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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)

Nose ornament with Shrimp, 390-450 A.D. Peru, Moche culture. Gold, silver, stone. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1236)

Nose ornament with Shrimp, 390-450 A.D. Peru, Moche culture. Gold, silver, stone. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1236)

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

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

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

Plaque with horned lion-griffins   Period: Achaemenid Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C. Geography: Iran Culture: Achaemenid Medium: Gold

Plaque with horned lion-griffins Period: Achaemenid Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C. Geography: Iran Culture: Achaemenid Medium: Gold

Female Monkey Holding Its Baby Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Date: ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Amethyst

Female Monkey Holding Its Baby Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Date: ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Amethyst

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

Inlay in the form of the Horus falcon    Period:      Late Period–Ptolemaic Period  Date:      4th century B.C.  Geography:      Egypt, Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (el-Ashmunein)  Medium:      Faience, polychrome  Dimensions:      H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm)

Inlay in the form of the Horus falcon Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 4th century B.C. Geography: Egypt, Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (el-Ashmunein) Medium: Faience, polychrome Dimensions: H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm)

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