Graywacke dish with a swivel lid in the shape of a tilapia fish, a symbol of fertility and new life. Egypt (Saqqara), first dynasty. 3000 to 2800 B.C. [1536×1152]

Graywacke dish with a swivel lid in the shape of a tilapia fish, a symbol of fertility and new life. Egypt (Saqqara), first dynasty. 3000 to 2800 B.C. [1536×1152]

Huastec statue of life and death, front and back. Like the Aztecs, their better-known neighbors, the Huastecs used life-and-death statues as a memento mori: a reminder that death is present throughout all our lives. [798×450]

Huastec statue of life and death, front and back. Like the Aztecs, their better-known neighbors, the Huastecs used life-and-death statues as a memento mori: a reminder that death is present throughout all our lives. [798×450]