Silver and gold maize cobs. Inka. c. 1400–1533 C.E. Sheet metal/repousée, gold and silver alloys.The New World department has a comprehensive display of pre-Columbian artifacts from Central, Meso-, and South America located in the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Study Gallery of Pre-Columbian Art on
A FINE PERSIAN KINDJAL, 19TH CENTURY with curved broad blade formed with a medial rib over its full length, the lower portion decorated with gold koftgari scrollwork at the forte, morse hilt of characteristic form fitted with a pair of white metal foliate washers, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with large white metal mounts decorated with repousée flowers and foliage against a punched ground
1920s silver and brass floral repoussee evening wallet purse
Buddha's head (from Hadda, Afghanistan), Victoria and Albert Museum, London Hadda is a Greco-Buddhist archeological site located in the ancient area of Gandhara, near the Khyber Pass, ten kilometers south of the city of Jalalabad in today's eastern Afghanistan.
In Gandhara the appearance of a halo surrounding an entire figure occurs only in the latest phases of artistic production, in the fifth and sixth centuries. By this time in Afghanistan the halo/mandorla had become quite common and is the format that took hold at Central Asian Buddhist sites / Seated Bodhisattva with Combined Halo and Mandorla Date: 5th–6th century Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium: Stucco