header print

23 Immaculately Preserved Antique Artifacts

 Many, if not most, ancient artifacts are really showing their age. A crack here and there, fading colors, and missing parts are all too common findings in antiques, which sadly leaves a lot to the viewer's imagination. This cannot be said about the immaculately preserved relics we’re about to share with you. All 23 of them are in mint condition! So if you always really wanted to see what 2 thousand-year-old earrings, bracelets, glass jars, and other items looked like in detail, you will really enjoy looking through these pictures!
1. Here is a beautiful 16th-century Nautilus cup made from a shell and decorated with gold from The Netherlands.
Well Preserved Antique Artifacts Nautilus cup 

2. This set of gold earrings was made in Ancient Greece around 300 BC, and they're still immaculate!

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts gold earrings

3. Maximilian I, the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, ordered his servants to create gold and silver armor as a present for his 12-year-old grandson in 1512. Unfortunately, it was never worn, as by the time it was finished, the boy grew out of the armor.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts gold and silver armor
 

4. This is a bronze cat statuette from circa 332-30 BC. Ancient Egyptians believed that mummifying their pets would ensure that they are reunited in the afterlife.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts bronze cat statuette

5. This ancient Egyptian cosmetic spoon was made circa 1390-1352 BC. It depicts a swimming woman. The antelope-shaped lid of the spoon could be opened to retrieve the cosmetics stored inside.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts ancient Egyptian cosmetic spoon

6. The bed of King Louis XIV, the Sun King

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts The bed of King Louis XIV, the Sun King
 

7. The Unicorn Rests in a Garden is a 15th-century tapestry from France-the Netherlands

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts The Unicorn Rests in a Garden 

8. This cute rooster statue is actually a Chinese incense burner from the 18th century.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts Chinese incense burner

9. This 19th-century ivory fan from China is pure perfection!

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts 19th-century ivory fan from China
 

10. A headdress made of silver, turquoise, and carnelian, likely from Iran, (circa 19th- early 20th century). Turkmen women would wear headdresses like these before they were married.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts headdress

11. Behold, Napoleon’s toothbrush

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts Napoleon’s toothbrush

12. This cat-shaped drinking horn dates back to the 1st century BC.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts cat-shaped drinking horn

13. Veiled Lady by Raffaelo Monti (19th century, marble statue)

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts Veiled Lady by Raffaelo Monti

14. This is a 14th-century aquamanile that shows Samson fighting a lion. Aquamaniles are vessels made for hand-washing.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts 14th-century aquamanile that shows Samson fighting a lion

15. A 7th-century ewer with a cat-shaped handle and a mouth that looks like two birds

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts 7th-century ewer

16. This gold bracelet from Byzantium is more than 1,600 years old!

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts gold bracelet from Byzantium

17. This Indian mortar is shaped like a tiger, and it dates back to the 18th century.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts  Indian mortar

18. A pair of perfectly preserved ear ornaments created by the Moche culture of Peru between 400-700 AD.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts ear ornaments created by the Moche culture of Peru

19. A silver tea set, complete with a kettle, burner, table, and a removable tabletop (18th century).

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts silver tea set

20. Prior to the invention of buttons, pins like these called fibulae were used to fasten clothes. These specific items are from the 6th century (top) and 250-200 BC (bottom).

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts fibulae

21. Here's an Ancient Greek gold armband from the 2-3 century BC. In the middle, it features a Herakles knot, which was said to bring luck and have wound-healing powers.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts Ancient Greek gold armband

22. Believe it or not, this blue glass jar is from Ancient Rome, and it's about 2 thousand years old!

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts blue glass jar from Ancient Rome

23. This wooden sculpture of an Egyptian priest was made 4,500 years ago. The lifelike eyes of the sculpture were made of rock crystal and copper.

Well Preserved Antique Artifacts sculpture of an Egyptian priest
Source of all images: Acidcow
Share these well-preserved antiques with the history buffs you know!
Next Post
Sign Up for Free Daily Posts!
Did you mean:
By clicking "Join", you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy
Sign Up for Free Daily Posts!