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Hose’s langur is a relatively small, slim-built primate (5), characterised by a high forehead and a prominent, forward-leaning crest down th...

Tales about the Kraken go all the way back to the 12th century, when sailors in Norway and Iceland first reported a sea creature so massive in size it was often mistaken for an island. According to Norwegian mythology, the Kraken had large eyes the size of dinner plates, a high forehead and tentacles the size of ships.

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Horned Serpent – a "great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead." Students sorted into Horned Serpent are highly intelligent and scholarly, but also resourceful and look out for one another. The creature is known to be the mind of the witch or wizard. - Comment below if you are a member of the Horned Serpent house

The vessel is cylindrical with four notched flanges down the sides, elegantly cast with 'taotie' masks on the foot in high relief with prominent eyes, ears, forehead shield and hooked horns, flanked by dragons with slim S-shaped bodies and dragon heads, the middle section with a band of vertical ribs between bands of confronted birds with curled crests, beaks and tails, and protruding eyes.

Chalcidian helmet, 5th - 4th century B.C. Helmet with clearly offset, elongated calotte, steep crown ridge and a pronounced forehead field beneath the gabled brow with a large face cutout. Soldered to the crown a tall, rolled bronze sheet metal, crest holder. On the forehead and the neck guard an eyebolt with a ring for attaching the helmet crest, pointed cheek pieces, 25 cm high, without top piece Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Apulian-Corinthian helmet 5th century B.C. A clearly set off calotte, open cheek pieces, small eye slits, prominent nasal, strongly sculpted eyebrows and forehead. Recognizable parts of what was formerly a boar depicted over much of the surface of the left cheek piece. Fragments of a riveted crest fork on the side of the crown, and holes on the lower rim of the helmet for attaching the chinstraps, 18 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

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Roman, Small Sandstone Tetrarch Emperor Head, c. 285 - 337 A.D. AE36072. Grey sandstone head of Roman Emperor during the Tetrarchy; cf. Two Emperors of the Tetarchy, in the Vatican Library, 9 cm high and 7 cm, Diocletian or Maximianus, short forehead, short hair, expressive large eyes and high relief with double eyelids, portrait style exemplifies the militaristic period

ZUN A SUPERB AND VERY RARE BRONZE WINE VESSEL EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC of cylindrical form with four notched flanges down the sides, elegantly cast with taotie masks on the foot in high relief with prominent eyes, ears, forehead shield and hooked horns, flanked by dragons with slim S-shaped bodies and dragon heads, the middle section with a band of vertical ribs between bands of confronted birds with curled crests, beaks and tails and protruding eyes, all below the…

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Japanese Mythology: Goddess Ebisu is the son of Daikoku and the patron of the fishermen. He is shown with a huge carp and a rod for fishing. He was worshipped by the fishermen and had a temple in the coastal region near Osaka.

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Illyrian helmet, 5th century B.C. Hemispherical, heavy skull with a strong, high crest base on the crown contoured by two stepped ridges on either side with three parallel decorative lines shallowly engraved between them. The perimeter is decorated with a continous row of embossed rectangles between two narrow raised borders. A hole for attachment of the crest above the forehead, 22.5 cm. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction