalty of Peru, late 17th to early 18th century. [5612×3480]

A made-for-export porcelain plate from a set displaying a Chinese artist’s take on Western settings. In this case: from Don Quixote. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century [1000×1029]

A made-for-export porcelain plate from a set displaying a Chinese artist’s take on Western settings. In this case: from Don Quixote. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century [1000×1029]

Lidded glass vase decorated with wave patterns and two duck heads. Found alongside several other items in the beauty case of Merit, buried in the same tomb as her husband, Kha. Egypt (Deir el-Medina), 18th Dynasty, 1425 to 1353 BC. [1008×1079]

Lidded glass vase decorated with wave patterns and two duck heads. Found alongside several other items in the beauty case of Merit, buried in the same tomb as her husband, Kha. Egypt (Deir el-Medina), 18th Dynasty, 1425 to 1353 BC.… Continue Reading

Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

“Gun presented by Sultan Selim III to M.I. Kutuzov on his arrival at Constantinople as Ambassador Extraordinary in 1792” Ottoman Empire(?), Middle – third quarter of the 18th century [1920×633]

“Gun presented by Sultan Selim III to M.I. Kutuzov on his arrival at Constantinople as Ambassador Extraordinary in 1792” Ottoman Empire(?), Middle – third quarter of the 18th century [1920×633]

[OS] Roman Sardonyx Cameo of Egyptian Goddess Isis; 1st century B.C. – 1st century A.D. with 18th century jeweled mount; Christie’s Gem Auction [2250×3200]

[OS] Roman Sardonyx Cameo of Egyptian Goddess Isis; 1st century B.C. – 1st century A.D. with 18th century jeweled mount; Christie’s Gem Auction [2250×3200]

A vanitas tableau in wax, with one side resembling Queen Elizabeth I and the other, a skull swarming with insects and reptiles (18th century)[640×848]

A vanitas tableau in wax, with one side resembling Queen Elizabeth I and the other, a skull swarming with insects and reptiles (18th century)[640×848]

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