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"Meeting between Babur and Sultan 'Ali Mirza near Samarqand", Folio from a Baburnama (The Book of Babur)

"Meeting between Babur and Sultan 'Ali Mirza near Samarqand", Folio from a Baburnama (The Book of Babur)

Game of Hounds and Jackals, ca. 1814-1805 B.C.E. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat IV. Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb of Reniseneb.Egyptians likened the intricate voyage through the underworld to a game. This made gaming boards and gaming pieces appropriate objects to deposit in tombs.

Game of Hounds and Jackals, ca. 1814-1805 B.C.E. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat IV. Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb of Reniseneb.Egyptians likened the intricate voyage through the underworld to a game. This made gaming boards and gaming pieces appropriate objects to deposit in tombs.

Bat Amulet of Hapiankhtifi    Period:      Middle Kingdom  Dynasty:      Dynasty 12  Date:      ca. 1981–1802 B.C.  Geography:      Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir (Mir), Tomb of Hapiankhtifi, Mummy, Khashaba  Medium:      Wood, gold leaf

Bat Amulet of Hapiankhtifi Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Date: ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir (Mir), Tomb of Hapiankhtifi, Mummy, Khashaba Medium: Wood, gold leaf

Medallion with a seated deity and a male worshiper | Period: Iron Age III Date: ca. 8th-7th century B.C. Geography: Urartu Culture: Urartian

Medallion with a seated deity and a male worshiper | Period: Iron Age III Date: ca. 8th-7th century B.C. Geography: Urartu Culture: Urartian

Carved Plaque from a Bracelet  Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C.

Carved Plaque from a Bracelet Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C.

Tudor dog collar. There were several dog collars in Henry VIII's Inventory and 65 leashes for hounds which were kept in the closet next to the privy chamber at Greenwich. This is one of the few remaining items.

Tudor dog collar. There were several dog collars in Henry VIII's Inventory and 65 leashes for hounds which were kept in the closet next to the privy chamber at Greenwich. This is one of the few remaining items.

Gothic Armor, late 15th century; extensively restored and completed ca. 1926. German and Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928 (29.150.8a–q) | In this work, Dean’s goal was to create a late German Gothic armor, a type often considered the pinnacle of armor-making. Complete and homogeneous examples were nonexistent on the art market by Dean’s time.

Gothic Armor, late 15th century; extensively restored and completed ca. 1926. German and Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928 (29.150.8a–q) | In this work, Dean’s goal was to create a late German Gothic armor, a type often considered the pinnacle of armor-making. Complete and homogeneous examples were nonexistent on the art market by Dean’s time.

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