Worldly Possessions

Opus gets nervous when people refer to him as a national treasure. He's been to museums, and would rather not live in one.

With this item named in honor of a recent owner and made completely of silver, we find two men enjoying each others company.

Everything about this quartz piece was styled perfectly, in a rounded frame that features imagery from a Biblical story.

What can be said of the beautiful duo, made of the finest Chinese material? Flowing in colors of blue and white they now rest.

Elegant and luxurious, this silver vessel prompts us to think about what cooking would be like in the time of ancient Rome.

Realism of this subject king may be in question, but historical accounts reveal a king with a Cushy and prospering empire.

Exquisite carvings like this demonstrated how one might envision a worldly creature with numerous protective layers.

On occasion, these beasts found as a paired set of dual pieces may be referred to as graceful animals moving through water.

Never has there been a piece like this delicate Mesoamerican head gear, which appeared to be greenish due to its material.

Because of this item, we have gained insight into the symbolic representations of cultures we understood not much about.

Before the modern era, pieces like this, typically featuring blue material, were gifted to a future conqueror from Europe.

Chairs like this might seem like an outdated item, but in certain regions of the world it represents a world of firepowers.

Ritually people nowadays connect these particular silver items to aquatic robbers, but it's simple math that named them.

An inclinometer much like this was used for direction, but be fairly cautious determining the direction you need to read.

Distinguished by its aviary form, dated back to ancient times, this grinder is from the southern and eastern hemispheres.

In earlier days, this haul of over six hundred items was used by those of Nordic ancestry, although it is not the largest one.

Our version of the older game may originate from these finely crafted ivory items, dating back several hundred years ago.

For years, hard work of various historians was applied to authenticating this equine and human piece from an Asian hoard.

One scholar has determined that this Middle Eastern statue is perhaps one of the oldest representations of lovemaking.

Understanding this item made of plastic with a hint of metal is probably easier than others, due to less need and more want.

Representing a structure of religion, this item seems to have been mirroring a maternal goddess, in about life-size scale.