Baúl encorado (leather-bound chest) decorated with studwork, bird motifs and openwork. The inside features geometric patterns and the Spanish coat of arms. Viceroyalty of Peru, late 17th to early 18th century. [5612×3480]

Baúl encorado (leather-bound chest) decorated with studwork, bird motifs and openwork. The inside features geometric patterns and the Spanish coat of arms. Viceroyalty of Peru, late 17th to early 18th century. [5612×3480]

The Hunterson Brooch, an early Christian brooch with panels of gold filigree in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon styles, from Ireland or the West of Scotland, c. 700 AD. A 10th century runic inscription on the reverse indicates that it was once owned by a Viking named Melbrigda. [840×928]

The Hunterson Brooch, an early Christian brooch with panels of gold filigree in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon styles, from Ireland or the West of Scotland, c. 700 AD. A 10th century runic inscription on the reverse indicates that it was once… Continue Reading

Decades of 19th and early 20th century coal soot and acid rain did the Patterson memorial no favors. Laurel Hill Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Decades of 19th and early 20th century coal soot and acid rain did the Patterson memorial no favors. Laurel Hill Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gold ring with a banded piece of agate featuring an impression of a youth. Etruscan (Vulci), moden day Italy. Early 5th century B.C. [3929×2942]

Gold ring with a banded piece of agate featuring an impression of a youth. Etruscan (Vulci), moden day Italy. Early 5th century B.C. [3929×2942]