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Egyptian Revival  Scarab BroochLate 19th Century, French. Gold and lapis lazuli.

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Fresco with Mount Vesuvius behind Bacchus and Agathodaimon, as seen in Pompeii's House of the Centenary (Casa del Centenario)

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Throne, Roman, late 1st century A.D. “This object was not intended to have a practical function but rather was created for a ceremonial or symbolic purpose. The motif of the empty throne would come to symbolize a deity or a departed hero. The presence of the snake suggests that this one was dedicated to Apollo, who killed the dragon called Python, often depicted as a serpent. Cloth is draped over the seat in the same way that Greek and Roman chairs are depicted in vase- and…

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Nüwa, the Serpent Goddess

Nüwa was a serpent deity from ancient Chinese mythology. Sometimes she is pictured as a gorgeous woman, other times she is shown possessing a woman’s head but the body of a powerful snake. Nüwa was the creator of humankind and remained a powerful benefactor to people and all living creatures (many of which were also her handiwork).

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Chac Mool in front of the entrance to the Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza in central Yucatan, Mexico.

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Peru, North Highlands, Chavín de Huantar(?) | Nose Ornament, Chavín style | Cast Gold | ca. 500 - 200 BC

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