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Goa Stone and Gold Case. Object Name: Goa stone and container. Date: late 17th–early 18th century. Geography: India, Goa. Medium: Container: gold; pierced, repoussé, with cast legs and finials Goa stone: compound of organic and inorganic materials.

Goa stones, named for the place where they were manufactured by Jesuits in the late seventeenth century, were manmade versions of bezoars (gallstones from ruminants). Both types were used for their medicinal and talismanic powers.

Goa Stone and Gold Case  Object Name:     Goa stone and container Date:     late 17th–early 18th century Geography:     India, Goa Medium:     Container: gold; pierced, repoussé, with cast legs and finials Goa stone: compound of organic and inorganic materials Dimensions:     Goa stone: Diam. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm) container: H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Diam. 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm) Classification:     Metal

Goa Stone and Gold Case, late century, from Goa (India), Metropolitan Museum of Art. (The Goa Stone inside this elaborate case is a synthetic bezoar)

Bezoar, as stone like rock that is from a goats stomach, it is used as an antidote for most potions

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The Avar Treasure; 7th c (bucket) - 8th c CE; Avar or Byzantine; Found: Vrap, Albania; Medium: gold and silver

The Avar Treasure; c (bucket) - c CE; Avar or Byzantine; Found: Vrap, Albania; Medium: gold and silver

A SILVER MANGO-SHAPED BOX  INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

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Spherical Astrolabe, by Musa, Eastern Islamic, 1480/81  Why is this not available in jewelry-sized modern replica? C'mon Alchemy Gothic, get on it!

Spherical Astrolabe, by Musa, Eastern Islamic, Why is this not available in jewelry-sized modern replica? C'mon Alchemy Gothic, get on it!

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Śankh, Date: century Geography: Kerala State, India Culture: Indian Medium: Shell (Turbinella pyrum), brass, wax

Astronomical compendium, Augsburg, Germany, 1592 - National Maritime Museum

Astronomical compendium, Augsburg, Germany, 1592 - National Maritime Museum

Box Date: 19th century Geography: India Culture: Islamic Medium: Silver Dimensions: H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) L. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) W. 3 1/2 in....

Box Date: century Geography: India Culture: Islamic Medium: Silver Dimensions: H. cm) Classification: Metal Credit Line: John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1915 Accession Number:

Incense Burner in the Shape of a Rooster | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868)

Incense Burner in the Shape of a Rooster Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan Medium: Copper alloy with enamels, gilding, and silvering

Very Rare Art Deco Tellurium, Planetarium 8 Inches Terrestrial  Illinois, Usa  1930

Very Rare Art Deco Tellurium, Planetarium 8 Inches Terrestrial

Very Rare Art Deco Tellurium, Planetarium 8 Inches Terrestrial Illinois, Usa 1930

Indonesia ~ Sumatra, Riau, Dumai | Portable royal betelnut set (chelpa); 18k gold, diamond | 19th century | Set consists of a larger box to hold the nut of the pinang palm, and a smaller box for slaked lime. ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 52

century Indonesian portable royal betelnut set, or "chelpa. "Set consists of a larger box to hold the nut of the pinang palm and a smaller box for slaked lime.

Polyhedral sundial. This sundial is supposed to have been made for Cardinal…

Polyhedral sundial made for Cardinal Wolsey (bearing his arms, the arms of York Minster and two representations of a cardinal’s hat), almost certainly by Nicolaus Kratzer although the dial is unsigned.

Rowel Spur    Date:      about 1400  Culture:      French or Spanish, Catalonia  Medium:      Copper, enameled and gilt  Dimensions:      L. 7 1/4 in. (18.42 cm)  Classification:      Equestrian Equipment  Credit Line:      Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913  Accession Number:      14.25.1737

Rowel Spur Date: ca. 1400 Geography: Catalonia Culture: French or Spanish, Catalonia Medium: Copper alloy, enamel, gold Dimensions: L. of neck, 3 in. of rowel 2 in.

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