Polychrome standing figure with raised hand. Mexico, Mixtec civilization, 1200-1500 AD
Polychrome terracotta mask of Silenus. Roman, 1st c BC. Lázaro Galdiano Museum collection, Madrid
A female Sumerian statue found at the Abu Temple in Tell Asmar from c. 2700 BCE.
Ceramic sculpture of a mythological figure in feathered costume. Ecuador, La Tolita culture, 100 BC-100 AD
Head of an elderly god with blue skin. Mexico, Maya civilization, Late Classic period, 600–909 AD
Comic mask [clay]. Greek, Roman period [1st c. BCE – 1st c. CE]. Louvre, nr. CA 1941
A Maya mosaic mask, made of wood and stones. Late Postclassic Period, 1200-1520 CE, now on display at the Dumbarton Oaks Museum in Washington, D.C.
A Maya mosaic mask from the Temple XVIII-A (250–450 CE). This mask is the earliest one discovered in an elite tomb in Palenque. Made of jadeite, albite, obsidian and shell. Now housed at the Palenque Site Museum “Alberto Ruz Lhuillier” in Mexico
A 3,000-year-old clay pig found in 2020 at the Lianhe Ruins in China. When it was discovered, the pottery has gone viral as it looks similar to the pigs in AngryBirds. Now housed at the Sanxingdui Museum
1,500-year-old Ceramic Maya Figurine with Removable Helmet, from El Perú-Waka’, Petén, Guatemala
Neo-Hittite King Suppiluliuma, 9th century AD, found at the site of Kinalua, the capital city of an Iron Age Neo-Hittite kingdom, Hatay Archaeology Museum, Antakya, Turkey
A dancer with a removable crocodile helmet from Mexico – Colima culture, 300 BC – 300 AD