Ruby eyes

by Em Gregory June. 19, 2019 277 views

#metropolitanmuseumofart #rubies

Statuette of Standing Nude Goddess

1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.

Alabaster, gold, stucco, rubies, bitumen

"The eyes and navel are very early examples of rubies in the Middle East and probably came from Myanmar, attesting to Mesopotamia's links with Indian Ocean trade." The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East Exhibition June 2019

#alabaster #gold #venus #aphrodite #goddess #mesopotamia #indianocean #ruby #crystal #gem #jewel #ancient #myanmar #statue #statuette

#sculpture #ancientart #ishtar #parthian #middleeast

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 11 months ago

where the snake or snakes near her?

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