1. ancientpeoples:

    Silver and mercury head of a Sasanian king 

    40cm by 22.9cm by 20cm ( 15 3/4 x 9 x 7 7/8 inch.) 

    Iranian, Sasanid Period, 4th century AD. 

    Source: Metropolitan Museum

     
  2. ancientpeoples:

    Openwork scarab of green jasper imitating Mesopotamian drilled art style

    7th Century BC

    Assyrian

    (Source: The British Museum)

     
  3. jedavu:

    Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours

    (via fauxhawkwithflow)

     
  4. Paper Crafts by Estudio Guardabosques

    (Source: behance.net, via fauxhawkwithflow)

     
  5. ancientpeoples:

    Clay figurine of enemy

    This clay figurine is a bound captive or enemy and was used in temple ritual to destroy the enemy. The spell written on this figurine is done in red because red was associated with destruction. After the ritual these objects would be destroyed. 

    Egyptian

    Source: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden 

     
  6. ancientpeoples:

    Bird Brooch

    6th Century AD

    Merovingian 

    (Source: The British Museum)

     
  7. ancientpeoples:

    Pendant

    200 BC - AD 1300

    Calima (Yotoco)

    (Source: The British Museum)

     
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  9. ancientpeoples:

    Decorating and Firing the Predynastic Pot.

    Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago explains and demonstrates the techniques that would have been used by Egyptian predynastic potters in the Naqada II period. 3/3.

     
     
  10. ancientpeoples:

    Making a Predynastic Egyptian Style Pot.

    Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago demonstrates and explains the techniques that would have been used by potters in the Egyptian predynastic period (c. 6000-3000 BC). 2/3.