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The marble portrait of the emperor Caracalla is a fragmentary bust, which is carved in the round, and portrays an adult male possibly in his mid-thirties. He has a round face that is accentuated by a thick muscular neck. His hair is short and has…

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Composite Elephant consists of nine female Hindu dancers, a Muslim ruler, and a woman riding with the ruler. The position of the four women making up the legs visually conveys a sense of motion, and the gestures of several of the figures, including…

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Cat Figurine is a small, compressed figure resembling a wildcat, painted with black spots, and mounted on a flat rectangular base. Crafted in faience, a popular medium in ancient Egypt, Cat Figurine has a brilliant turquoise hue, which is polished…

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The wall painting, Purifying and Mourning the Dead, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky, illustrates two separate funerals for two sculptors. The first funeral, to the right, is of the sculptor Ipuky. The second, to the left, is of another sculptor named…

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The Terracotta Nolan Amphora depicts two Greek soldiers killing a Persian soldier. On the front of the amphora, there is a Greek soldier in a strong, athletic position impaling the barbaric-looking Persian through the stomach while the Persian…

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This Scarab is a piece of Ancient Egyptian jewelry from the New Kingdom (Dynasty 18, early, ca. 1550–1479 B.C.). It is made out of Egyptian Blue. The rounded side is carved to represent a scarab beetle. The artist included a head and legs, but did…

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This golden Saber from the Ottoman Empire was worn to show the wealth, power, and greatness of the wielder. The blade, which is covered in gold, is overlaid in elaborate Arabic inscriptions, as calligraphy was a large part of Islamic art and culture.…

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The Mosque Lamp of Amir Qawsun is a transparent glass vessel approximately 18 inches tall and 10 inches in diameter at its widest point. As its contemporary name indicates, the vessel was designed as a lamp for use within the dark passageways of a…

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Bronze Diskos Thrower is a bronze-cast statuette from the Peloponnese, and dated to the beginning of the Classical period of Ancient Greece. It is significant to note that this is a statuette, not a statue, as it is only 9 5/8 inches tall. It…

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This object is a hollow-cast, bronze statuette of a dancer. It is from the Hellenistic period and was likely made in Alexandria. It is exemplary of Hellenistic statuary because of the highly exaggerated movements and the clear impact that the motions…
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