Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace, Egypt
Two bronze dōtaku (ritual bells), Yayoi period (about 300 BC-AD 300), Japan.
The origin of the dōtaku is thought to be the Chinese cattle bell. However, the Japanese did not practise cattle farming, so the first bells must have been imported as ritual objects. The fact that they are often found buried on isolated hill-sides and show evidence of having been buried and dug up several times, suggests their use in an agricultural ritual. - britishmuseum.org
Studio of Auguste Rodin Paris France Interior view Work in progress and Porte d’Enfer Photographed in 1907
Oil lamp finial in the form of the Kinnara, Central Java. Circa 9th/early 10th century. Bronze. Length: 25 cm
Terracotta piggy bank, made in East Java in the 15th century (via).
Postcard depicting a statue Moai Kava Kava from the collection of Ethnographic Museum of Paris. This Moai Kava Kava has been reported by Alphonse Pinart during his stopover at Easter Island. Particular fact, this Moia has reported human hair on the head and a necklace around the neck.
Harness Ornament in the Shape of a Coiled Wolf
Date: 5th–4th century B.C.
Culture: Northwest China
Dimensions: H. 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm); W. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Japanese clay doll from Jomon era (145 B.C.)
Barberini Faun (head detail)
sculpted in late 3rd or early 2nd century BCE.
Glyptothek, Munich, Bavaria.