Tag Archives: Sculpture

1822: Murmurs of the Air

Despite the fact that Percy Bysshe Shelley had been expelled from Oxford University in 1811 for publishing an anonymous pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism, this elaborate memorial was erected to the poet there in 1893. Shelly had drowned off … Continue reading

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40,000 ya: Löwenmensch

Discovered in 1939, the Löwenmensch (“lion-human”) is an ivory figurine carved from a mammoth’s tusk. It is the oldest-known zoomorphic (animal-shaped) sculpture in the world, as well as the oldest-known example of figurative art. Historically, there has been some debate over … Continue reading

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19th Century: The Meat-Shaped Stone

This artifact from the Qing Dynasty is a naturally-layered and dyed piece of jasper carved to resemble a piece of stewed pork. It is housed in the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

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1660: Peepshow

Samuel van Hoogstraten: Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House (c. 1655-60) (source)

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1994: Selected Works

cho Kcho: Obras Escogidas (Selected Works) (1994) (source)

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4th Century: Apollo

Head of Apollo of the Anzio type; Roman copy of a 4th century Greek original.  

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2010: Beauty Shop

Lori Nix at work on Beauty Shop (2010), one of a series of photographs of post-apocalyptic miniatures. (See her website.)

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