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Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture
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Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture

Coping stone fragment depicting a scene from the Sasa Jataka, identified by the inscription at the top. Now housed at the Allahabad Museum, Allahabad, this narrative sculpture is about a story where the Bodhisattva is born as a rabbit and...
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"Whore Empress" Sculpture of Valeria Messalina

Modern marble sculpture (1884 CE) depicting Valeria Messalina, by Eugène Cyrille Brunet (1828–1921). Museum of Fine Arts, Rennes.
Etruscan 'Evening Shadow' Figure Sculpture
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Etruscan 'Evening Shadow' Figure Sculpture

The Etruscan bronze figure sculpture of a young boy known as the Ombre della Sera or 'Evening Shadow'. 3rd century BCE. Height: 57 cm. (Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, Volterra, Italy)
Khmer Feminine Divinity Sculpture
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Khmer Feminine Divinity Sculpture

This Khmer sandstone sculpture represents a Hindu goddess in the Baphuon style. It comes from Preah Vihear, Preah Vihear in Cambodia and dates from the 11th century CE. (Musée Guimet, Paris)
Ife Head Sculpture
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Ife Head Sculpture

A sculpture from Ife, capital of the kingdom of Ife (11-15th century CE) in what is today southern Nigeria. Painted plaster cast of a brass original. Height: 35.5 centimetres. 14th to early 15th century CE. (Brtish Museum, London)
Chinese Pig-Dragon Sculpture
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Chinese Pig-Dragon Sculpture

A Chinese pig-dragon sculpture. China, probably Yunnan Province, Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368 CE. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Pallava Sculpture, Kanchipuram
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Pallava Sculpture, Kanchipuram

Sculpture believed to depict a scene from 'Mathavilasa Prahasana' at Thantondreeswara Temple, Kanchipuram, India. 8th century CE.
Egyptian Baboon Sculpture
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Egyptian Baboon Sculpture

This ancient Egyptian sculpture made of basalt dates from the 13th century BCE and depicts a seated baboon. The baboon was associated with Thoth—the god of wisdom, science, and measurement. Baboons were thus often represented with water...
Djenne-Djenno Sculpture
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Djenne-Djenno Sculpture

A terracotta sculpture of a male figure from Djenne-Djenno, Mali. 13th century CE (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Chokwe Sculpture, Angola
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Chokwe Sculpture, Angola

A wooden Chokwe sculpture, Angola, 19th century. The figure is female, likely royal, and has been hollowed out for use as a container for snuff with the head as the stopper. (Brooklyn Museum, New York)
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