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From the Sassanian period (224 - 651 AD) in Kish (Iraq)

From the Sassanian period - 651 AD) in Kish (Iraq): a stucco pattern for a mold. I love that the ram has wings.

Bracket with a woman riding a fantastic creature, made in Begram, Afghanistan, 1st-2nd century

Bracket with a woman riding a fantastic creature, made in Begram, Afghanistan, century - Archaeology

Detail of Relief Depicting Figure of Guardian Lion, from Ancient Nineveh, Iraq Giclee Print at AllPosters.com

Detail of Relief Depicting Figure of Guardian Lion, from Ancient Nineveh, Iraq

Nineveh / Detail of relief depicting figure of guardian lion, from ancient Nineveh, Iraq

These lead artifacts were unearthed near the ancient Scythian town of Gota (Olbia), on the fringes of ancient Greece. The area is now known as Ukraine.  To the Scythians, Gota or place of the cows was called so because of the ox-worshipping cult of the area. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the powerful Scythian king named Skil (Skyul or Skul) reigned from a large palace here (Herodotus IV: 79).

Authentic ancient Scythian artifacts, lead bucranium, votive Olbian artifacts for sale.

Ceramic cylindrical jug with Orpheus, from Tunisia, 3rd century AD, Neues Museum, Berlin

Ceramic cylindrical jug with Orpheus, from Tunisia, century AD, Neues Museum, Berlin

Chief Naiche (ca. 1857-1919) was the final hereditary chief of the Chiricahua band of Apache Indians. Naiche's name, which in English means "meddlesome one" or "mischief maker", is alternately spelled Nache, Nachi, or Natchez. He was the youngest son of Cochise. Naiche died on March 16, 1919 in Mescalero, New Mexico.

Chief Naiche was the final hereditary chief of the Chiricahua band of Apache. Naiche's name, which in English means "meddlesome one" or "mischief maker". He was the youngest son of Cochise. Naiche died on March 1919 in Mescalero, New Mexico.

Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx Neo-Assyrian,ca 9th-8th cent.BC Mesopotamia-Nimrud ivory Metropolitan

❤ - Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. century B. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory (idea for metal tool pattern)

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