27. Book Tablets. A MAN CUTTING turf in Springmount bog in Ballyhutherland, Co Antrim, found this set of six yew tablets, held together by leather straps. The inner tablets are hollowed out on both sides, forming the pages of a small wooden book. These inner surfaces are filled with wax, on which someone wrote, or rather literally inscribed with a pointed stylus, a biblical text. This is the earliest extant Irish manuscript.
Seal of Nero Carnelian in Gems of the Medici' Exhibition
The ‘Seal of Nero’ is an intricately carved intaglio made from a dark piece of reddish-orange carnelian. More formally known as Apollos, Marsyas and Olympus.Made in Rome by a gem cutter called Dioskourides at some point during Augustus’ reign (27BC – 14AD).
Incantation bowls are common wheel-made earthenware bowls characteristic of the Late Antique Near East. The incantations are typically written in black ink spiraling from the inside to the outside, so that the bowl must be turned as it is read. In general, the incantations are directed against evil spirits, various illnesses, and the curses of demons and humans
4th C. B.C.E. Athena of Piraeus, over life-size bronze statue wearing a heavy Peplos and Corintinian helmet. She is a power image. Yet- Her gentle expression, her relaxed contrapposto stance and extended arm shows a new air of approachability not seen in the archaic period. Classical period, Greece