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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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This altarpiece is composed of intricate architectural patterns, expertly carved statuettes, and basse-taille enamel to create a sweet but powerful scene of the Virgin Mary and her infant son Jesus seated at a throne, guarded by angels and saints.…

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Polyphemus and Galatea in a Landscape, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase, painted in Boscotrecase, Italy by the Boscotrecase Painter during the first century BCE, is a prime example of a Roman wall painting of the Third Style. Its vibrant…

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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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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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From its depiction of rising minarets stretching over Istanbul to the imposing and clamorous march of the Ottoman army, this folio is a key entry into the visual record of its time. Set within a frame and painted on paper, the work cuts a striking…

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Taken from Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi’s illuminated manuscript entitled "a Mu’nis al-ahrar fi daqa’iq al-ash’ar (The Freeman’s Companion to the Subtleties of Poems)", this folio illustrates the moon’s path, tracing it as it travels…

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Ramesses III and Prince Amenherkhepeshef before Hathor is a facsimile of an ancient Egyptian tomb painting from the 20th Dynasty, created by Nina de Garies Davies in the 20th century. It depicts the 20th Dynasty’s most influential ruler, Ramesses…

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Christ Blessing is a painting of Christ in tempera on a rectangular wood panel tapered to a point. Christ is positioned at the center of the panel, clothed in an inner black garment geometrically outlined with curvilinear strokes of brown and a cloak…

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This icon of the Deesis is a Byzantine ivory relief sculpture which functions as a religious icon. It depicts Jesus Christ as the central figure, holding a Gospel book in his left hand as he stands on a footstool, surrounded by John the Baptist on…
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