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11007474-1994_018_035b_Apa_ARC.tif

11008334-1988_004_002_Cpa_ARC.tif
Colored stones were used in antiquity not just for domestic vessels, but also for furniture and even architectural elements. Here, a gray-white marble with purple inclusions known as pavonazzetto has been employed for a table support. It takes the…

20521930-2016_008_002_Dpa_ARC.tif
Signed by the artist and numbered 41/90 in graphite on reverse.

11007897-1994_003_015_Fpa_ARC.tif
Epa headdress masks perform in biannual festivals held in Ekiti, Igbomina, and Ijesa communities of northern Yorubaland. During the Epa festival the history of a town is celebrated with the display of numerous masks. Each headdress is a memorial to…

23161063-2015_048_012_Dpa_ARC.tif

11007531-2002_001_058A_Dpa_ARC.tif

16759115-2015_004_003_Gpa_ARC.tif

11007471-2002_002_001_Epa_ARC.tif
Bridgman once explained the attraction that North Africa held for him, saying, "I was born in Alabama, and I have naturally followed the sunlight." He left America in 1866 to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris with the celebrated painter of…

16758652-1994_004_015_Fpa_ARC.tif
Hemba janus figures, or kabeja, consisting of a man and woman back to back may have been used in ancestor worship or fertility rituals, for protection, and as a symbol of power and prestige. The representation of the joined man and woman embodies the…

11008623-2014_012_002_Epa_ARC.tif
From the History of Noah
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