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.
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.