Ceramic Guatemalan incense burner, Tiquisate region, circa 300-600
A ROMAN GOLD AND HELIOTROPE MAGICAL PENDANT CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
The sublime Minoan poppy goddess/priestess, c. 1400-1100 BCE, discovered near the site of Knossos and held in the collection of the Iraklion Museum (digital image courtesy of inoe.ro)
Roman Carved Rock Crystal Fish, 1st Century AD
A ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL AND GOLD FISH PENDANT 1ST-3RD CENTURY AD
Terracotta bust of a Phrygian goddess 5th-4th C BCE
Demeter's story and the origins of her temple at Eleusis ~ by historian, Mark Cartwright. A hint into her cult and mysteries.
Alabaster stele carved with a stylized human face. South Arabian peninsula, c. 3rd-1st century B.C.E.
(ca. A.D. 1–700 A.D.) Zoomorphic figurine Old Bering Sea/Okvik period.
Baby Figure, Mexico, Mesoamerica, 12th–9th century BCE
Early Bronze Age Stone Double-Headed Disc-Shaped Figurine and Child - Central Western Anatolia Circa: 3000 BC to 2500 BC
Early Cycladic culture evolved in three phases, from c. 3300 until 2000 BC, when it was increasingly influenced by Minoan Crete, to the south. The Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Cycladic culture is best known for its schematic, flat idols (intended to be lying down) carved out of pure white marble centuries before Minoan culture arose.
Collection of marble Cycladic Figurines, Cycladic Islands, 2300 BC, Early Bronze Age. British Museum. Conical collection. style: folded arms, standing on toes, long noses - they come in all sizes. Usually found in graves. Purpose unknown. Appear to be made for lying flat. All conical shaped figurines are female. Large figurine is pregnant, & some have lines across their stomachs to show child birth. We have no written evidence for purpose since this was a preliterate society
Discovered in 1908, the Phaistos Disc is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. It is about 6 in. in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.
Fresco of blue monkeys from the excavations of bronze age Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini (ancient Thera).
Minoan Fresco wall painting of " Spring " from Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Thira, Santorini, Greece. Athens Archaeological Museum.
Fira, the beating heart of Santorini
A ROMAN AMBER LION CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. | Christie's
Janus-head flask, 1st century A.D., eastern Mediterranean. Glass, 3 7/16 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.474 The god Janus has two faces, one looking back at the past, and one looking forward towards the future.
Figurine of Goddess from Anatolian - from early Bronze Age, circa 2500–2300 BCE n
Bear of the clay. Jomon-era. BC.1,200 - BC.800. Aomori Japan.
Figurine of a Steatopygous Female Medium: Terracotta Place Made: Egypt Dates: ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Dynasty: late XIII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty Period: Hyksos Period-Second Intermediate Period Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 9/16 in. (12 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm) Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Female fertility/deity figurine with large earrings wearing a dress (300-200 BCE) / Mauryan Period. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India / National Museum, India
Suplicante - Alamito-Condorhuasi - Northern Argentina 400 BC - 950 AD Andesite - William Siegal Gallery