Seated Figure of a Sleeping Black Man

Seated Figure of a Sleeping Black Man 

Seated Figure of a Sleeping Black Man

Greece (Rhodes), Early 5th Century B.C.E.

Terracotta, 7cm.

British Museum, Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

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Altarpiece with Saint Maurice

Altarpiece with Saint Maurice 

Anonymous (Braunschwieg)

Altarpiece with Saint Maurice

Germany (c. 1500)

Polychrome and Gilded Wood, 35 cm. (S. Maurice)

Wienhausen, Klosterkirche. Damenchor.

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Diana of Ephesus

Diana of Ephesus 

Giovanni Maria Falconetto

Diana of Ephesus

Italy (c. 1530s)

Fresco; Murals in the Hall of the Zodiac, Palazzo d’Arco in Mantova.

In the early 16th century the palace belonged to Luigi Gonzaga (1500-1532). Leo,the lion: Diana of Ephesus,nursing black and white putti; two lions on her arms; background: Hercules kills the Nemean lion.

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Youth with Arms Positioned to Hold Musical Instrument

Youth with Arms Positioned to Hold Musical Instrument

Youth with Arms Positioned to Hold Musical Instrument

Giovanni Bologna (Giambologna)

Youth with Arms Positioned to Hold Musical Instrument

Italy (c. 1580s)

Bronze, 19.9 cm.

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Cabinet des Médailles.

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Anonymous French Artist (Evangelistary), fol. 19r: Adoration of the Magi

Anonymous French Artist (Evangelistary), fol. 19r: Adoration of the Magi

Anonymous French Artist (Evangelistary)

fol. 19r: Adoration of the Magi

France (15th Century)

Parchment codex, 355 x 255 mm. (miniature)

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève.

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