Tag Archives: Sculpture

5th Century BC: Zeus Ammon

After the Greeks colonized Cyrenaica—now part of Lybia—and established settlements in the lower Nile Delta, they came to associate Zeus with the Egyptian supreme god Amun-Ra, who was often depicted with the head of a ram. The features of both … Continue reading

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1980: Raven and the First People

To The Haida, Raven was the Bringer of Light and before Raven the world was nothing more than a gigantic flood. Raven was the Maker of Things, as well as the Transformer, Magician and Healer. Raven was bored of the … Continue reading

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1943: Miniature Mount Vernon

This miniature reproduction of  the West Parlor of George Washington’s Mount Vernon was crafted by Narcissa Niblack Thorne. The photo on the left shows the room being prepared for exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1943. Thorne’s detailed … Continue reading

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2012: Kitkatla Watchman

Evan Aster (Gitxaala Nation): Kitkatla Watchman (2012) (source)

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312: The Emperor’s Foot

Foot of the colossal statue of Roman emperor Constantine the Great in the Courtyard of the Palazzo dei Conservatori of the Musei Capitolini. The statue, of which several fragments survive, would have been 40 feet tall. “Precise dating of the … Continue reading

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1964: World’s Largest Miniature City

Built for the 1964 World’s Fair at a cost of $672,000 (about $5.3 million in 2017), the Panorama of New York City at the Queens Museum is  the world’s largest architectural model of a city. It includes about 895,000 miniature … Continue reading

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5th Century BC: Rhyton

Brygos: Rhyton [drinking vessel] in the shape of a dog’s head (early 5th century BC) (source)

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