Ancient Egypt. Carved sandstone seated male on a base wearing a headdress, his hands laid across his knees. Hieroglyphs around the surface including an ankh.
18th Dynasty, 1570-1342 BC
Asian. Bronze stamp seal with inscriptions on bottom. A mythical dragon-like creature on top of the base. Green patina.
Asian. Hollow bronze statue of two horses pulling a two-wheeled chariot with riders. Traces of green patina.
Phoenician core-formed, hollow, miniature, light green, black and beige glass statue of a bird. The making of core-formed glass vessels was one of the oldest glass making techniques.
Ancient Rome. Bronze inlay with a portrait of a winged female. Used as wall decoration. Green patina.
Ancient Egypt. Limestone ram statue associated with Amun, the Egyptian sky God who came to be regarded as a sun God and the head of the Egyptian pantheon.
26th Dynasty, 663-525 BC
The Mayan culture, beginning in Central America hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, became the first highly developed civilization in the Western Hemisphere. The Maya, as early as 600 BC, had developed a sophisticated calendar, a system of picture writing, a style of architecture, sculpture and metalwork, as well as a highly organized government. Without question, the Maya greatly influenced the later development of Latin America.
The Mayan civilization was the height of Pre-Columbian culture. They made significant discoveries in science, including the use of the zero in mathematics. Their writing was the only in America capable of expressing all types of thought.
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