On View: Vessel in Form of Bird's Body
During the Second Intermediate Period, Upper Egyptian potters produced highly unusual vessels in the form of plump birds with pointed, knobb...
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Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.
On View: Soul Container (Eraminhô)
Eraminhô are repositories for the souls of the dead. According to Bijagó beliefs, a person’s soul lives on after the body...
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