Egypt, ca. 1390–1353 B.C. Made out of Elephant Ivory. This leaping hunting dog can be made to open and close its mouth using the lever beneath the chest. Originally secured by means of a thong tied through the hole in the back of its neck and two in the throat, the lever was later attached with a metal dowel in the right shoulder. When the mouth is opened, two teeth and a red tongue are visible.
Saxon disc brooch Garnet-inlaid disc brooch, found in Kent. Saxon, 7th century AD, made of gilded silver, with garnet on cross-hatched goldfoil and ?meerschaum. From the excavations at Springhead, Kent.