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    • Locust, Pewee Valley, Kentucky.

    • Locust, Pewee Valley, Kentucky.

    • Estates; Dwellings; Houses; Historic buildings

    • Locust, an actual estate in Pewee Valley, Kentucky was the fictional home of both the Old Colonel and the title character in the Little Colonel book series written by Annie Fellows Johnston. Main sections of the house are believed to have been...
    • Antiphonary, France, 15th century, fragment.

    • Antiphonary, France, 15th century, fragment.

    • Antiphonaries--Illustrations; Gregorian chants--Illustrations; Music--Manuscripts--France; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval

    • Leaf from a fifteenth century French antiphonary, representing a segment of text related to the Feast of the Crown of Thorns. Also called an antiphonal or antiphoner, an antiphonary collects portions of psalms and hymns sung during liturgies or...
    • Nero as a child, front view.

    • Nero as a child, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Children; Youth; Boys; Clothing & dress; Jewelry; Pendants (Jewelry); Hairstyles; Gestures

    • The Louvre portrait is of a "young boy wearing a toga praetexta (a purple-bordered toga) and bulla (ornament worn around a child's neck). […] Comparisons with coins bearing the image of Britannicus exclude the possibility that this is a...
    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Collages; Mixed media; Chairs; Furniture; Seating furniture; Wicker furniture; Textures; Ropes; Borders (Ornament areas)

    • Oil and pasted oilcloth on canvas, surrounded with rope; "Eager to recover other aspects of reality - positive color and texture, for instance - and increase the legibility of his pictures, without resorting to the outmoded conventions of...
    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Death & burial; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Memorial works; Inscriptions; Human life cycle; Childhood & youth; Domestic life; Child rearing; Breast feeding; Feeding; Lifting & carrying; Riding;...

    • "[…] this child's sarcophagus has been reassembled from many fragments. The front panel is, however, in fairly good condition, with a few missing pieces reconstructed from Carrara marble. […] This sarcophagus is among the earliest of the...
    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Seascapes; Landscapes (Representations); Rites & ceremonies; Harbors; Bodies of water; Ships; Boats; Sailing ships; Galleys (Ships); Vessels; Sailing; Gondolas; Rowboats; Vehicles; Railroad...

    • "Although resident in America, Morley was the first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984. Funded by the 'Patrons of New Art' affiliated to London's Tate Gallery, this prize was subsequently awarded annually for 'outstanding contributions' to...
    • Fountain (Urinal).

    • Fountain (Urinal).

    • Sculpture; Plumbing fixtures; Fountains; Men; Bodily functions; Urination

    • "Duchamp's most outrageous Ready-Made was a urinal that he submitted as a sculpture to a New York exhibition mounted by the Society of Independent Artists in 1917. He turned it upside down, signed it 'R. Mutt' and called it a Fountain. The...
    • Palace of Shapur I, Ctesiphon, Iraq, iwan, exterior view.

    • Palace of Shapur I, Ctesiphon, Iraq, iwan, exterior view.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Castles & palaces; Houses; Residential facilities; Dwellings; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Facades; Architectural elements; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Walls; Arcades (Architectural components); Arches;...

    • "The son and successor of Artaxerxes, Shapur I (r. 241-272), succeeded in further extending Sasanian territory. He also erected a great palace at Ctesiphon, the capital his father had established near modern Baghdad in Iraq. The central...
    • Khafre, three-quarter view, left side.

    • Khafre, three-quarter view, left side.

    • Sculpture; Men; Kings; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Muscles; Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Cobras; Snakes; Reptiles; Beards; Thrones; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Sitting; Bas-reliefs; Plants;...

    • From Gizeh, Egypt, Dynasty IV. "The seated statue of Khafre is one of a series of similar statues carved for the pharaoh's valley temple near the Great Sphinx. The stone is diorite, an exceptionally hard dark stone brought some 400 miles down...
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