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11008433-1999_011_007_Ppa_ARC.tif
The sarcophagus (literally "flesh eater," so called because the lime in the marble dissolved the corpse over time) was an elaborate coffin. The tradition of stone sarcophagi can be traced to Egypt; it enters the Greco-Roman world in the fourth…

16758564-1994_004_521_Bpa_ARC.tif
This embroidered cloth is sometimes called "Kasai velvet" after the region of the Democratic Republic of Congo from which they originate and the cut-pile technique of their manufacture. The underlying raffia structure is woven by men on upright looms…

20521927-2015_048_002_Hpa_ARC.tif

11008454-1994_004_110_Gpa_ARC.tif
This figure, representing a British colonial officer, is not a mask but a puppet used by members of the Anang Ibibio men's Ekon drama society in Nigeria. Every seven years, a spectacular, multimedia Ekon performance took place in the village square…

16758875-2011_034_001_Hpa_ARC.tif
The ancient Egyptian elite used leonine elements in their furniture. This lion-headed capital was once part of a furniture leg in the form of the forepart of a lion. The tenon in the back once slipped into a mortise in the furniture leg. The stylized…

16758653-2004_044_009_Dpa_ARC.tif

11008387-1991_004_032_Cpa_ARC.tif

11007346-1990_011_277_Apa_ARC.tif

11007382-1992_015_088_Apa_ARC.tif

20521848-2003_032_001J_Fpa_ARC.tif
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