Bronze weapon shaft decorated with silver spirals and dragon inlays. China, late Eastern Zhou, late Warring States or early Western Han dynasty. 300 BC to 100 AD. [2100×1179]

Bronze weapon shaft decorated with silver spirals and dragon inlays. China, late Eastern Zhou, late Warring States or early Western Han dynasty. 300 BC to 100 AD. [2100×1179]

Ritual axe decorated with skulls and crown motifs. It’s made from gilded bronze and rock crystal. Kham region. Derge, Tibet or China. 16th to 17th century AD. [1642×2100]

Ritual axe decorated with skulls and crown motifs. It’s made from gilded bronze and rock crystal. Kham region. Derge, Tibet or China. 16th to 17th century AD. [1642×2100]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]

Cauldron made from bronze and wrought iron featuring two face finials and an inscription that might have been a excerpt from a poem. France or South Netherlands. 13th to 14th century AD. [1686×2063]

Cauldron made from bronze and wrought iron featuring two face finials and an inscription that might have been a excerpt from a poem. France or South Netherlands. 13th to 14th century AD. [1686×2063]

Carved statue in the Vaishnava Cave Temple #3 in Badami, Karnataka State, India. The cave temple was built in 578 AD during the reign of the Badami Chalukya dynasty. [1228 x 1818]

Carved statue in the Vaishnava Cave Temple #3 in Badami, Karnataka State, India. The cave temple was built in 578 AD during the reign of the Badami Chalukya dynasty. [1228 x 1818]