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Bronze statue of a boy

132.4cm high (52 1/8 inch.)

Roman Period, Augustan, 30 BC - 14 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum



Etruscan, Early 5th century BC.

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Janiform Herm with Young Male and Female Fauns


Roman, 1st century BC - 1st century AD

The term ‘janiform’ derives from the Roman divinity Janus, the god of doors and openings, who is usually depicted with two faces back to back. Here, the smiling faces are diminutive forms of the rustic god Pan, one male (Paniskos), one female (Paniske). The Paniskos head has two goat-horns in his hair and wears a goat-skin. The hooves are visible at his shoulders. The long-haired Paniske wears a wreath of ivy and berries. The eyes of both faces would probably have been inlaid with precious stones and silver, traces of which remain.

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Bronze sickle sword

54.3 cm in length. 

Assyrian, Middle Assyrian Period, 1307 - 1275 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze ritual wine holder 

25.4cm high (10 inch.) 

Chinese culture, Western - eastern Zhou dynasty, 1046 - 256 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze votive statue of kushite king 

The kushite people were from nubia and ruled Egypt in the Third Intermediate period. They adopted many Egyptian traditions, that is why this statue looks Egyptian but the face of the statue is kushite tradition. 

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 25th dynasty, 714 - 664 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze worrior 

Underneath his feet are hooks to attach him to another object. He is 41cm high. 

From Syria - the Levant, Early Bronze Age, mid 3rd millenium BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze ax head with the figure of a monkey and lotus flowers 

8.2cm high (3 1/4 inch.)

Egyptian, Middle kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1981 - 1640 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze statue of crouching lion 

6.3cm high and 14.3cm long. 

Greek or Roman, estimated between 500 and 300 BC. 

probably from Etruria. 

Source: metropolitan Museum

Bronze griffin head 

These griffin heads were used to decorate the rims of cauldron’s, used for cooking. 

25.8cm high (10 3/16 inch.) 

Greek, Archaic Period, 7th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

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