The Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul exhibit just arrived in D.C. at the National Gallery of Art. In its honor, here are two pieces from the exhibit. I don't have info about the top one, unfortunately, but isn't it gorgeous?
One of a pair of pendants showing the Dragon Master, Tillya Tepe, Tomb II
Second quarter of the 1st century AD
Made of gold, turquoise, garnet, lapis lazuli, carnelian and pearls
Photo © Thierry Ollivier/Musée Guimet