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]

Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

Large burial mantle (1.66 × 2.7 m) made from alpaca wool woven on cotton warps. It’s design primarily consists of motifs of stylized composite animals. Paracas culture, modern day Peru. 200 BC to 200 AD. [2100×1285]

Large burial mantle (1.66 × 2.7 m) made from alpaca wool woven on cotton warps. It’s design primarily consists of motifs of stylized composite animals. Paracas culture, modern day Peru. 200 BC to 200 AD. [2100×1285]

Ritual axe decorated with skulls and crown motifs. It’s made from gilded bronze and rock crystal. Kham region. Derge, Tibet or China. 16th to 17th century AD. [1642×2100]

Ritual axe decorated with skulls and crown motifs. It’s made from gilded bronze and rock crystal. Kham region. Derge, Tibet or China. 16th to 17th century AD. [1642×2100]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]

Wodden box that’s believed to have once housed game pieces. It’s decorated with painted roundels featuring motifs of booth real life and mythological animals. Made in modern day Germany (Upper Reine region) ~1300 AD. [1955×1352]

Wodden box that’s believed to have once housed game pieces. It’s decorated with painted roundels featuring motifs of booth real life and mythological animals. Made in modern day Germany (Upper Reine region) ~1300 AD. [1955×1352]

Wooden Coffret (Small coffer) decorated with copper studs and enamel roundels with motifs of mythological animals, warriors and a few other things. Limoges, France. ~1190 AD. [3811×2859]

Wooden Coffret (Small coffer) decorated with copper studs and enamel roundels with motifs of mythological animals, warriors and a few other things. Limoges, France. ~1190 AD. [3811×2859]

Reconstructed broad collar made from faience beads. It possesses motifs of cornflowers, dates, lotus blossoms, poppy petals and persea fruit. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1353 to 1336 B.C. [4000×3496]

Reconstructed broad collar made from faience beads. It possesses motifs of cornflowers, dates, lotus blossoms, poppy petals and persea fruit. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1353 to 1336 B.C. [4000×3496]

Golden earrings and necklace from tomb KV56 (Occupant unknown) featuring cornflower motifs and filigree. Egypt, 19th Dynasty. 1292 to 1189 BC. [1280×1064]

Golden earrings and necklace from tomb KV56 (Occupant unknown) featuring cornflower motifs and filigree. Egypt, 19th Dynasty. 1292 to 1189 BC. [1280×1064]

well preserved Imperial roman infantry helmet with built in neck guard (the cheek guards are missing). It belonged to man called Julius Mansuetus and is decorated with motifs of mice and loaves of bread. found in the Balkans, ~250 A.D. [600×429]

well preserved Imperial roman infantry helmet with built in neck guard (the cheek guards are missing). It belonged to man called Julius Mansuetus and is decorated with motifs of mice and loaves of bread. found in the Balkans, ~250 A.D.… Continue Reading

Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. Chimú culture, modern day Peru. 14th to 15th century AD. [1905×1525]

Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. Chimú culture, modern day Peru. 14th to 15th century AD. [1905×1525]

Roman bronze shears (early scissor type) featuring Egyptian motifs. Trabzon (claimed), modern day north-eastern Turkey. ~2nd century AD. [2410×3848]

Roman bronze shears (early scissor type) featuring Egyptian motifs. Trabzon (claimed), modern day north-eastern Turkey. ~2nd century AD. [2410×3848]

Matching tray and pounce pot (container for powder used to dry ink) made from Hard-paste porcelain and featuring landscapes, insect motifs as well as Fleur-de-lis. Germany, Meissen Manufactory. 1740–50. [4000×3000]

Matching tray and pounce pot (container for powder used to dry ink) made from Hard-paste porcelain and featuring landscapes, insect motifs as well as Fleur-de-lis. Germany, Meissen Manufactory. 1740–50. [4000×3000]