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Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, IRAQ) Culture: Assyrian 1958, excavated by Sir Max Mallowan on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; ceded to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1959, purchased from British School of Archaeology in Iraq
One of the characteristic Chama Vases, a ritual Mayan pottery vessel commemorating the death and burial of a king (the black, bearded figure) and the sacrifice of a captive member of nobility from another polity or kingdom. Painted Terracotta. Chama (Guatemala). Circa 8th Century. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
A RARE TURQUOISE AND GEM-SET MUTTON-FAT JADE HILT NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY. Of basket hilt-type, the quillons, guard and pommel inset with faceted foiled gemstones, the carved floral sprays and vine with turquoise buds, chipped in places, some stones missing