Pair of crupper pendants (63 cm, 1,4 kg each), Tibet 14th–15th cc. Made of delicately chiseled and pierced iron covered in a thin layer of gold. Crupper pendants would hang from the straps behind the saddle on either side of a horse[2870×4000]

Pair of crupper pendants (63 cm, 1,4 kg each), Tibet 14th–15th cc. Made of delicately chiseled and pierced iron covered in a thin layer of gold. Crupper pendants would hang from the straps behind the saddle on either side of… Continue Reading

The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily deadly the second was, as it would’ve pierced the aorta [1307×1764]

The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily… Continue Reading

Shield (steel, silver, gold: H. 25 in. (63.5 cm); W. 18 in. (45.7 cm); Wt. 7 lb. (3175 g) of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59),France 1555[1456×1941]

Shield (steel, silver, gold: H. 25 in. (63.5 cm); W. 18 in. (45.7 cm); Wt. 7 lb. (3175 g) of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59),France 1555[1456×1941]

Portrait of an Anthony’s poison arrow frog. These little guys don’t grow much bigger than 2 cm in length yet their skin can produce an alkaloid substance that is used by medical researchers as a painkiller 200 times more potent than morphine !

Portrait of an Anthony’s poison arrow frog. These little guys don’t grow much bigger than 2 cm in length yet their skin can produce an alkaloid substance that is used by medical researchers as a painkiller 200 times more potent… Continue Reading