Samstag, 23. Juli 2011

British Museum


Ancient Egypt

Colossal bust of Pharaoh Ramesses II, about 1250 BC




Statue of Amenhotep I, 18 Dynasty, about 1510 BC


Colossal head of Amenhotep III around 1350 BC






Mexico

Aztec Double-Headed Serpent

Turquoise mosaic, Mexico, 15th-16th century AD

The serpent was a very important religious relic, symbolic of rebirth and renewal

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