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At Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo credit: Kotomi Yamamura ?

Roman Mosaic. Face. Tunis, Tunisia.

A Phooka is a very dangerous and often violent shapeshifting trickster from Celtic myth, known for their ability to change into great fearsome black animals so that they can scare humans. Some Phookas take a liking to humans and just play harmless pranks (like Harvey the rabbit of Jimmy Stewart movie fame) other Phookas are blood-thirsty vampire-like creatures which lure humans to their doom. Normaly harmless and peaceful, these violent tempered creatures are highly vengeful and greatly...

human and animal sculptures by Lin Xue

Standing Female Figure - The remarkable human sculpture is distinguished by triangular head that is broad across the forehead and taper to a delicate, pointed chin. Face and body painting is common, and when present, clothing is rendered as highly decorated fabric. This is at the Walters Art Museum in the special exhibition "Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift." art.thewalters.org

Ivory carving of Pope Gregory the Great being inspired by the Holy Spirit, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Horse heads, Chauvet Cave. Fourteen different animal species are depicted in the Chauvet Cave. Here, three beautiful horses' heads face one another.

This love spoon was carved in Wales over 150 years ago. The symbols carved on the spoon carry messages from the maker to his sweetheart. (Birmingham Museums)

Melted Face National Museum of Health and Medicine. Washington, DC

Luigi Cattaneo Museum, Institute of Human Anatomy, Bologna

Bronze diskos thrower, ca. 480–460 B.C. Classical. Greek. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.286.87) #Olympics #London2012