Mirror with Scylla, 4th - 2nd century B.C. Russia, Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum
The detail of a Samurai's helmet, 1560s, Japan
Gudea Vase--"On exhibit in the Louvre is a green libation vase, excavated from the ancient Mesopotamian city of Lagash. The inscription on it, from King Gudea of Lagash circa 2025 BC, is a dedication to Ningizzida. Also on the vase is an image of two entwined snakes on a rod. Some have dated the vase as far back as 4000 B.C. The rod is most likely to be Axis Mundi, the world tree, Yggdrasil, the tree of life. Ningizzida, a fertility god, was also known as 'Lord of the Tree of Life...."
From Lepenski Vir, in Serbia. People first settled here, on banks of Danube, because there was always plenty of fish to catch. 6000-5000 BC.
SACRED TREE WITH ATTENDANTS ON LID FROM STEATITE JAR. (Urartian, 8th Century B.C. Armenian Historical Museum, Erevan).
Stele carved with a stylized human face. South Arabian characteristics, alabaster, South Arabian peninsula circa 3rd-1st century BCE