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Unified Silla Kingdom
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Unified Silla Kingdom

The Unified Silla Kingdom (668- 935 CE) was the first dynasty to rule over the whole of the Korean peninsula. After centuries of battles with the other states of the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BCE - 668 CE) Silla benefitted from the help of...
Hermes Ludovisi
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Hermes Ludovisi

Roman marble copy from the late 1st century CE - early 2nd century CE after a Greek original of 450-440 BCE (right hand restored). Possibly here as Hermes Psychopompos, leader of souls - the left hand beckons. Part of a monument in Athens...
Imagining the Amazons: Women Warriors in Greco-Roman Art
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Imagining the Amazons: Women Warriors in Greco-Roman Art

Amazon warriors frequently appeared in the art, literature, and mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The idea of a female warrior society existing on the fringes of civilization continues to capture the imagination of modern generations...
Belvedere Apollo
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Belvedere Apollo

The Belvedere Apollo statue considered to be a 2nd century CE copy of a bronze statue of the 4th century BCE by Leochares. The god would have once held a bow in his left hand. (The Vatican Museums, Rome).
Relief Sculpture of Surya in Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal
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Relief Sculpture of Surya in Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

Surya (sun) in his chariot as depicted in Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal. The temple is an Early Chalukyan (543 CE – 753 CE) creation and is built by Queen Loka Mahadevi.
Sculpture of an Indian Lion
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Sculpture of an Indian Lion

In India, the lion is known as the Lord of Beasts and has royal associations. This marble white panel is an architectural figure from the base of an Indian temple. From India, 11th century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)
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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...
The Arch of Titus, Rome
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The Arch of Titus, Rome

The Arch of Titus is a Roman Triumphal Arch which was erected by Domitian in c. 81 CE at the foot of the Palatine hill on the Via Sacra in the Forum Romanum, Rome. It commemorates the victories of his father Vespasian and brother Titus in...
Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius,  c. 173-76 C.E.
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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/...
The Great Sphinx of Giza
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most instantly recognizable statue associated with ancient Egypt and among the most famous in the world. The sculpture, of a recumbent lion with the head of an Egyptian king, was carved out of limestone on...
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