His Marmoreal Calm

"The formal perfection and clarity of her prose recall the work of one of her heroes, Edward Gibbon. Yet she contemplated and described in rapid, vivid detail scenes of past and present horror that would have robbed even the unflappable historian of the Roman Empire of
his marmoreal calm."
Anthony Grafton, introduction to The Thirty Years War by C. V. Wedgwood
Gold death mask of King Sheshonq II  circa 890 Dynasty 22

Gold death mask of King Sheshonq II  circa 890 Dynasty 22

Gold death mask of King Sheshonq II  circa 890 Dynasty 22  detail

Gold death mask of King Sheshonq II  circa 890 Dynasty 22  detail

Gold death mask of King Sheshonq II  circa 890 Dynasty 22

Gold death mask of King Sheshonq II  circa 890 Dynasty 22

Colossal statue of Amenhotep IV  Father of Tutankhamun

Colossal statue of Amenhotep IV  Father of Tutankhamun

Troop of funerary servant figures (shabtis) in the name of Neferibreheb  Menphis Egypte  500 B.C. 

Troop of funerary servant figures (shabtis) in the name of Neferibreheb  Menphis Egypte  500 B.C. 

drawpaintprint:

La Dolorosa Pedro de Mena. Español (Granada 1628 - 1688 Málaga) Madera policromada Escultura barroca, escuela andaluza© Museo de San Joaquín y Santa Ana

drawpaintprint:

La Dolorosa
Pedro de Mena.
Español (Granada 1628 - 1688 Málaga)
Madera policromada
Escultura barroca, escuela andaluza
© Museo de San Joaquín y Santa Ana

(Source: stendartcityguides.com)

drawpaintprint:

Helmet, early 17th century
Turkish
Gilt copper alloy (Tombak)
Height, 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm) Weight, 2 lb. 8 oz. (1134 g)

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Limestone statuette of Anubis  From EES excavations at Saqqara  Late Period  circa 750 - 332 B.C.

Limestone statuette of Anubis  From EES excavations at Saqqara  Late Period  circa 750 - 332 B.C.

Tutankhamun tomb reconstruction as found by Howard Carter in 1922, based on photographs taken by Harry Burton

Tutankhamun tomb reconstruction as found by Howard Carter in 1922, based on photographs taken by Harry Burton

Gold death mask of Psusennes I  1047 – 1001 BCE  Discovered in 1940 by Pierre Montet

Gold death mask of Psusennes I  1047 – 1001 BCE  Discovered in 1940 by Pierre Montet

Statue of Amenhotep III  From Gebel Barkel  18th Dynasty

Statue of Amenhotep III  From Gebel Barkel  18th Dynasty

Four calcite canopic jar lids

Four calcite canopic jar lids