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    • Portrait of George Washington.

    • Portrait of George Washington.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portraits; Portrait paintings; Men; Presidents; Politicians; Statesmen; Heads of state; Government officials; People associated with politics & government; Older people; Gestures; Sitting; Posing; Clothing & dress;...

    • “[…] Washington is placed in an elaborate setting equal to his importance. In the Grand Manner tradition of portraiture, his is before a velvet drapery swag and a classical column, both alluding to his high rank, and surrounded by the...
    • Zliten mosaic, gladiatorial scenes.

    • Zliten mosaic, gladiatorial scenes.

    • Mosaics; Entertaining; Entertainment; Games; Contests; Sports; Fighting; Men; Athletes; Gladiators; Referees; Sports officiating; Gestures; Surrenders; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Wounds & injuries; Blood; Clothing & dress; Sport clothes;...

    • “Gladiatorial scenes from the Zliten mosaic. The upper scene shows, on the far left, a retiarius wearing a shoulder shield (galerus) and arm guard (manica). He has been disarmed and wounded by a secutor and is holding up a finger in a plea for...
    • Salome Dancing Before Herod.

    • Salome Dancing Before Herod.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Myths; Legends; Biblical events; Women; Dancers; Mothers; Fathers; Spouses; Couples; Families; Men; Rulers; Upper class; Older people; Executioners; Beards; Clothing & dress; Veils; Headgear; Jewelry;...

    • “Moreau has rendered Salome as an enchantress, the archetypal femme fatale who seduces Herod into performing her will. Moreau was very careful to avoid endowing the figure of Herod with any magisterial dignity but rather shows him as an old man,...
    • The Death of Bara.

    • The Death of Bara.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes; Details

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • Snake Goddess [or attendant], front view.

    • Snake Goddess [or attendant], front view.

    • Sculpture; Figurines; Myths; Legends; Women; Goddesses; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Clothing & dress; Headgear; Breasts; Animals; Snakes; Reptiles; Lifting & carrying

    • "In contrast to Mesopotamia and Egypt, no temples or monumental statues of gods, kings, or monsters have been found in Minoan Crete. Large wooden images may once have existed, but what remains of Minoan sculpture in the round is small in...
    • Guernica.

    • Guernica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; Military tactics; War destruction & pillage; Death; Dismemberment; Body parts; Mental states; Despair;...

    • "In this monumental work of 1937, Guernica, Picasso combined Analytic and Synthetic Cubist forms with several traditional motifs, juxtaposing them in a new Surrealist way. The combination serves the political message of the painting - namely,...
    • Diptych leaf of Consul Areobindus, from Constantinople (Turkey).

    • Diptych leaf of Consul Areobindus, from Constantinople (Turkey).

    • Sculpture; Diptychs; Commemorations; Portraits; Men; Consuls; Government officials; Politicians; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Scepters; Ceremonial objects; Symbols; Monograms; Medallions...

    • "The Louvre diptych was produced in 506 A.D., on the occasion of the consulate of Areobindus. […] An exceptionally high number of diptychs and panels in his name remain: two complete diptychs and five individual panels. […] The Areobindus...
    • Nero (obverse), Roma (reverse), coin.

    • Nero (obverse), Roma (reverse), coin.

    • Coins; Money; Metalwork; Portraits; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Upper class; Hairstyles; Wreaths; Crowns; Headgear; Women; Goddesses; Myths; Legends; Fictitious characters; Supernatural...

    • "The obverse of the coin shows a portrait of Nero [...]. The reverse side depicts the helmeted goddess Roma seated on a captured throne; the figure of Victory rises from her right hand, while her left hand, resting on a shield, holds a short...
    • George Brewer.

    • George Brewer.

    • Men; Older people; Chairs; Staffs (Sticks); Log cabins; Portrait photographs

    • "Uncle" George Brewer holds a cane as he sits in a chair leaning against the wall of a log cabin. George, a Civil War veteran and preacher, ran a steam mill on Brewers Branch of Goose Creek. Handwritten on bottom border: 514. Title...
    • 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...
    • Man in overalls with fiddle, 1926.

    • Man in overalls with fiddle, 1926.

    • Musicians; Violins; Stringed instruments; People

    • A bearded man wearing denim overalls, a buttoned up shirt, and a serious expression holds a fiddle and bow. He was likely a participant in the "Champion of Dixie" regional fiddle contest held at a Ford dealership in Louisville on January...
    • Boy playing tune bow.

    • Boy playing tune bow.

    • Boys; Stringed instruments; Harps; Girls; Log cabins

    • A boy, in overalls and a hat, plays a tune bow outside a log cabin. A little girl stands in the doorway behind him. The stick on a tune bow is bent slightly and holds a wire fastened tight at both ends. It sounds similar to a Jew's harp....
    • Newlyweds.

    • Newlyweds.

    • Men; Women; Wedding clothing & dress

    • A couple, who appear to be newlyweds, pose by a large flowering tree or bush. The man is wearing a suit and the woman, who is wearing a white dress slightly longer than most dresses of the time, holds a bouquet of roses. See ULPA 1982.01.612.p,...
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