Plaque with horned lion-griffins Period:Achaemenid Date:ca. century B. Geography:Iran Culture:Achaemenid Medium:Gold Dimensions:H. cm Classification:Metalwork-Ornaments Plaque with horned lion-griffins
Scythian Gold and Turquoise Zoomorphic Handle, Southern Urals, c. century BC Scythian art combined Eastern elements with influences from the Hellenic states on the northern coast of the Black Sea. The principal feature of Scythian art is its use.
Greek Gold Ring with a Siren, Sphinx and Hippocamp, Century BC In Greek mythology Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky.
Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.