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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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This textile was made between the 16th-17th centuries in Persia under the Safavid Empire. An intricate pattern shows characters from love poem written in the 12th century by Nizami. The princess Shirin rides out to meet her admirer Farhad. He can be…

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The marble stele of a youth and a little girl, consists of four major parts from top to bottom: the sphinx, the capital, the relief, and inscription. The relief is a carving of both a young man and what is assumed to be his sister. The inscription is…

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This Egyptian sculpture depicts the sun god Horus in falcon-form watching over the pharaoh Nectanebo II. The sculpture is made of Greywacke, a type of sandstone, is 72 cm tall and 20 cm wide, and was created during Nectanebo II’s rule, which lasted…

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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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Gilt terracotta statuette of a goat is a Mycenaean figure that showcases a moderately naturalistic goat. This small object is a three-dimensional sculpture in-the-round made from gilded terracotta. Because of its age the terracotta shows through in…

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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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The Statue of a Female Figure is a blue faience figurine of a woman from Middle Kingdom Egypt. The figure was found at the site of el-Lisht in the Memphite Region during an excavation executed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This site is one of…

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This statue represents a lion in a resting or seated position. It was carved out of reddish granite and was created sometime during the fourth or fifth dynasties of Ancient Egypt. It was excavated in 1891 near Herakleopolis Magna and was likely…

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This icon of the Koimesis is a rectangular ivory panel that depicts the Virgin Mary being taken to heaven. At the center of the icon, there is a Greek inscription (HKOIMHCIC) which reads “the Koimesis,” translated as “the falling asleep of the…
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