length strength texture flow style expression
Chinese smokey quartz sunglasses, 12th century
A Collar of Princess Khnumit; gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, turquoise; Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, ca. 1929-1897 BC
Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, Set of peridot jewels, 1816
Ancient Roman intaglio depicting Cupid holding a sword. Carnelian and gold
Scarab with Prometheus creating man Roman Republican Period about 100 B.C.
Hellenistic Greek, ca. 200 B.C. These imposing serpentine armbands represent two tritons, male and female, each holding a small winged Eros.
Earflare with a Winged Messenger, 8 cm/3 ¼ inch in diameter Moche culture, Peru, 3rd–7th century
Woman’s kimono (furisode) with plank bridges, irises, and swallows. Made in Japan, late 18th-early 19th century
Pair of gold hoop earrings with Eros riding doves Greek, 3rd century B.C.
Greek earrings, 6th century B.C.
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