Detail of a 4th century CE gilded plate from the Sasanian period depicting a hunting scene. The capital of the Sassanid Persian Empire: Seleucia-Ctesiphon (near modern-day Baghdad) was one of the largest cities in the world. Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Photo by Babylon Chronicle
Gold ring, the beaded hoop terminating at globules at the shoulders, supporting the round flat bezel with beaded border enclosing a cloisonné pattern of three trefoils on a dark blue ground. German, 9-11th centuries A.D.
Byzantine Shirt from Manazan Caves
Victorian Mourning Necklace
Textile Fragment, Egypt 5th century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave posted by: Frank