Reddish marble carved votive relief of Selene: a female bust to the front in an arched niche, nose now missing, surrounded by a crescent on her head, seven stars in the field around and the signs of the zodiac in low relief; inscribed beneath with an unitelligible Gnostic formula Excavated/Findspot Argos 2ndC-3rdC British Museum All the beings of our world are, in the eyes of the Gnostics, the sediment of a lost heaven. — Jacques Lacarriere
Spherical Astrolab (dated 1480): These were rare and the only one known to exist. The large ecliptic circle bears the names of the signs of the zodiac. The rete, or star map, is attached to the globe with pointers for nineteen fixed stars.
Lady Holding a Cat ca. 1810s; Katsushika Hokusai , (Japanese, 1760-1849) Edo period; Ink on paper; H: 36.6 W: 29.5 cm Japan; Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1904.256 From the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery