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Bucchero Vessel in the Form of a Leg with Sculpted Face, Etruscan Period

Etruscan bronze chariot inlaid with ivory, 2nd quarter of 6th century BCE. Found near Monteleone di Spoleto in 1902 with scenes of Achilles (1). Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

The Goddess Inanna in breast-offering pose. As early as 3500 B.C.E. Inanna was worshiped as the great Goddess of Sumeria. Also known as Queen of Heaven and Earth, Priestess of Heaven, Light of the World, First Daughter of the Moon, Righteous Justice, Holy Shepherdess, and Loud Thundering Storm.

THE SIMILAR NAIL ETRUSCANS USED FOR 1200 YEARS, NAILING ONE EACH YEAR: Sumerian dedication Nail, circa 2100 BC made of baked clay. Clay nails such as this one inscribed with the name of Gudea ruler of Lagash were embedded in the upper parts of walls, sometimes with the head protruding. They may have developed from the custom of hammering a peg into a wall to signal ownership.

Gantelet à décor zoomorphe - 1000-1400 - feuille d'argent repoussée - Pérou - Royaume Chimú - Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. www.quaibranly.fr

Otter side view. Late Period or Ptolemaic Period, 664–30 B.C. Egypt. Bronze or copper alloy

H. 13.8 cm. Gold. Greek, 4rh-3rd cent. B.C. A rare example of an ear of wheat made of gold. Two elongated leaves at the top of the stalk. The ear consists of three rows of kernels. The silk strands that emerge from the kernels are made of fine wire. The silk infront and at the back is pressed close the ear. The leaves show traces of bending.