Ancient Babylonian Artifact Seized at London Airport Returns to Iraq
British officials intercepted an artifact smuggler at Heathrow airport who was attempting to sneak a valuable ancient stone into the UK. The smuggler
The oldest 'Bill of rights': The reforms of Urukagina, Sumeria, 2500-2350 B.C. [960 x 860]
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Museums of Greece
Books / The Archaeological Museum of Thebes: “ Scene with a Sphinx and a woman standing on either side of a sacred column, from a clay larnax. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Tanagra. (13th century...
A Phrygian Terracotta Cup, ca. 1200 - 700 BCE
of thin walled buff clay, with red slip, the rounded rim and bulbous body tapering to a flat base. The applied single handle is rounded in profile with a slight upward arch and is attached to the shoulder of the vessel. Background: In antiquity, Phrygia was a kingdom in the west central part of Anatolia, in what is no
Antique French Furniture
Antique French furniture, antique French paintings and French antique decorative accessories as well as French antique armoires, antique lighting, antique mirrors and French antique majolica
Amazon wearing trousers and carrying a shield with an attached patterned cloth and a quiver. Ancient Greek Attic white-ground alabastron, ca. 470 BC, British Museum, London
Ancient biblical Iron Age pottery Zoomorphic vessel (item #1102397, detailed views)
A fascinating ancient biblical Iron Age pottery Zoomorphic wine vessel. The liquids could be poured through the orifice in the animal's head. Fashioned of warm terracotta, its simple curves, appealing shape, strength and charm have transported it from the mystical past, so that it can continue to delight the beholder of today. A real master piece which would simply add a major addition to the finest biblical antiquities collection Measurements: Height: 17 cm - Length: 20.5 cm - Width: 7 cm…
Tejas > Caddo Fundamentals > Spiro and the Arkansas Basin
Spiro Engraved bottle and Crockett Curvilinear-Incised bowl from Craig Mound, Spiro. Both vessels are almost certainly Caddo vessels, probably obtained from Red River Valley. Courtesy Robert Bell and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma
Tejas > Caddo Fundamentals > Who are the Caddo?
Ancient Caddo potters created an extraordinary variety of pottery vessels from huge storage jars over three feet high to tiny bowls probably made for children. These examples are from the TARL collections. Photograph by Sharon Mitchell.
Ceramic Mug Shots
The mug would have to be the most utilised item of functional ceramic wares. In an age of hi-tech and tough composite materials, it is remarkable that ceramic materials are still favoured for mugs, even though they are breakable and on the bulky side. Whether it is earthenware, bone china, porcelain or stoneware, it’s hard to beat the organic earthiness of a ceramic mug. With the caffeine connoisseurs, some people do over 30 cups a day, so I'd imagine a certain amount of bonding would be…