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A sixteenth-century Mexican or Flemish silver-gilt and rock-crystal pendant depicting a skull wearing an imperial crown, with crossbones and a cross beneath. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Saddle Date: 16th century Culture: Turkish Medium: Wood, bone, leather, textile, polychromy Dimensions: Saddle weight 9 lb. 3 oz. ( 4167 gm) Stirrups, each1lb.5oz. (595gm) Classification: Equestrian Equipment Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number: 14.25.1651
Isis-Aphrodite Figure Egypt, 2nd century AD The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Isis-Aphrodite is a form of the great goddess Isis that emphasizes the fertility aspects associated with Aphrodite. She was concerned with marriage and childbirth and, following very ancient pharaonic prototypes, also with rebirth.