Made from copper, the scabbard with images of Buddha and highly decorative relief bands to the top, the base of the hilt with a fierce creature to either side and horns down, with Japanese characters. The blade with swastika symbol and Japanese characters. The handle made of leather with a face.
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Near Eastern earring
Pairs of earrings: Lapis Lazuli inlays set in Clad Silver earrings. Comes in a shadow box
Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. Hieroglyphs and Egyptian symbols on the bottom including a goose. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found "True of Voice" and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. Rare.18th Dynasty.