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    The goddess Astarte, from the Hebron area, Israel. Pottery relief (around 1400 BCE) Late Bronze Age II


    Cult-chariot of Strettweg (7th BCE). A funerary gift for a prince whose ashes were buried in a hill tumulus. The chariot shows a sacrificial procession, with the stag as victim, sacrificed to the tall female goddess by the naked man with the axe. Bronze, height 33 cm


    Bust of Emperor Charlemagne. The reliquary includes part of the emperor's skull and was ordered and donated by Emperor Karl IV. The bust was carried in procession during the imperial coronation ceremonies. Bust reliquary, 1349

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    A sheet-bronze tintinnabulum (musical instrument) with figurative ornamentation from the "Tomba degli ori", Arsenale Militare, Bologna.


    Goddess Inanna (Innin) behind her symbols (two sheafs of reed). Detail from the Warka-Vase, a limestone cult vase from Uruk, Mesopotamia (Iraq).


    Bronze statue of a young man with helmet. More than life-size, found in 1972 in the bay of Riace, Calabria, Italy. Greek original possibly by Phidias (460 BCE), probably votive statue from the sanctuary at Delphi, shipwrecked on the Italian coast.


    Cover of the Staurothek. Reliquary for the wood of the True Cross, Limburg. Enameled and jewelled (ca. 948-959)


    Bronze statue of a man with headband, More than life-size, found 1972 in the bay of Riace, Calabria,Italy. Probably a votive statue from the sanctuary at Delphi, shipwrecked on the Italian coast. Greek original possibly by Phidias (around 460 BCE).


    Sassanid King Chosroe I (531-579) on his throne. Chosroe Cup, with central medallion. Gold, rock crystal, and garnets


    Maenad and satyr in a dionysiac scene, marble mosaic on slate ground, from the Casa dei Capitelli Colorati Pompeii VII 4, 31-51 Inv.9977


    Cult-chariot of Strettweg, detail of 07-02-02/28. A funerary gift for a prince whose ashes were buried in a hill-tumulus. Centerpiece: the goddess, to whom the stag was to be sacrificed. Bronze (7th BCE). Height 33 cm. See also 07-02-02/28-31


    Venus of Willendorf. Carved out of limestone, 11cm tall, discovered at an excavation in Willendorf, Lower Austria on 7 August 1908. One of the many female statuettes, nicknamed "Venus" figurines, that were made of stone, bone and ivory in the Upper Palaeolithic, 28.000 to 12.000 BCE. Statuettes with similar features - symmetrical posture, large breasts, abdomen and buttocks, reduced arms and feet, no face - were found throuout Europe, from western France to Siberia. Their purpose and meaning to the palaeolithic hunters and gatherers is subject to much speculation. The interpretations range from stone age sex symbol and mother godess to talisman, shaman and ancestor cult object, dependig on the interpreter and his or her social and political background.


    Bronze cult-wagon with a man on horseback and animals (9th-5th BCE), from Merida, Spain. See also 07-02-01/14


    Two pigeons and a hand lifted in prayer - Sign of Tanit Votive stele from Carthage


    Shrine of the Three Magi (begun 1181), smaller shrine inside with remains of the 3 Holy Kings, at the high chancel of the cathedral. Gold, enamel, precious stones, antique gems, cameos Size: 210 x 110 x 153 cm


    Magic knife decorated with mythical animals. Ivory, Middle Kingdom (21st-18th BCE), Egypt. AF 6447


    A warrior (Mars). Bronze votive figure (5th-4th BCE) a depot find from Gutenberg, Liechtenstein.


    Water, corn growing from water, sheep, men bearing gifts, and the Goddess Inanna (Innin). five rows of limestone bas-reliefs on the Warka-Vase, a cult vase from Uruk, Mesopotamia (Iraq).


    Woman spinning. Detail of a sheet-bronze tintinnabulum with figurative ornaments (07-01-03/10) from the "Tomba degli ori", Arsenale Militare, Bologna, Italy.


    Reliquary of Saint Stephen, part of the insignia and regalia of the Holy Roman Empire, second quarter 9th. Gold, silver, precious stones, probably from Reims. H: 32 cm Inv. XIII, 26


    Two horsemen fighting, shieldbearers, man in a broad hat. Detail of an embossed sheet-bronze clasp from Vace, Slovenia.


    Horse head, ceremonial axe, insignium of a dignitary or chieftain, from the Sarviz Canal, Tolna, Hungary. Bronze Height 8.5, length 12 cm


    Embalmer's knife with Anubis figure on the papyrus-shaped handle. "Minmesout", the embalmer's name, on the blade. New Kingdom (1554-1196 BCE) Bronze, L:24,5 cm N 2116

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    The snake priestess. Earthenware figure (17th-14th BCE)


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