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Belt set with dragon design Liao dynasty, 1018 or earlier From the tomb of the Princess of Chen and Xiao Shaoju Research Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Inner Mongolia

Belt set with dragon design, Liao Dynasty, 1018 AD or earlier, from the tomb of the Princess of Chen and Xiao Shaoju. Research Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Inner Mongolia.

Detail, Etruscan gold fibula, detail from the Regolini Galassi Tomb, Mid-7th Century BCE.

Etruscan gold Detail - Fibula (ancient brooch) from the Regolini Galassi Tomb, Century BCE Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy

Silk painting from a Liao dynasty tomb (click to see detail of the Go players)

For several years I have been collecting information relating to the early history of Chinese board games, which I have now decided to publi.

Chinese Liao Dynasty (916-1125 AD) terracotta Buddha plaque. A votive piece, from a temple or shrine. Depicts Buddha, seated cross-legged on a pedestal.

A votive piece, from a temple or shrine. Depicts Buddha, seated cross-legged on a pedestal.

Fresco from Liao Dynasy (907 - 1125 A.D.) tomb at Baoshan, Ar Horqin, Inner Mongolia, China

Pao-Shan Tomb Wall-Painting of Liao Dynasty (寳山遼墓壁畫:頌經圗) - Ян-гуйфэй — Википедия

Buddha-statue - Chinese Buddha Vairochana with the wisdom mudra: the right fist enclosing the index finger of the left.

CHINE Buddha Vairochana with the wisdom fist: the right fist enclosing the index finger of the left. A celestial Buddha important in Asia from the to C.

note the ears, which are typical

Tomb masks from the Kingdom of Qatay

Ming Dynasty tomb fragrance box.  A fragrance box with gold chain. It is decorated with lotus petal decorations and seven characters written in Sanskrit. The remaining gems include four sapphires, five rubies and one turquoise. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Chinese Cultural Relics)

Gold Treasures Discovered in Ming Dynasty Tomb (Photos)

A fragrance box (used for the same purpose as today's perfume and usually chained to men's waistband like a pendant) with a gold chain, decorated with lotus petal motif, Chinese characters and gems, unearthed from a Ming Dynasty - tomb.

Tang Dynasty. Painting of female musician. Ink and color on silk. Excavated from the tomb of Zhang Lichen at Astana in Turfan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum.

Tang Dynasty Painting of Female Musician -- Ink & color on silk -- Excavated from the tomb of Zhang Lichen at Astana in Turfan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Semiprecious stone plaque for an imperial robe excavated from the tomb of the 46th year of the reign of Ming dynasty Emperor Wanli (万历 or 萬曆), who was emperor of China's Ming dynasty from 1572 -1620.

Semiprecious stone plaque for an imperial robe excavated from the tomb of the year of the reign of Ming dynasty Emperor Wanli (万历 or 萬曆), who was emperor of China's Ming dynasty from 1572

Yuan Dynasty. Belt hook. Jade, with silk band. From  the tomb of Wang Maochang,  Zhangxian, Gansu Province.

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Etruscan antiquities in the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco.

Gold granulated and filigree decorative boss, Etruscan, from the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco.

Asian Chinese accessories urn/vase porcelain

Asian Chinese style Cent) monumental porcelain floor vase with orange, blue & white colors and floral decoration with scalloped top

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