Polished steatite spinning disc inlayed with alabaster, from the tomb of First Dynasty official Hemaka, reign of King Den, ~30th Century BC (441×435)

Polished steatite spinning disc inlayed with alabaster, from the tomb of First Dynasty official Hemaka, reign of King Den, ~30th Century BC (441×435)

Achaemenid golden ornamental roundel from the reign of Artaxerxes II, featuring a characteristic Persian winged lion, 4th-5th Century BC (1000×666)

Achaemenid golden ornamental roundel from the reign of Artaxerxes II, featuring a characteristic Persian winged lion, 4th-5th Century BC (1000×666)

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE

Golden earring featuring a glass pendant in the form of a stylized human head. Phoenician or Carthaginian. 3rd to 1st century B.C. [3845×4000]

Golden earring featuring a glass pendant in the form of a stylized human head. Phoenician or Carthaginian. 3rd to 1st century B.C. [3845×4000]