Ceramic statuette depicting a spirit being, or possible a shaman in transfigured spirit form. It’s mounted atop of a snuff tray. Jama-Coaque culture, modern day northern Ecuador. 300 BC to 600 AD. [1617×1800]

Ceramic statuette depicting a spirit being, or possible a shaman in transfigured spirit form. It’s mounted atop of a snuff tray. Jama-Coaque culture, modern day northern Ecuador. 300 BC to 600 AD. [1617×1800]

Brass Tibetan style Dung-Chen’s (Long Trumpets) decorated with Cloisonné enamel depicting floral motifs and dragons. Made as gifts to foreign officials, China, Ming dynasty. 1368 to 1644 AD. [2962×3722]

Brass Tibetan style Dung-Chen’s (Long Trumpets) decorated with Cloisonné enamel depicting floral motifs and dragons. Made as gifts to foreign officials, China, Ming dynasty. 1368 to 1644 AD. [2962×3722]

The Queen of the Night also known as the Burney Relief is a high relief terracotta plaque of baked clay, measuring 19.4 inches 49.5 cm high, 14.5 inches 37 cm wide, with a thickness of 1.8 inches 4.8 cm depicting a naked winged woman flanked by owls and standing on the backs of two Lions [2848×4288]

The Queen of the Night also known as the Burney Relief is a high relief terracotta plaque of baked clay, measuring 19.4 inches 49.5 cm high, 14.5 inches 37 cm wide, with a thickness of 1.8 inches 4.8 cm depicting… Continue Reading

Roman mosaic depicting Ambrosia and Lycurgus. Lycurgus is depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine. Object dated back to II century CE. [564×678]

Roman mosaic depicting Ambrosia and Lycurgus. Lycurgus is depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine. Object dated back to II century CE. [564×678]

The Gundestrup Cauldron (Denmark, ca. 150-50 BC), probably celtic or thracian in origin, it is made up of several plates of silver, depicting various religious or mythological scenes. More pictures in comments [1422 x 1056]

The Gundestrup Cauldron (Denmark, ca. 150-50 BC), probably celtic or thracian in origin, it is made up of several plates of silver, depicting various religious or mythological scenes. More pictures in comments [1422 x 1056]