Artificial eye made of ivory, horn, and glass by Giovanni Batista Verle of Venice, c. 1670s. Accompanied by a book about the artificial eye dedicated to Ferdinando de’ Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, 1679. [2832×3932]

Artificial eye made of ivory, horn, and glass by Giovanni Batista Verle of Venice, c. 1670s. Accompanied by a book about the artificial eye dedicated to Ferdinando de’ Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, 1679. [2832×3932]

Board and pieces for the game of Hounds and Jackals, made of ivory. Ancient Egypt, 13th dynasty (ca. 1803-1649 BC). Other sets for this game have been found all across Egypt and Mesopotamia. [1353×1296]

Board and pieces for the game of Hounds and Jackals, made of ivory. Ancient Egypt, 13th dynasty (ca. 1803-1649 BC). Other sets for this game have been found all across Egypt and Mesopotamia. [1353×1296]

Ivory spectacle case with a carved skeleton grim reaper with a scythe which is also being held by a doctor (who is also holding a pair of spectacles), a baby in a cradle, and a hour glass, European, c. 1500. [3750×2868]

Ivory spectacle case with a carved skeleton grim reaper with a scythe which is also being held by a doctor (who is also holding a pair of spectacles), a baby in a cradle, and a hour glass, European, c. 1500.… Continue Reading

Wheellock gun ( Steel, gold, silver, wood, ivory: 107.0 cm, cal. .56 in,Wt. 8 lb. 10 oz. or 4 kg) of Philippe de Croy, prince of Chimay(1526–1595), Antwerp 1551–56.[1957×735]

Wheellock gun ( Steel, gold, silver, wood, ivory: 107.0 cm, cal. .56 in,Wt. 8 lb. 10 oz. or 4 kg) of Philippe de Croy, prince of Chimay(1526–1595), Antwerp 1551–56.[1957×735]