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0122410
CHINA: WAR GOD.
Seated ivory figure of Kuan Ti, the Taoist god of war, who uses the head of a tiger as a footstool. Ming Dynasty, 15th century.
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0122953
CHINA: TOMB MODEL.
Earthenware tomb model of a structure with a moat. Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-220 A.D.
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0172902
NEW ZEALAND: MAORI FIGURE.
Carved wooden figure of a legendary ancestor, to be used as a house gable by the Maori tribe in New Zealand, 20th century.
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0128835
PORTER SCULPTURE PARK.
Porter Sculpture Park just off Interstate 90 in the South Dakota Drift Prairie, Montrose, South Dakota. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, September 2009.
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0233299
FINE ART.
Palaeolithic Age 'Venus of Willendorf' Female idol from the early Palaeolithic Age / Gravettian limestone found at Lower Austria Vienna - c. 25000 B.C. -.
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0217573
CULTURE.
Ancient Greece Scene from the Trojan War Interior of an attic red figure kylix (drinking cup) depicting Achilles Tending the Wounded Patrocles, from Vulci. Cup by the Sosias painter - exhibit at the 'Staatliche Museen', Berlin - around 500 B.C., high classical period.
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0168478
MEXICO: TEOTIHUACAN MAN.
Ceramic figure of a man standing under a dress with sea-shells below. From Teotihuacan, Mexico, 200 B.C. - 800 A.D.
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0122469
CHINA: LOHAN AND MONKEY.
Carved jade figure of a lohan and a monkey in a grotto. Ching Dynasty, late 17th century.
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0122464
CHINA: BRONZE DEMON.
Seated gilt bronze figure of a demon. Yuan Dynasty, 1280-1368.
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0122480
CHINA: ASCETIC BUDDHA.
Buddha Sakyamuni as an ascetic. Painted, lacquered, and gilded wood. Height: 11 3/4 in. Yuan Dynasty, 1280-1368.
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0184337
MALI: CERAMIC FIGURE.
Ceramic equestrian figure from the Inland Niger Delta region of Mali, 13th-15th century, on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
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0166805
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE
(c1122-1204). Queen of Louis VII of France and of Henry II of England. Stone tomb figure from the Abbey Church, Fontevrault, France. At right is King Henry II.
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0167885
NEOLITHIC PHALLUS FIGURE.
Clay figure of the Cucuteni culture representing a phallus, from Valeni-Neamt, northeastern Romania, 3000-2600 B.C.
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0117691
CHARTRES CATHEDRAL.
Figures from the royal portal, right side, Chartres Cathedral, France. Photograph, mid-20th century.
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0168421
MEXICO: SEATED FIGURE.
Polished slipped pottery sculpture of a seated figure. From Las Bocas, Puebla, Mexico, 1150-550 B.C.
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0122955
CHINA: TOMB MODEL.
Glazed earthenware tomb model of a watchtower with a moat at the base. Height: 47 in. Eastern Han, 25-220 A.D.
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0123365
CHINA: TOMB FIGURE.
Terracotta tomb figure of a prancing horse. T'ang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D.
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0122409
CHINA: TAOIST FIGURE.
Wood and ivory figure of a Taoist sage or deity. Southern Sung Dynasty, 1127-1279.
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0123274
CHINA: BODHISATTVA.
Glazed white porcelain figure of the bodhisattva Guanyin. Dehua ware, Fujian province. K'ang Hsi period, Ching Dynasty, 1661-1722.
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CHINA: TOMB FIGURE.
Glazed pottery funerary figure of a woman holding a child, Chinese, Tang dynasty, 8th century A.D. Height: 15 3/4 inches.
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0123366
CHINA: TOMB FIGURE.
Terracotta tomb figure of a prancing horse. Length: 17 1/2 in. T'ang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D.
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0122468
CHINA: LOHAN.
A lohan holding prayer beads in one hand, with the other raised in a preaching gesture. Marble. Height: 42 in. Jin Dynasty, northern China, 1180.
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0122945
CHINA: TOMB FIGURE.
Terracotta tomb figure of a camel driver seated on the back of a camel. Length: 8 2/3 in. Northern Wei, 4th-5th century A.D.
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0023893
VENUS OF WILLENDORF.
Late Paleolithic stone statuette, found in Austria, dating from about 24,000-22,000 B.C.
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0362935
DECORATIVE ARTS.
Piffero player, papier-mache nativity figurine, 1950-1970, church of Santa Maria in Via, Rome, Lazio, Italy.Full credit: De Agostini / S. Vannini / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0412587
ARCHAEOLOGY.
The dwarf Seneb Sentiotes with his wife and two children, sculptural group, painted limestone from Giza. Egyptian Civilisation, Old Kingdom, Dynasty IV-V. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All rights
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0122958
CHINA: TOMB FIGURES.
Earthenware tomb figures of armored warriors, poised for attack. Height: 14 in. Wei Dynasty, 386-557 A.D.
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0123376
CHINA: TOMB FIGURE.
Earthenware tomb figure of a lady making a stately step. T'ang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D.
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0167618
GALLO-ROMAN FIGURE.
Gallo-Roman terracotta figure of a mother goddess, from Toulon-sur-Allier, France, circa 1st-2nd century A.D.
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0103505
MAYAN ATHLETE, 700-900 A.D.
Ceramic figure of a Mayan ball player wearing a thick protective belt, gauntlets and leggings. From Jaina, Campeche, Mexico, 700-900 A.D. Height: 12.8 cm.
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0250055
MADURA, INDIA.
A view of the elaborate carvings of a gopura at Minaksi-Sundareshvara. Bourne And Shepherd.
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0257773
KATHMANDU, NEPAL.
A mass of people pose for an informal group portrait in Durbar Square. John-Claude White.
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0123371
CHINA: TOMB FIGURE.
Glazed white clay tomb figure of a servant. Height: 9 in. T'ang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D.
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0168428
MEXICO: HACHA.
Carved stone hacha in the form of a human head, from Veracruz, Mexico, c550-1150 A.D.
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0259881
ANCIENT NEAR EAST: STATUE.
Granite statue of a standing figure, from the Ancient Near East.
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0122559
CHINA: WOODEN FIGURE.
Miniature carving of a philosopher seated beside a creek in a landscape with overhanging cliffs. Bamboo root. Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century.
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0163885
BOOK DISPLAY, 1905.
Close-up of an arrangement of books with elaborate covers with flowers and a small statue. The book covers are by Walter Dunn, publisher, and the books are a series by Guy de Maupassant.
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0166193
GEORGE BORGFELDT & CO.
Interior of the George Borgfeldt & Company store, with shelves and tables full of items including clocks, frames, lamps and figurines. New York City, photograph, 1904.
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0123168
CHINA: STONEWARE FIGURE.
Glazed stoneware figure of a duck. I-hsing ware, Kiangsu province. Length: 6 1/2 in. K'ang Hsi period, Ching Dynasty, 1661-1722.
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GOTHIC FIGURES, c1230.
The Tempter seducing one of the foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). Gothic column figures from the south west portal of Strasbourg Cathedral in France, c1230.
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