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Green Man in a church in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England (photo Sean Breadin)

Green Man in a church in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England (photo Sean Breadin)

Green Men carved in wood in St. Mary’s Church, Beverley, Yorkshire, England (photos John W. Schulze)

Green Men carved in wood in St. Mary’s Church, Beverley, Yorkshire, England (photos John W. Schulze)

Sword hilt, covered in copper oxide, on which is seen the decoration of a relief of triangles.

Sword hilt, covered in copper oxide, on which is seen the decoration of a relief of triangles.

Though the oldest chess reference comes from Persian literature by Karnamak in 600 A.D., the walrus tusks and whale teeth pieces found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, is the oldest known complete set, dating from 1150-1200 AD.

Though the oldest chess reference comes from Persian literature by Karnamak in 600 A.D., the walrus tusks and whale teeth pieces found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, is the oldest known complete set, dating from 1150-1200 AD.

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine    Date:      ca. 1185  Geography:      Made in, Cologne, Germany  Culture:      German  Medium:      Champlevé enamel, copper alloy, gilt

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine Date: ca. 1185 Geography: Made in, Cologne, Germany Culture: German Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper alloy, gilt

Подборка рисунков на тему древнерусского женского ювелирного головного убора A selection of drawings on the theme of ancient women's jewelry headdress

Подборка рисунков на тему древнерусского женского ювелирного головного убора A selection of drawings on the theme of ancient women's jewelry headdress

Подборка рисунков на тему древнерусского женского ювелирного головного убора A selection of drawings on the theme of ancient women's jewelry headdress

Подборка рисунков на тему древнерусского женского ювелирного головного убора A selection of drawings on the theme of ancient women's jewelry headdress

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine, c. 1170 Germany, Rhine Valley, Cologne, Romanesque period, 12th century gilded copper; champlevé and cloisonné enamel, Overall - h:2.70 w:7.20 cm (h:1 1/16 w:2 13/16 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1961.27 Cleveland Museum of Art

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine, c. 1170 Germany, Rhine Valley, Cologne, Romanesque period, 12th century gilded copper; champlevé and cloisonné enamel, Overall - h:2.70 w:7.20 cm (h:1 1/16 w:2 13/16 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1961.27 Cleveland Museum of Art