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This mold-blown hexagonal pilgrim's jar is covered with different Jewish relief images on all sides. These images include the menorah (candelabrum), shofar (ram's horn), incense shovel, and lulav (palm branch). The jar's purpose might have been to…

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The Tile from a Mihrab is a pentagonal tile that was used in a mosque to indicate the direction of Mecca, the focus of Muslim prayers. A mihrab is a niche in the wall (the qibla) of the mosque that is closest to Mecca. The design and shape of the…

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This object is a Carolingian situla carved from a section of hollowed-out elephant tusk. The situla has an upward taper and is topped with a collapsible handle made from gilded copper alloy. Around the situla, nine panels depicting biblical stories…

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My object is an ivory panel carved in low relief on one side. It depicts a scene from the Bible where Jesus is entering the city of Jerusalem. He is riding a donkey in the center of the piece and is greeted by many people who have laid down their…

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This Anglo-Saxon disk brooch is made of two principal parts. The back-plate is silver gilt, and the front plate is gold. The front consists of a cloisonné disc with 4 triangular settings. Bands of filigree decorate the interstices of the brooch. The…

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Discovered in 1889 in Campagna, Marble Sarcophagus with garlands and the myth of Theseus and Ariadne depicts mythological imagery while helping to exude the character of whomever was laid to rest inside. Made of Luni and Pentelic marble, the…

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The Medallion with Saint George From an Icon Frame is part of a larger set of twelve medallions originally intended to lay in the frame of an icon of the Archangel Gabriel. The medallion is gold with a bust image of Saint George in the center. To…

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Marble portrait of the Empress Faustina the Younger, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius is a naturalistic, in the round, Roman marble sculpture. Through the use of fine detail, facial symmetry, and contrapposto, the portrait evokes the beauty of…

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This Terracotta Medallion was once part of a vase. It features a relief image of a quadriga, a two-wheeled chariot pulled by four horses and driven by a charioteer. The victory of the charioteer is both announced by an inscription above the relief,…

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The Presentation in the Temple is a religious, rectangular, narrative icon from the late Byzantine Period that depicts the purification of the Virgin Mary and the circumcision of Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem. In this scene, based on the passage…
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