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/r/ArtefactPorn is a community dedicated to posting the very best objects, from the very large to the very small, made or shaped by the mankind throughout history. These artefacts range from tools and works of arts to archaeological finds, and give us a better sense of life in various moments throughout history.

Artifact - something made or given shape by man, such as a tool or a work of art, especially an object of archaeological interest.

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For images of the heritage, art, relics and other remains of mankind.


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  • Include the name of the Artifact in the title.
  • Include the resolution in [brackets] in the title.
  • If an image contains human remains, please add the "Human Remains" flair and mark it as NSFW so the thumbnail does not show up
  • Only submit static images.
  • Videos, collections, interactive images/websites, and articles are not allowed.
  • Do not submit a shortened link using a URL shortener like tinyurl.
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    • Original source is allowed and preferred over the approved hosts. If your submission is not on the list of approved hosts, but it is an original source, please use the tag [OS] so your submission is not removed in error. If your image is rehosted from another approved host it will be removed.
    • If you took the photo yourself, you can signify this by using the tag [OC] (original content) and after 24 hours you will be given special flair. If you don't receive flair after a few days feel free to message the mods.
  • Regarding reposts: it is not a repost unless it was posted to /r/ArtefactPorn less than three months ago, or if it's already in the top100 of all time.
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    Wheelock pistols decorated with hunting scenes. Braunschweig, Germany, 1570 [3900x2900]

    1 Comment
    2024/06/28
    02:19 UTC

    3

    Bronze cauldron and platform with spoon. Hubei, China, 8th-6th century BC [1065x1059]

    0 Comments
    2024/06/28
    02:19 UTC

    24

    Les élégances Parisiennes : publication officielle des Industries francaises de la mode (1916 AD → 1917 AD) - France [2226x3000]

    2 Comments
    2024/06/27
    23:00 UTC

    76

    A case of amputation instruments including saws and knives, European, c. 1750-1800. [1532x1274]

    12 Comments
    2024/06/27
    21:11 UTC

    73

    Lyre Guitar (1795 AD → 1815 AD) - France [1580x1980]

    3 Comments
    2024/06/27
    17:00 UTC

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    The Treaty of Paris painting, depicting the end of the American Revolutionary War with Great Britain. It remains unfinished due to British representatives refusing to pose, 1783 [600x467]

    Benjamin West, 1783. Currently housed in Winterthur Museum, Library and Gardens in Winterthur, Delaware

    74 Comments
    2024/06/27
    16:55 UTC

    62

    The Sailacos Mosaic, found in La Alcudia, Spain, dated from 2-1 BC. Written in the Iberian language with Latin characters [3600x3121]

    0 Comments
    2024/06/27
    14:19 UTC

    89

    Illustrationa of Arms andArmour, Awadh (Oudh), Northern India, 18th Century CE.[1418×995]

    3 Comments
    2024/06/27
    13:22 UTC

    85

    Gold Zodiac type coin. Draped bust of Mughal emperor Jahangir on left drinking wine from goblet and lion before rising sun on the left. 1611 CE. On display at Allahabad Museum, Prayagraj, India.[1984×992]

    5 Comments
    2024/06/27
    11:00 UTC

    62

    Qur'an Manuscript (1826 AD → 1877 AD) - Turkey [1568x1138]

    3 Comments
    2024/06/27
    11:00 UTC

    397

    Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city on the slopes of a hill next to a river on the caravan trade route that crossed the Sahara from Marrakesh to Timbuktu. The buildings are grouped within a defensive wall with corner towers and a gate, made of rammed earth, adobe, clay bricks and wood [1920x1080] [OC]

    16 Comments
    2024/06/27
    09:57 UTC

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    Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisi) teeth from a necklace, 6820 (+/- 200) BP, excavated at Lake Nitchie, NSW, Australia, in 1970. It comprises 178 pierced, polished canine teeth. [2104 x 3000]

    2 Comments
    2024/06/27
    08:54 UTC

    93

    Beautifully decorated Roman wine cup with cameo. The walls of the glass vessel show either two different chariot drivers, or the same charioteer in two different shots during the race. Object dated to the 1st century CE. [1200x1501]

    0 Comments
    2024/06/27
    05:49 UTC

    44

    Folio from the "Blue Qur'an" (850 AD → 950 AD) - Tunisia [2500x1905]

    2 Comments
    2024/06/27
    05:00 UTC

    94

    Six murals of Brahma, Indra, and the Four Heavenly Kings, from Buseoksa Temple. Korea, Goryeo period, around 1377 [1840x1840]

    2 Comments
    2024/06/27
    03:24 UTC

    597

    A courtesan's wooden clogs (nimaiba geta), 24cm high. Japan, Meiji period, 19th century [3500x3500]

    17 Comments
    2024/06/27
    03:24 UTC

    36

    Gilt bronze sculpture of Buddha. China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century [1200x1050]

    1 Comment
    2024/06/27
    03:23 UTC

    408

    Kushan ring with portraits of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, a testimony to Indo-Roman relations. Solid gold ring, of typical Roman shape, fabricated rather than cast. Early 3rd century CE. [746x459]

    8 Comments
    2024/06/27
    03:01 UTC

    73

    Illuminated manuscript leaf from The Book of Hours. France ca. 1400. [1292 x 1080]

    4 Comments
    2024/06/26
    23:11 UTC

    84

    Covered jar (1670 AD → 1700 AD) - Mexico [2920x3894]

    4 Comments
    2024/06/26
    23:00 UTC

    282

    Blue and green silk dress, American, c. 1883-1885. [2668x3887]

    6 Comments
    2024/06/26
    22:50 UTC

    181

    16th century frescoes of Moldovița Monastery in Romania (4228x3171) [OC]

    6 Comments
    2024/06/26
    21:15 UTC

    115

    Crown Milano Covered Ewer (1887 AD → 1897 AD) - United States [2312x4000]

    2 Comments
    2024/06/26
    18:34 UTC

    72

    Harpsichord (1665 AD → 1675 AD) - Italy [1948x1141]

    2 Comments
    2024/06/26
    18:26 UTC

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    The Ardagh Chalice - the centrepiece of the Ardagh Hoard, believed to be from the 8th century. Found by two young boys in 1868, it is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin and is recognized as one of the greatest known and surviving works of Insular art. [3228x3083]

    28 Comments
    2024/06/26
    16:41 UTC

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    Cat and Mice go to war. Mirat-ul haqaiq Manuscript, 1717–27 CE, Mughal, India. By Itimad Ali Khan. Fraser Collection. Currently on display at Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.[1065×797]

    4 Comments
    2024/06/26
    13:24 UTC

    58

    Persian and Sanskrit inscription on the southern mihrab of Jama Mosque, Burhanpur, India. Built 1588 CE. [1890×1066]

    1 Comment
    2024/06/26
    13:19 UTC

    147

    Carousel horse by Marcus Charles Illions. American, ca. 1915. Carved and painted basswood and horsehair. The Jewish Museum collection [1400x1094]

    1 Comment
    2024/06/26
    13:13 UTC

    273

    Administrative cuneiform tablet from Sumer, Third Dynasty of Ur (c. 2150-2000 BC). A receipt for the purchase of animals. [1068 x 1080]

    14 Comments
    2024/06/26
    13:05 UTC

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    Dish Depicting Two Birds among Flowering Plants (1550 AD → 1615 AD) - Turkey [3500x3500]

    1 Comment
    2024/06/26
    13:00 UTC

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