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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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This artifact is the bottom of a bowl with depictions of a Torah Ark with a scroll inside, two menorahs, a shofar, and an etrog. The figures are made from gold, while the background is clear and translucent. Although the fragment is broken nearly in…

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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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An amphora is best described as a large Greek jar with two handles and a narrow neck. The images, designs, and inscriptions on the side of this piece are easy to point out. The vertical handles follow along the width of the amphora with a beading…

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Bronze portrait bust of a man is a bust depicting the head, collarbone and upper chest of an unknown young man. This sculpture is made of bronze and contains inlaid ivory eyes. This bust depicts many intricate details such as the subject’s…

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The Bronze Statue of an Aristocratic Boy is a well-preserved bronze statue from the Augustan Period, 27 B.C. — A.D. 14. Depicted is a life-sized boy about the age of thirteen standing on a pedestal. He is adorned in a Greek toga with his right arm…

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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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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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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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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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