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lalitab:  Helmet, mid-16th century; Ottoman periodTurkishSteel, damascened with gold This helmet was forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Qur’anic inscriptions. It is similar to a helmet (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna) made about 1560 for a grand vizier of the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66). Both helmets were presumably made in one of the imperial workshops in Istanbul.

lalitab: Helmet, mid-16th century; Ottoman periodTurkishSteel, damascened with gold This helmet was forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Qur’anic inscriptions. It is similar to a helmet (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna) made about 1560 for a grand vizier of the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66). Both helmets were presumably made in one of the imperial workshops in Istanbul.

Fragment of a Queen’s Face  Period:New Kingdom, Amarna Period Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Akhenaten Date:ca. 1353–1336 B.C.

Fragment of a Queen’s Face Period:New Kingdom, Amarna Period Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Akhenaten Date:ca. 1353–1336 B.C.

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