Picture of “Wound Man” from an English anatomical treatise, c. 1400-1600. Presumably served as a reminder of the injuries to which the human body is prone. These typically range from blows to the head, to stab wounds and bites by snakes and insects. [6710×8935]

Picture of “Wound Man” from an English anatomical treatise, c. 1400-1600. Presumably served as a reminder of the injuries to which the human body is prone. These typically range from blows to the head, to stab wounds and bites by… Continue Reading

The body of Tollund Man (Pre-Roman Iron Age, 4th century BC), Denmark. With still preserved stubble, the man’s physical features are so well-preserved that he was mistaken for a recent murder victim upon discovery in 1950 [1200 × 1635]

The body of Tollund Man (Pre-Roman Iron Age, 4th century BC), Denmark. With still preserved stubble, the man’s physical features are so well-preserved that he was mistaken for a recent murder victim upon discovery in 1950 [1200 × 1635]

Scythian stag, c 5th Century BC. Leather antlers, wooden body, originally covered in gold leaf. Originally top of headdress, found in a burial chamber in the Altai mountains. [1536×1970]

Scythian stag, c 5th Century BC. Leather antlers, wooden body, originally covered in gold leaf. Originally top of headdress, found in a burial chamber in the Altai mountains. [1536×1970]

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Gold body chain from the Hoxne Hoard, Roman Empire 4th or 5th century. Visible are an amethyst and four garnets; four other gems are missing, thought to have been pearls[2518×2828]

Gold body chain from the Hoxne Hoard, Roman Empire 4th or 5th century. Visible are an amethyst and four garnets; four other gems are missing, thought to have been pearls[2518×2828]

Bronze statuette of a legionary (foot soldier), perhaps a praetorian guard. The soldier wears a tunic, with an outer skirt of leather straps, and on his upper body, lorica segmentata. He is also wearing strapped sandals, breeches, and a crested helmet. [750×1586]

Bronze statuette of a legionary (foot soldier), perhaps a praetorian guard. The soldier wears a tunic, with an outer skirt of leather straps, and on his upper body, lorica segmentata. He is also wearing strapped sandals, breeches, and a crested… Continue Reading

Golden Bracelet from the tomb of Ramesses II decorated with granulation and a double-headed duck with a body made from lapis-lazuli. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [728×888]

Golden Bracelet from the tomb of Ramesses II decorated with granulation and a double-headed duck with a body made from lapis-lazuli. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [728×888]