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Otter, Late Period or Ptolemaic Period, 664–30 B.C. Bronze or copper alloy - During the Late Period and Ptolemaic times otters were represented in bronzes statuettes such as this one, standing, forepaws raised, atop small bronze boxes. The pose of raised paws signifies the otter's adoration of the sun god when he rises in the morning. In myth otters were attached to the goddess of Lower Egypt Wadjet, whose cult was centered in Buto, in the northern Delta.
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE WARRIOR UMBRIA, CIRCA SECOND HALF OF THE 5TH CENTURY B.C. The elongated figure standing with his left leg advanced, his right arm raised, holding a now-missing spear, wearing a high-crested helmet, the plumes incised, the torso flat, wearing a cuirass with a belt and a flaring hem, adorned with stippling on the front and incisions on the back, the pleated tunic projecting below, exposing his genitalia, tenons below the feet 7 13/16 in. (19.8 cm.) high
Italian Calligrapher Francesca Biasetton. According to her website, "Francesca Biasetton is an illustrator who loves the alphabet, but also a calligrapher who loves to draw. She likes to work with creative professionals who put her imagination to the test." See www.biasetton.com...