domingo, 23 de marzo de 2014


Fragment of throwstick-shaped ivory 'wand', with representation of a crocodile. It is thought that the crocodile indicates the god Sobek. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Middle Kingdom c. 2030-1785 BC. Material Size: Ivory. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Berlin . Location: 37.

Funerary relief of a child with a goat. The inscription below includes a dedication to the spirits of the dead, who were believed to have supernatural powers. The child wears round his neck a bulla, or amulet, which was worn for protection until puberty. Country of Origin: Italy. Culture: Roman. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Scavi di Ostia . Location: 11.

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