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Poporo Quimbaya
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Poporo Quimbaya

Poporo is a device used by indigenous cultures in present and pre-Columbian South America for storage of small amounts of lime. It is constituted by two pieces: the receptacle, and the lid which includes a pin that is used to carry the lime...
Egyptian Model Chariot
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Egyptian Model Chariot

The Egyptian god Bes is depicted on the front of this gold model chariot. Bes was the protective deity of the young, and this would suggest the chariot was made for a child. Chariots with the same profile and the wheel construction are shown...
Minoan 'Master of the Animals' Pendant
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Minoan 'Master of the Animals' Pendant

A solid gold pendant from the Minoan civilization depicting a deity holding two birds, possibly geese (18-17th century BC). Provenance: Aegina (British Museum, London)
Roman Necklace
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Roman Necklace

A Roman necklace in gold and glass paste, 6-5 BCE. From a sarcophagus at Fidene, Rome. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).
Mycenaean Death Mask
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Mycenaean Death Mask

A gold death mask from a Shaft Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 1600-1500 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).
Coin Depicting Roman Emperor Postumus
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Coin Depicting Roman Emperor Postumus

A gold aureus coin depicting the Roman emperor Postumus (r. 259-268 CE)
Nubian Armlet
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Nubian Armlet

Gold armlet with a figure of a winged goddess. From the treasure of the Nubian queen Amanishakheto, pyramid N6, Meroe, modern-day northern Sudan. Meroitic period, around 1 CE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Mycenaean Lion Rhyton
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Mycenaean Lion Rhyton

A gold rhyton in the form of a lion's head. From Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 16th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Lambayeque Ceremonial Knife
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Lambayeque Ceremonial Knife

A ceremonial knife (or tumi) from the Lambayeque civilization (Sican) of northern Peru, 9-11th century CE. Gold and silver inlaid with turquoise
Mycenaean Beaded Bracelet
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Mycenaean Beaded Bracelet

A string of gold beads (1500-1350 BCE) from Mycenae. Nafplio Archaeological Museum.