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Owl Date: 390–450 Geography: Peru Culture: Moche (Loma Negra) Medium: Silvered copper, shell, pyrite

Owl Date: 390–450 Geography: Peru Culture: Moche (Loma Negra) Medium: Silvered copper, shell, pyrite

Owl Ornament Date: 390–450 Geography: Peru Culture: Moche (Loma Negra) Medium: Gilded copper Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)

Owl Ornament Date: 390–450 Geography: Peru Culture: Moche (Loma Negra) Medium: Gilded copper Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)

Owl, 390-450. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.62)

Owl, 390-450. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.62)

Owl Finial    Date:      5th–10th century  Geography:      Colombia  Culture:      Zenu or Sinu  Medium:      Gold

Owl Finial Date: 5th–10th century Geography: Colombia Culture: Zenu or Sinu Medium: Gold

Bronze statuette of a horse  Period: Archaic Date: 6th century B.C. Culture: Greek Medium: Bronze

Bronze statuette of a horse Period: Archaic Date: 6th century B.C. Culture: Greek Medium: Bronze

Celt, 10th–4th century B.C. - Mexico, Mesoamerica - Culture: Olmec - Medium: Jade

Celt, 10th–4th century B.C. - Mexico, Mesoamerica - Culture: Olmec - Medium: Jade

Beaver Effigy Bowl, ca. 1800. Omaha. Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln (1927) | This artwork is part of “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” on view now through May 10, 2015. #PlainsIndians

Beaver Effigy Bowl, ca. 1800. Omaha. Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln (1927) | This artwork is part of “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” on view now through May 10, 2015. #PlainsIndians

Belt clasp,: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century. Transcaucasia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.166.5) | This square example features a highly stylized stag, with exaggerated haunches marked by incised concentric circles. The animal is attacked both from below and in the face by birds.

Belt clasp,: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century. Transcaucasia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.166.5) | This square example features a highly stylized stag, with exaggerated haunches marked by incised concentric circles. The animal is attacked both from below and in the face by birds.

Canine Vessel, 12th–3rd century BCE (?). Mexico, Mesoamerica. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diker, 2006 (2006.567.2) #dogs

Canine Vessel, 12th–3rd century BCE (?). Mexico, Mesoamerica. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diker, 2006 (2006.567.2) #dogs

Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali. Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa’l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi, dated A.H. 577/ A.D. 1181–82. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1951 (51.56) #OneMetManyWorlds

Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali. Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa’l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi, dated A.H. 577/ A.D. 1181–82. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1951 (51.56) #OneMetManyWorlds

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