Achaemenid golden bowl with lion imagery. The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire, was founded by Cyrus the Great in century BC, who overthrew the Median confederation. Cyrus was greatly admired by Alexander
Very Rare Bactrian Jar with Figural Scene, ML BCA carved chlorite(?) jar with high-relief image of two oxen tied to a tree, inverted nude male between them. Vessels made from steatite or chlorite have frequently been found.