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The original piece was found in the necropolis of 'La Joya', Huelva (Spain), dated of 7th-6th centuries BC, In the Tartessian cultural context. It is a solid gold ring with a rectangular seal topped by two elements with a circular section. The chaton has a seated griffin (mythological animal) engraved with spread wings looking to the right. In the support...
Reproduction made in bronze of the famous figurine called 'Venus de Willendorf' Similar sculptures, first discovered in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are traditionally referred to in archaeology as "Venus figurines", due to the widely-held belief that depictions of nude women with exaggerated sexual features represented an early fertility...
Bronze reproduction of a flint arrowhead, late Neolithic (3300-2400 a.C.). Dolmen de la Glène (Saint-Léons, Avevron, France). In the stone age, people used sharp bones, carved stones, scales (flakes) and pieces of rock as weapons and tools. Such items remained in use throughout human civilization, along with the new materials used over time. As...
Winged bull, also known as Lamassu. These gigantic figures guarded the sides of the gates into Assyrian citadels or palaces, and were intended to deter evil of all kinds from entering. The Assyrians moved each bull in one piece. There are two types of Lamassu; Winged bulls that have the body of a bull, wings and a human face. Or winged lions that have the...
Replica of an amulet in the shape of a crescent moon. Mesopotamia, probably Dilbat. These gold pendants and beads exemplify the finest craftsmanship in gold from the ancient Near East, and each represents a deity or the symbol of a deity. The two female figures, wearing horned headdresses and long flounced dresses, probably represent Lama, a protective...