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16758836-2011_031_001_Fpa_ARC.tif

16758806-1986_015_Epa_ARC.tif

11008614-2014_018_031_Cpa_ARC.tif

11008547-1991_004_137_Apa_ARC.tif

11008180-2004_055_001_Epa_ARC.tif
Starkly isolated against a background without any subsidiary ornament, a bird hovers beside a foliate spray. The freshness and the pictorial character of the painting seem a deliberate reaction against aesthetic traditions that promoted patternwork.…

16758474-1994_004_538_Dpa_ARC.tif

16759148-2006_051_001_Jpa_ARC.tif

11007907-1994_006_001_Epa_ARC.tif
Signed on base, "Tonita"

11008019-1992_015_176_Bpa_ARC.tif
The ancient Maya believed, like most indigenous Amerindians, that shamans had animal selves into which they could change during rituals. This incense burner illustrates this concept of the "way" (pronounced "why"), variously called the animal spirit…

11008313-1998_008_ADpa_ARC.tif
A defining feature of the culture of ancient Greece was the symposion. After dinner, a group of men would recline on couches arranged on three sides around a room (triklinion). As they drank wine mixed with water, they might perform religious…
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