|Organization of the Images||Chronological Table|
on highlighted text to access thumbnail image page for each section.
Designated List Heading
|Designated List Section||Subsection|
|Ceramic||IA1 Common Vessels||Vases|
|IA2 Common Vessels||Bowls|
|IA3 Common Vessels||Dishes and Plates|
|IA4 Common Vessels||Jars|
|IB1 Special Forms||Spindle Whorls, Funerary Urns, Drums|
|IB2 Special Forms||Figurines|
|IB3 Special Forms||Whistles|
|IB4 Special Forms||Rattles (not illustrated)|
|IB5 Special Forms||Miniature Vessels|
|IB6 Special Forms||Stamps and Seals|
|IB7 Special Forms||Effigy Vessels|
|IB8 Special Forms||Incense Burners|
|IID Stelae, Ritual Objects, Architectural Elements|
|IIE Tools and Weapons|
|IIF Vessels and Containers|
|IIIB Figurines (not illustrated)|
|IIIC Masks (not illustrated)|
|IVC Natural Forms|
|Bone||VA Tools (not illustrated)|
The organization of the image collection follows that of the Designated List published in the Federal Register notice of October 3, 1997. Images of objects that illustrate each of the five major categories are provided above. Each Designated List Section has one or more pages of thumbnail images (4-15 thumbnails per page). Each thumbnail image on the thumbnail page is linked to an information page and a full size image of the artifact. The image database may also be searched by keyword.
The images presented here are selected examples only and do not illustrate comprehensively every category or type of object subject to importation restrictions. Refer to the Federal Register notices in the sidebar for the definitive list of archaeological artifacts subject to U.S. import restrictions. Any artifact accompanied by an export permit from its country of origin may enter the U.S. without restriction.
The images in the database were generously provided by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Institute of Anthropology and History and the G&T Foundation. The source of individual images is noted in the Photograph and Copyright fields on each artifact information page. For information on permitted use of the images, see the Copyright Statement .