Scythian pectoral from between the 6th & 4th centuries BCE discovered in a tumulus in the Ukraine. The crescent-shaped pectoral has a well-balanced composition which is symmetrical but not rigidly so. The ends of the crescent that come close together are decorated with stylized lion heads holding rings in their mouths; these rings served as clasps. The pectoral is divided into three “tiers” or bands with gold braids framing each “tier.”
Ancient Roman Pork with Apples. A delicious bittersweet and spicy way to prepare this favorite combination. Also offers insight on how the Romans dealt with "leftovers". Uses both liquamen and defruitum. (Photo by Laura Kelley)
Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements. Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.