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103. Anonymous. Fragment of a sheath, c. 6th-7th century. Wood, copper, gold, niello, and stainless steel, 30 x 8 cm. Musée de Cluny, Paris. Romanesque. 104. Anonymous. Signet ring, c. 6th-7th century. 1 cm. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Persian. 105. Anonymous. Pitcher, 7th century. Carnelian, height: 19 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Byzantine. 105 63 106 107 106. Anonymous. Lion and Gazelle, 724-743. Mosaic. Hisham’s Palace (Khirbat al-Mafjar), West Bank (Palestine). Eastern. 107. Anonymous.
Greek Antiquity. 48 48. Douris, 6th-5th century BCE, Greek. Memnon Pieta, c. 490-480 BCE. 7 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Greek Antiquity. 49 49. Anonymous. Red-haired Demon, c. 350 BCE. Red-figured kylix (bowl) from Vulci. Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, Vatican City. Etruscan Antiquity. 35 50 51 50. Anonymous. Mirror illustrating The Nursing of Hercules, c. 350 BCE. Bronze. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Florence. Etruscan Antiquity. 52 52. Anonymous. Mirror with eight protrusions, 206 BCE – 220 CE. Bronze, diameter: 21 cm.
Byzantine Antiquity. 72 72. Anonymous. Medal of Emperor Constantine the Great, 315. 4 cm. Staatliche Münzsammlung München, Munich. Romanesque. 71 71. Anonymous. Scipio’s shield, end of the 4th century or beginning of the 5th century. Silver, partially gilded, diameter: 71 cm. Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. Byzantine Antiquity. 73 73. Anonymous. Medal of Emperor Constantine the Great and the sun god, Sol, 313. Gold. Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.