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Bowl
Flask
Bird on Bell
Mask

Mask

The function of this mask is not certain. It may have served as a bridle plaque for a horse, an ornament for a chariot, or, sewn onto leather, as chest armor for a soldier.

Bow Fibula
Statuette of a Horse and Rider

Statuette of a Horse and Rider

The horse has conical ears, a stiff mane and thick tail, all painted with brown lines. The eyes are circular protrusions with painted centers. On the back, behind the rider is a D shape with a line through it.... More

Mummy Mask

Mummy Mask

The sun disk on the forehead, flanked by cobras, is a reference to the association of the deceased with the sun god who is reborn each day.

Headband
Wellhead with Roosters

Wellhead with Roosters

This finely structured wellhead displays care in rendering naturalistic details. This model resembles tomb finds from Huixian, Henan province. Here two jaunty roosters are perched on the roof, which original... More

Arrowhead
Arrowhead
Arrowhead
Jar

Jar

Yayoi period (ca. 300 B.C.–ca. A.D. 300)

Hydria (Water Jar)

Hydria (Water Jar)

In ancient Greece it was considered uncivilized to consume undiluted wine, so water was fetched from a public fountain house in a large handled jar like this one and used to dilute large quantities of wine. The... More

Magic wand
Hydria (Water Jar)

Hydria (Water Jar)

The ribbed body of this vase was formed in a mold, then attached to the separately made feet, handles, neck, and mouth and coated with black gloss before being fired. Certain parts were left in the natural colo... More

Flute
Dagger-Ax
Jar (Hu)
Amphora
Alabastron
Trowel
Amphora