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A Spanish gold and enamel horse pendant, circa 1600. The saddled horse, that once had a figure of Cupid sitting on its saddle, is set with rubies on one side, on the other with emeralds and hung with pearls. There is a charming detail in its making: the raised leg is hinged so that when moved, the horse appears to be pawing the air. Height 8.3cm, depth 4.2cm.

A Spanish gold and enamel horse pendant, circa 1600. The saddled horse, that once had a figure of Cupid sitting on its saddle, is set with rubies on one side, on the other with emeralds and hung with pearls. There is a charming detail in its making: the raised leg is hinged so that when moved, the horse appears to be pawing the air. Height 8.3cm, depth 4.2cm.

Copper-gilt, cabochons, porphyry German book cover, 19th or early 20th century (mid-13th century style), depicting the Virgin and Child and the Four Living Creatures, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Accession Number: 17.190.405

Copper-gilt, cabochons, porphyry German book cover, 19th or early 20th century (mid-13th century style), depicting the Virgin and Child and the Four Living Creatures, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Accession Number: 17.190.405

Armenian gospels, 1262, with metal elements over leather http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_binding

Armenian gospels, 1262, with metal elements over leather http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_binding

Antique Armenian Silver Crosses Are Being Hidden in the Archeology Museum of Istanbul

Antique Armenian Silver Crosses Are Being Hidden in the Archeology Museum of Istanbul

From a garden gate...

From a garden gate...

Doorpost with grapevine emerging from a chalice, Egypt, 6th-7th cent; limestone,

Doorpost with grapevine emerging from a chalice, Egypt, 6th-7th cent; limestone,

Metropolitan Museum, New-York : Byzantine stele from Egypt, VI°-IX° century, with Coptic inscription: Pliny the Doctor. Note the Ankh below - ancient symbol of eternal life.

Metropolitan Museum, New-York : Byzantine stele from Egypt, VI°-IX° century, with Coptic inscription: Pliny the Doctor. Note the Ankh below - ancient symbol of eternal life.

♔ Ankh ~ Symbol of Eternal life

♔ Ankh ~ Symbol of Eternal life

Egyptian Amulet in the shape of an ankh, 2nd-1st BC. eternal life

Egyptian Amulet in the shape of an ankh, 2nd-1st BC. eternal life

The Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life indicating the bearer had the power to give life or take it away from lesser mortals. Only Kings, Queens, and Gods could carry this symbol.

The Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life indicating the bearer had the power to give life or take it away from lesser mortals. Only Kings, Queens, and Gods could carry this symbol.