didoofcarthage
archaicwonder:

Greek Gold Wreath of Oak Leaves and Flowers, possibly from Attica, Greece, late 2nd - early 1st century BC
In ancient Greece,  oak leaves symbolized wisdom, and were associated with Zeus, who according to Greek mythology made his decisions while resting in an oak grove.
Gold wreaths such as this one derive their form from wreaths of real leaves worn in religious ceremonies or given as prizes in athletic and artistic contests. Because of their fragility, gold wreaths were probably not meant to be worn. They were dedicated to the gods in sanctuaries and placed in graves as funerary offerings. Although known in earlier periods, gold wreaths became much more frequent in the Hellenistic age, probably due in large part to the greatly increased availability of gold in the Greek world following the eastern conquests of Alexander the Great.

archaicwonder:

Greek Gold Wreath of Oak Leaves and Flowers, possibly from Attica, Greece, late 2nd - early 1st century BC

In ancient Greece,  oak leaves symbolized wisdom, and were associated with Zeus, who according to Greek mythology made his decisions while resting in an oak grove.

Gold wreaths such as this one derive their form from wreaths of real leaves worn in religious ceremonies or given as prizes in athletic and artistic contests. Because of their fragility, gold wreaths were probably not meant to be worn. They were dedicated to the gods in sanctuaries and placed in graves as funerary offerings. Although known in earlier periods, gold wreaths became much more frequent in the Hellenistic age, probably due in large part to the greatly increased availability of gold in the Greek world following the eastern conquests of Alexander the Great.

zomganthro
ancientpeoples:

Leather fragment of erotic scene 
This fragment is special for two reasons; 1. the colour is still mostly present and (besides the obvious tearing) there is very little damage. 2. is the scene that is being depicted. It is a scene in which music is made by a priestess while a naked male dancer is performing a rite. Because this piece was found near the temple of Hathor at Deir el Bahari, we may assume that this piece was intended for the goddess Hathor, the goddess of fertility. 
Found at Thebes, Upper Egypt, during the clearance of tomb MMA 815. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Ahmose or Hatsepsut, 1550 - 1458 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Leather fragment of erotic scene 

This fragment is special for two reasons; 1. the colour is still mostly present and (besides the obvious tearing) there is very little damage. 2. is the scene that is being depicted. It is a scene in which music is made by a priestess while a naked male dancer is performing a rite. Because this piece was found near the temple of Hathor at Deir el Bahari, we may assume that this piece was intended for the goddess Hathor, the goddess of fertility. 

Found at Thebes, Upper Egypt, during the clearance of tomb MMA 815. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Ahmose or Hatsepsut, 1550 - 1458 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum