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    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Collection

    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Collection

    • Publishers and publishing-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources; Printing--Kentucky--Louisville; Book illustrations; Technical illustrations; Textbooks

    • John P. Morton and Company was a publisher based in Louisville, Kentucky for much of the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries. The University of Louisville’s Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library has between 1300 and 1400 woodblocks the...
    • General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836 - ca. 1890

    • General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836 - ca. 1890

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

    • 88 images and four manuscripts relating to the U.S. military, with a particular focus on the Civil War era, collected by West Point alumnus, engineer, and Civil War veteran Orlando Metcalfe Poe (1832-1895).
    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Warriors; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Trousers; Footwear; Headgear; Beards; Daggers & swords; Arms & armament; Lifting & carrying

    • "Images of barbarians, an essential element of triumphal ceremony in imperial Rome, were most often represented in a military context. […] [S]uch representations are omnipresent in Trajan's Forum, on the façade of the Ulpia Basilica, and...
    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Figurines; Men; Bodyguards; Guards; People associated with health & safety; Clothing & dress; Boots; Footwear; Hairstyles; Fasces; Ceremonial objects; Emblems; Symbols; Lifting & carrying

    • "When the emperor passed by a crowd, lictors were responsible for holding the onlookers back. The statue here is composed of three lictors standing side by side, their heads turned slightly toward their right. They wear long togas draped over...
    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Sculpture; Children; Youth; Boys; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Wreaths; Leaves; Pendants (Jewelry); Jewelry; Gestures; Chests; Storage furniture; Boxes; Containers; Scrolls (Visual works)

    • "With its somewhat distant-looking quality and distinctive crown of olive leaves, this statue is most likely a memorial portrait. Although the head and body originally came from two separate statues, they are chronologically consistent. The...
    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Gestures; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Military uniforms;...

    • "This armored statue was discovered in the ancient city of Gabii. […] The portrait of Trajan, set on a modern neck, did not belong to the statue; it was furnished in 1793 by Vincenzo Pacetti, who produced this reconstituted piece for the...
    • In Limbo.

    • In Limbo.

    • Sculpture; Dolls; Toys; Arms (Anatomy); Legs; Heads (Anatomy); Body parts; Boxes; Containers; Surplus commodities; Commercialism; Capitalism; Economics; Industry; Commerce

    • "Whilst implicitly acknowledging the Surrealism of [Joseph] Cornell, Arman possibly evokes [Roland] Barthes's mournful vision of commodified toys as expressed in the latter's book Mythologies (1957). Barthes wrote that in the consumerist era,...
    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Philosophers; People associated with education & communication; Clothing & dress; Beards; Mustaches

    • "This effigy of the august man of letters was inspired by portraits of Greek philosophers from the fourth and third centuries B.C., but it remains true to the art of the Antonine portrait in its attempts to convey sensitivity and...
    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], with Piero Manzoni.

    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], with Piero Manzoni.

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs; Advertisements; Advertising; Selling; Commercialism; Commerce; Business & finance; Business enterprises; Industry; Puns (Visual works); Products; Art objects; Feces; Bodily functions; Cans; Containers; Men;...

    • The Artist [Piero Manzoni ] with 'Merda d'artista' [Artist's Shit], at Angli Shirt Factory, Herning, Denmark, 1961. "This provocative image of Manzoni with one of his cans of excrement could be seen as a rejoinder to photographic images of...
    • Marcus Aurelius, front view.

    • Marcus Aurelius, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; Men; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Fasteners; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches

    • Discovered at Acqua Traversa (near Rome), 1674. "This bust, in nearly perfect condition, is characterized by the contrast between the light and brilliant skin of the face and the dark mass of hair, covered with concretions. Numerous grooves...
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