A Bactrian copper cosmetic vessel, ca. late 3rd-early 2nd millennium b.c.  In the form of a water bird, standing on large, flat webbed feet, the right slightly advanced, the long neck elegantly curved around the body with the head resting on its back, the eyes and the bill incised, the short tail feathers delineated, the vessel mouth on the body, with a flaring disk rim.

A Bactrian copper cosmetic vessel, ca. late 3rd-early 2nd millennium b.c. In the form of a water bird, standing on large, flat webbed feet, the right slightly advanced, the long neck elegantly curved around the body with the head resting on its back, the eyes and the bill incised, the short tail feathers delineated, the vessel mouth on the body, with a flaring disk rim.

Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. http://www.pinterest.com/johndibdin/ancient-greek-sculpture/

Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. http://www.pinterest.com/johndibdin/ancient-greek-sculpture/

Skarb Kręgu Gonur – Bogtoharskie złoto z Tillya Tepe – Sarmacki sztylet i pochwa Bactrian

Skarb Kręgu Gonur – Bogtoharskie złoto z Tillya Tepe – Sarmacki sztylet i pochwa Bactrian

Bactrian Bronze Mouflon New York | Animals   Date:  2500 BC - 1900 BC Culture:  Bactrian Category:  Animals, Sculpture Medium:  Bronze

Bactrian Bronze Mouflon New York | Animals Date: 2500 BC - 1900 BC Culture: Bactrian Category: Animals, Sculpture Medium: Bronze

Ewer with zoomorphic spout - 15th century /  16th century - Egypt or Syria

Ewer with zoomorphic spout - 15th century / 16th century - Egypt or Syria

A KHORASSAN RIBBED BRONZE EWER   NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY   The cast melon-fluted cylindrical body with a band of kufic benedictory inscription around the shoulder, the cylindrical neck with wide trough spout engraved with scrolling vine interlace, simple loop handle with ball knop, with vertical foot, each of the melon-flutes with pointed interlaced panel encompassing an interesting whirling motif, slight damaged, spout and underside restored  10½in. (26.7cm.) high

A KHORASSAN RIBBED BRONZE EWER NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY The cast melon-fluted cylindrical body with a band of kufic benedictory inscription around the shoulder, the cylindrical neck with wide trough spout engraved with scrolling vine interlace, simple loop handle with ball knop, with vertical foot, each of the melon-flutes with pointed interlaced panel encompassing an interesting whirling motif, slight damaged, spout and underside restored 10½in. (26.7cm.) high

Vinca twins female figurine, 5000-4000 bc.  Around 3200 BC, the culture of Old Europe Vinca migrated, to the Aegean Sea and to Crete. Today, they are considered to be the origin of the Minoan civilisation.

Vinca twins female figurine, 5000-4000 bc. Around 3200 BC, the culture of Old Europe Vinca migrated, to the Aegean Sea and to Crete. Today, they are considered to be the origin of the Minoan civilisation.

Nayarit, Mexico, 300 BC-AD 200, The Walters Art Museum

Nayarit, Mexico, 300 BC-AD 200, The Walters Art Museum

AN ETRUSCO-CAMPANIAN BRONZE DINOS and stand CIRCA 500 B.C.

AN ETRUSCO-CAMPANIAN BRONZE DINOS and stand CIRCA 500 B.C.

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