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

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

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

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.

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

Gold statuette of Zeus Serapis Period: Mid-Imperial Date: 2nd century A.D. Culture: Roman Medium: Gold 2.9 cm.