20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

If you think that old things, it's something artisanal and ugly, something very wrong. As for beauty, elegance and other aspects of the visual component, the craftsmen of the past will give odds to many of our contemporaries, using technological innovations.

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the pastOn the website Reddit has a section called ArtefactsPorn (everything is clear without translation), where users share photos of unique and very beautiful things that were created a long time ago, but still able to impress!

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

The sleeping cat. Ivory. Japan, XIX century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Incense burner in the shape of a praying mantis, Japan XVIII-XIX century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Disk with dragons, China, XIV century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Neighing horse. The Tang dynasty, China, VI-IX century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

The Golden gauntlet, armor of Henry II. France, 1550

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Bracelet gold, enamel and precious stones. India, XIX century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Helmets Vex. Scandinavian bronze age, 1100 — 900 years

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Helmet Carroll V Habsburg, created by Filippo Negroli. Milan, XVI century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

A Golden ring the priest Sitamun. Egypt, 26th dynasty, 664-525 years BC

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

The vessel is made of blue, white and yellow glass. Egypt, 18th dynasty, 1353-1336 years

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Teapot made of rock crystal with gold mounts. India (crystal) and Dresden, Germany (rim). 1700-1720 years

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

A strikingly beautiful axe, probably used for hunting. Sicily, Italy, XVI century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Gold ear plugs. Kenya, XIX century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

The statue of Death with a bow. Germany, 1520

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Gothic boxwood depicting the last judgment, Europe, XVI century

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Blue-and-gold armour of Maximilian II

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Gold bracelet found on the remains of a woman, Pompeii, first century ad

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Samurai helmet in the shape of an octopus. Japan, 1700 years

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

Sword of ivory, and steel. The Netherlands, second half of the XVII century. The upper part of the sword depicts the rescue of Andromeda by Perseus.

20 incredibly beautiful artifacts of the past

"My friend" revolver knuckle 22 caliber, patented in 1865, USA

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