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This silver-gilt mouthpiece comes from Cyprus and dates from the late 5th or 6th century BC. It would have been placed on the the mouth of a dead body as part of the burial process.
Laurie Simmons: Walking House (1989)
Jim Charlie (Squamish): Eagle Panel (c. 2018)
Galatea, daughter of Eurytius, who was son of Sparton, married at Phaestus in Crete Pandion’s son, Lamprus, a man of good family but without means. When Galatea became pregnant, Lamprus prayed to have a son and said plainly to his … Continue reading
Boris Ignatovich: At the Hermitage, 1930
When I was a student in Italy, a friend of mine once wanted to tell his host family that he liked the bread because it was made “without preservatives.” Not knowing the Italian for “preservative,” he took what seemed like … Continue reading
Bronze portrait: Nigeria, 15th Century; photo from this post on Where’s Malko.