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Roman Art
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Roman Art

The Romans controlled such a vast empire for so long a period that a summary of the art produced in that time can only be a brief and selective one. Perhaps, though, the greatest points of distinction for Roman art are its very diversity...
Sculpture of Xolotl, Mexico City
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Sculpture of Xolotl, Mexico City

Head of the Aztec god Xolotl. Collection of National Anthropological Museum, Mexico City.
Sculpture of Arsinoe II
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Sculpture of Arsinoe II

The image of the Egyptian queen Arsinoe (reigned 278-270 BCE) and wife of Ptolemy II (c. 285-246 BCE) is similar to that of the goddess Aphrodite. The form of the mouth, with a protruding upper lip indented in the middle, is an individual...
Parthenon
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Parthenon

The magnificent temple on the Acropolis of Athens, known as the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432 BCE in the Age of Pericles, and it was dedicated to the city's patron deity Athena Parthenos. The temple was constructed to house the...
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Phidias (?), Sculpture from the East Pediment of the Parthenon, c. 448-432 B.C.E

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=Ip6hmC2KIug Phidias (?), Sculpture from the East Pediment of the Parthenon, marble, c. 448-432 B.C.E. (British Museum, London) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker http://smarthistory.org/Sculpture-from-the-Parthenons-East-Pediment.html...
Hariti & Panchika Sculpture
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Hariti & Panchika Sculpture

This sculpture shows Panchika, the Buddhist god of wealth, and Hariti, a mother goddess. The prosperity they bring is symbolized by the piles of money being poured from bags at their feet. Schist sculpture, from Gandhara, modern-day Pakistan...
A Sculpture of Baba Yaga
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A Sculpture of Baba Yaga

A sculpture of Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga is a character from Slavic folklore who was said to be an evil spirit taking the form of the old woman. She was often portrayed as a caricaturally ugly person with a hooked nose and wrinkled face. The sculpture...
Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius,  c. 173-76 C.E.
Videoby Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, c. 173-76 C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=D4nK5uXuPXM Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, bronze, c. 173-76 C.E., (Capitoline Museums, Rome). View this work up close on the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/musei-capitolini/artwork/equestrian-statue-of-marcus-aurelius-unknown/392928/...
Buddha Sculpture in Ajanta
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Buddha Sculpture in Ajanta

A sculpture in Ajanta (between 2nd century BCE and 6th century CE) Cave 1 showcasing Buddha in dharma chakra pravartana mudra (preaching mode).
Progenitrix Sculpture, Lepenski Vir
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Progenitrix Sculpture, Lepenski Vir

Progenitrix (Serbian Cyrillic: Прародитељка) is a sculpture dating back from c. 6300 – c. 5900 BCE found at Lepenski Vir (Serbia). Today, it is the symbol of Lepenski Vir. (Lepenski Vir Museum)
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