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An ornate silver, gold and amber brooch found in Hunterston, Scotland, from 700-800AD. Photograph: National Museums Scotland.

Mark Baum (American, 1903–1997). Seventh Avenue and 16th Street, New York, 1932. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Edith C. Blum Fund, 1983 (1983.122.2) #newyork #nyc

'Spiral of Life' - photo by Gordon -C-, via Flickr; Statue by Andy Scott; This almost 10' tall figure stands at the entrance to the West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Fox in a monk costume. Ivory figure, 6 cm tall. Dated to the time of the Reformantion in Denmark. 1530

Central Australian decorated Stone Knives. Quartzite Stone Blade with Decorated Wooden Handle. Museum Victoria. These set of knives were produced by the Warumangu people (Tennant Creek) and collected by Baldwin Spencer in the early 1900s.

Medieval spoon with monkey and stag. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Tiger Tagar Culture. 5th - 4th century BC Found: Southern Siberia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Khakass-Minusinsk Basin, the Village of Askyz. State Hermitage Museum

Kingston Down Brooch, 7th Century AD. Anglo-Saxon - gold, inlaid with blue glass, white shell and cut garnets. This is the largest and finest brooch of its kind to be found. © National Museums Liverpool

Gilded wooden figurine of a deer from the Pazyryk burials, 5th century BC..............(The bearers of the Pazyryk culture were horse-riding nomads of the steppe)