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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.

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.

Bow Brooch  Date: 7th century Culture: Baltic or Scandinavian Medium: Gold, electrum

Bow Brooch Date: 7th century Culture: Baltic or Scandinavian Medium: Gold, electrum

Shears Period: Roman Period Date: A.D. 2nd century perhaps Geography: Country of Origin Turkey, Anatolia; Possibly from Trabzon

Shears Period: Roman Period Date: A.D. 2nd century perhaps Geography: Country of Origin Turkey, Anatolia; Possibly from Trabzon

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.

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.

Gold Anglo-Saxon pendant from the St Mary's football stadium site, Southamton, Hampshire.7th century AD......

Gold Anglo-Saxon pendant from the St Mary's football stadium site, Southamton, Hampshire.7th century AD......

Silver and Gold bowl of a goblet decorated with acanthus leaves Roman 2nd century CE

Silver and Gold bowl of a goblet decorated with acanthus leaves Roman 2nd century CE

Handle in the shape of the sea god Triton Greek made in Macedonia or Illyria 100-50 BCE Silver and gold

Handle in the shape of the sea god Triton Greek made in Macedonia or Illyria 100-50 BCE Silver and gold

Sandaled foot, Augustan, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.  Roman  Ivory

Sandaled foot, Augustan, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Roman Ivory

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