virtual-artifacts:

 Gazelle, Egypt. c1390–1353 B.C.E. This delicate ivory gazelle stands on a wooden pedestal with inlaid decoration depicting plants that allude to the animal’s semi-desert habitat. The ears have broken off and the horns, probably of another material, are missing.

virtual-artifacts:

 Gazelle, Egypt. c1390–1353 B.C.E. This delicate ivory gazelle stands on a wooden pedestal with inlaid decoration depicting plants that allude to the animal’s semi-desert habitat. The ears have broken off and the horns, probably of another material, are missing.

Lusterware Star Tile. Two Spotted Dogs with Calligraphy Border. Lusterware, a type of ceramic named after lustrous, glinting finish that was achieved by a particular kind of glaze. The town of Kashan gave its name to the Persian word for tile; kashi. It was one of the principal and most famous centers for the production of fine pottery and tiles between the 12th and 14th centuries. Location: Kashan, Iran | Circa Date: 13th Century | Dimensions: 8.25” x 8.5” x .5”.

Lusterware Star Tile. Two Spotted Dogs with Calligraphy Border. Lusterware, a type of ceramic named after lustrous, glinting finish that was achieved by a particular kind of glaze. The town of Kashan gave its name to the Persian word for tile; kashi. It was one of the principal and most famous centers for the production of fine pottery and tiles between the 12th and 14th centuries. Location: Kashan, Iran | Circa Date: 13th Century | Dimensions: 8.25” x 8.5” x .5”.

virtual-artifacts:

The Crucifixion with Symbols of the Evangelists. Champlevé and cloisonné enamel on gilded copper. French ca. 1100. Metropolitan Museum of Art 17.190.426–.429. “The monkgoldsmiths have here superimposed copper plaques, the lower one set with cloisons (wires) that define features and drapery, and the upper one cut to define the silhouettes of the figures and the cross.”

virtual-artifacts:

The Crucifixion with Symbols of the Evangelists. Champlevé and cloisonné enamel on gilded copper. French ca. 1100. Metropolitan Museum of Art 17.190.426–.429. “The monkgoldsmiths have here superimposed copper plaques, the lower one set with cloisons (wires) that define features and drapery, and the upper one cut to define the silhouettes of the figures and the cross.”

Incense burner stand depicting the Jaguar God of the Underworld On his nightly journey through the Underworld, the Sun God, K’inish Ajaw, transforms into the Jaguar God of the Underworld. His daily trip to the Underworld mirrored those taken by the deceased. This vessel depicts three figures from top to bottom: a seated ruler or priest dressed as the Jaguar God; a similarly garbed noble emerging from the head and a serpent; and the head of a jaguar.

Incense burner stand depicting the Jaguar God of the Underworld On his nightly journey through the Underworld, the Sun God, K’inish Ajaw, transforms into the Jaguar God of the Underworld. His daily trip to the Underworld mirrored those taken by the deceased. This vessel depicts three figures from top to bottom: a seated ruler or priest dressed as the Jaguar God; a similarly garbed noble emerging from the head and a serpent; and the head of a jaguar.

Double Whistle Period: Pre-Columbian Date: 7th–9th century Geography: Mexico Culture: Mayan Medium: Pottery, paint Dimensions: H.: 21.6 cm (8-1/2 in); Diam. 12.7 cm (5 in.) Classification: Aerophone-Whistle Flute

Double Whistle Period: Pre-Columbian Date: 7th–9th century Geography: Mexico Culture: Mayan Medium: Pottery, paint Dimensions: H.: 21.6 cm (8-1/2 in); Diam. 12.7 cm (5 in.) Classification: Aerophone-Whistle Flute

Rain God Mask, 13th–14th century. Mexico, Mesoamerica. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1062) | This mask, carved from a light green serpentine, depicts the rain god Tlaloc with the characteristic ringed eyes, prominent teeth, and a mouth with an upper lip-moustache that curls on each side. He also wears a nose bar in the nasal septum.

Rain God Mask, 13th–14th century. Mexico, Mesoamerica. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1062) | This mask, carved from a light green serpentine, depicts the rain god Tlaloc with the characteristic ringed eyes, prominent teeth, and a mouth with an upper lip-moustache that curls on each side. He also wears a nose bar in the nasal septum.