Cave drawings in Fele’s Cave, Lelepa (an island just off the coast of Vanuatu’s main island, Efate), South Pacific Ocean. Aside from the dating of 900 AD, little is known about these cave drawings.
Photo taken & courtesy Phillip Capper
Antinous Farnese, Statue of Antinous. Reelaboration of the 2nd century AD after a Greek original of the Late Classical period, made of marble.
Courtesy & currently located at the Naples National Archaeological Museum, Italy. Photo taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen.
Pull toy in shape of an otter from Bet Shemesh (11th-10th BC).
Courtesy & currently located at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Photo taken by Chamberi.
Hilts of Japanese straight swords, Kofun period, circa 600.
Courtesy & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo taken by Uploadalt.
Funerary urn depicting the god of rain and lightning, 200-400, ceramic. Zapotec civilization, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Courtesy & currently located at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, USA. Photo taken by vera.
Daughter of Amenophis IV or Akhenaten (1351-1334), Egyptian, limestone/ red paint.
This female head has an elongated skull, and is probably a child of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten (1351-1334 BCE). The eye is hollow for inlaying. The piece is broken across the neck, and is a forgery executed in the 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period style.
Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA.
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This may be of interest to some: recent research onto the Mausoleum of the first Emperor of China.
Seal/ imprint: orant before an altar, Neo-babylonian empire, 600-400 BCE, made of Chalcedony.
Courtesy & currently located at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, France. Photo taken by Rama.
Detail of the Amazon Frieze from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: combats between Greeks and Amazons. Circa 350 BC, made of marble.
Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen.
Statuette of a Woman: The Stargazer, c. 3000 BC. Early Bronze Age, Western Anatolia? Made of marble.
Executed in translucent marble this is one of the oldest sculptures of the human figure in the museum. The incised triangle at the pelvis indicates that this is a female figure. Her head is sculpted fully in the round while her body is reduced to an elegant profile.
The figure’s meaning and context are unknown, though it probably carries religious connotations related to fertility and abundance. This Kilia-type figure, named for an excavation site in what is now Turkey, is one of about 30 such figures known, and is especially rare because it is complete. She is a “stargazer” because her eyes look to the stars above, home of powerful divine forces.
Courtesy & currently located at the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA. Photo taken by Tilemahos Efthimiadis.
Aphrodite rescuing her son Aeneas wounded in fight, scene from The Iliad. Shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure amphora, ca. 480 BC.
Courtesy & currently located at the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany. Photo taken by Bibi Saint-Pol.