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The Vače situla is a bronze pail, 23.8 cm high, which was uncovered in an Iron Age burial mound at Vače in 1882 by a local inhabitant, and was later included in the collections of the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Such pails were popular metal vessels in the early Iron Age, and were also excellent media for art and narrative

Etruscan bronze chariot inlaid with ivory, 2nd quarter of 6th century BCE. Found near Monteleone di Spoleto in 1902 with scenes of Achilles (8). Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

Horse harness fittings Iron Age, AD 1-100 From Britain Parts of Iron Age chariots or carts At top are decorative plaques. At bottom is a horse bit. On the left is a lynch pin, on the right is a terret, a ring and finally, the small object is a strap union.

Created by Jennifer Falter Wheel thrown porcelain vase with whimsical dragonflies in a garden of coneflowers. The surface of this vase is hand carved through a layer of black slip to create a contrasting and textural surface, using a technique known as sgraffito

A bronze age cuirass for a woman dated between the 11th and 8th century BC was found at Haute Marne in the Netherlands. Likely ceremonial. Site Officiel du Musée dArchéologie Nationale et du Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Mummy of Ramesses II (Ramesses or Ramses the Great 1303 BC - 1213 BC). His advanced age at death (over 90) is evident in his features.

Cup with a frieze of gazelles Period: Iron Age II Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C. Geography: Northwestern Iran, Caspian region Medium: Gold Dimensions: H. 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) Classification: Metalwork

Calculation Tablet of the Surface Area of a Terrain (2100 B.C.) clay, Umma, Mesopotamia

The so-called Lionheaded Figurine, a zoomorphic /anthropomorphic sculpture 29.6 cm high, 5.6 cm wide and 5.9 cm thick. carved out of mammoth ivory, was discovered in 1939 in a cave named Stadel-Höhle im Hohlenstein in the Lonetal, Swabian Alps, Germany.

A Syrian bronze goddess, middle bronze age IIA, c.1950-1750 B.C.

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The first memory jugs were made by African Americans for grave adornments. Memory jugs are mosaic vessels covered in mortar and encrusted with pictures, shards, shells, and various personal and found objects. They were popular in Victorian times as folk art but the idea is believed to have originated from African mourning vessels. “ These were memory laden mosaics...three dimensional scrapbooks.

Jiroft, Iran - artifact decorated with tree of life. Late 3rd mill. BC, early Bronze Age Culture

Roman Inlaid dagger (pugio) and scabbard, signed on the hilt by Honillius(?), ca. 1st – 2nd century A.D. Bronze, iron, silver, gold, niello. Princeton Artmuseum.

An Old Akkadian Bronze Axe - c. 2340-2200. | "After the fall of the Akkadian Empire, the Akkadian people of Mesopotamia eventually coalesced into two major Akkadian speaking nations: Assyria in the north, and, a few centuries later, Babylonia in the south." @Wikipedia.org

Bronze symbol of Tanit, the Phoenician Goddess found in 2014 at the Freres College dIg in Sidon, Lebanon. The artifacts are from various periods, the oldest is a public building from the 3rd millenium BCE.

Statuette of a Woman: "The Stargazer", c. 3000 BC Early Bronze Age, Western Anatolia?

Thracian King 4th C. BCE. Bulgaria. Sofia Museum. -Herodotus thought Thrace was the most heavily populated 'nation' in the world after India.

A GREEK BRONZE MINOTAUR ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 520-500 B.C.

Etruscan book

Beaker with birds on the rim, Bactria Margiana, bronze age, ca late 3rd - early 2nd millennium BC, electrum