Daughter of Akhenaten
Quartzite head of a statue which depicts the daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. From modern-day Egypt. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1345 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Inca Gold Female Figurine
A gold female figurine from the Inca civilization, 15-16th century CE, Peru. Height 15 cm. Such precious figures were typically buried with important people. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Pectoral of Senusret II
Pectoral of Senusret II (c. 1897-1878 BCE). Middle Kingdom, Egypt. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
The Warka Vase
The Vase of Warka (also called Uruk Vase) is one of the earliest surviving examples of narrative art. It was excavated (in fragments) by a German excavation team in a temple complex dedicated to the goddess Inanna at the city of Uruk (in...
Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses (detail)
Detail of the Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses, considered one of the great masterpieces of Etruscan art. It is a late 6th century BCE Etruscan anthropoid sarcophagus made of terracotta. It depicts a married couple reclining at a banquet...
Queen's Coffin Mask
Coffin mask of the queen consort of king Djehuti (c. 1650 BCW). Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (State Museum of Egyptian Art) in Munich.
Chain of Ankhs
Gold chain of ankhs (signs of life; also known as key of life, the key of the Nile, or crux ansata). From the treasure of the Nubian queen Amanishakheto, pyramid N6, Meroe, modern-day northern Sudan. Meroitic period, around 1 CE. (State Museum...
Terracotta Lekythos Depicting a Wedding Procession
Dated as being from 550-530 BCE, this Attic Greek lekythos depicts a wedding procession. Attributed to the Amasis Painter. Now housed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Crocodile Statue from Ancient Egypt
Cult copper statue of a crocodile. From Faiyum, modern-day Egypt. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, circa 1800 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Stela of Penre
Limestone stela of the royal stonecutter Penre. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1500 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).