Mushhushshu-dragon decorative panel of the Isthar Gate to Babylon, ordered by Nebuchadnezzar II ca. 575 BCE. On permanent display in Detroit, MI, USA

Mushhushshu-dragon decorative panel of the Isthar Gate to Babylon, ordered by Nebuchadnezzar II ca. 575 BCE. On permanent display in Detroit, MI, USA

The Uraeus cobra that once adorned the crown of Pharaoh Senusret II, likely dropped when his pyramid was looted in antique. It’s made from Solid gold and adorned with black granite, Ultramarine pigment, Turquoise and carnelian inlays. Egypt, 12th Dynasty, 1991 to 1803 BC. [480×610]

The Uraeus cobra that once adorned the crown of Pharaoh Senusret II, likely dropped when his pyramid was looted in antique. It’s made from Solid gold and adorned with black granite, Ultramarine pigment, Turquoise and carnelian inlays. Egypt, 12th Dynasty,… Continue Reading

Golden chalice with lotus motifs and the cartouche of Queen Twosret, consort of Seti II and later pharaoh herself. Egypt, 19th dynasty. ~1190 BC. [474×600]

Golden chalice with lotus motifs and the cartouche of Queen Twosret, consort of Seti II and later pharaoh herself. Egypt, 19th dynasty. ~1190 BC. [474×600]

Newly Discovered Coffin from the Late Period unveiled at the inaugural opening of 12th Dynasty pharaoh King Amenemhat II to the general public; Dahshur, Egypt; Late Period (712-323 BC) [955 x 640]

Newly Discovered Coffin from the Late Period unveiled at the inaugural opening of 12th Dynasty pharaoh King Amenemhat II to the general public; Dahshur, Egypt; Late Period (712-323 BC) [955 x 640]

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)