Bird stones are prehistoric, abstractstone carvings made by Native Americans. The artifacts were a common inclusion in graves and thought to have ceremonial importance. They are noted for their distinctive simplicity and beauty. The exact purpose of these artifacts is not known, but most have a small hole drilled at the base of the neck and another at the aft end, presumably for mounting. Some theories suggest they were part of an atlatl (a short rod to hurl spears), in addition to their…
Low Dog was one of the fighting chiefs of the Sioux at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Notched bone - Late Upper Palaeolithic, around 12,000 years old. From Church Hole Cave, Nottinghamshire, England
Peter the Great's death mask.
Russia. 17th-18th century. Copper alloy dagger fitting, band with cable border and enamel floral design.