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Tainos 1000 AD - 1492 AD Mesoamerica
Taino art centered on cult objects associated with the veneration of zemis-revered deities, ancestors, or landscape spirits. The term also refers to the idols and fetishes that were believed to be inhabited by powerful spirits. Large, cadaverous stone heads are thought to represent the deity Maquetaurie Guayaba, lord of the Land of the Dead. Zemis were kept in the home or in sanctuaries where they were honored with food and gifts. (wikipedia) Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Stone Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: N/A
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Qin Dynasty 247 BC - 206 BC Ancient China
By Charlie - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39195412 Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Terracotta Dimensions: Location: Author: By Charlie - Own work Reference: CC BY-SA 4.0 Collection: N/A
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Attic Greece II 570 BC - 323 BC Ancient Greece
National Archaeological Museum of Athens Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: N/A
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Neo-Babylonian Empire 626 BC - 539 BC Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Asia-Minor and Levant
From Hasanlu Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Neo-Assyrian Empire 911 BC - 609 BC Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Asia-Minor and Levant
The king carrying a basket on his head Category: Sculpture Year: 660 BC Material: Dimensions: Location: Babylon Author: Reference: Collection: The British Museum
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Neo-Assyrian Empire 911 BC - 609 BC Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Asia-Minor and Levant
Lamassu. Relief from the m wall, k door, of king Sargon IIs palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq)(wikipedia) Category: Sculpture Year: 716 BC Material: Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: The Louvre
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Neo-Assyrian Empire 911 BC - 609 BC Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Asia-Minor and Levant
Ivory head of a woman: with long hair and wearing a necklace with four rows of beads. She wears a headband or diadem, knotted at the back, consisting of alternating flowers and discs linked together. (BM) Nimrud Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Ivory Dimensions: H 4.4cm W 3.1cm D 3.6cm Location: Author: Reference: 118234 Collection: The British Museum
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19th Dynasty of Egypt 1292 BC - 1190 BC Ancient Egypt
Stone head carving of Paramessu (Ramesses I), originally part of a statue depicting him as a scribe. On display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.(wikipedia) Category: Sculpture Year: 1290 BC Material: Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
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18th Dynasty of Egypt 1550 BC - 1292 BC Ancient Egypt
Colossal granite head of Amenhotep III Category: Sculpture Year: 1353 BC Material: Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: The British Museum
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Mycenaean Greece 1550 BC - 1060 BC Ancient Greece
Silver mycaenean vase (rhtyon) shaped as a bull head.(wiki) Category: Sculpture Year: 1500 BC Material: Silver Dimensions: Location: Mycenae Author: Reference: Collection: National Archaeological Museum Athens
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18th Dynasty of Egypt 1550 BC - 1292 BC Ancient Egypt
Statue of Sekhmet from the temple of Mut. granite, Luxor. National Museum, Copenhagen Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Dimensions: Location: Karnak (Thebes) Author: Reference: Collection: N/A
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Neo-Palatial Minoan 1700 BC - 1425 BC Ancient Greece
This vase is a type of rhyton, or libation vase. The offering was poured through the hole in the animals muzzle. The vase was filled either by immersion in a large container or through the hole on the head. Using the principle of the siphon, liquid would not flow out as long as the opening at the top was closed with the thumb. Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Terracotta Dimensions: Location: Crete Author: Reference: 1973.35 Collection: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Neo-Palatial Minoan 1700 BC - 1425 BC Ancient Greece
Possibly votive figure with typical one arm raised to the head in worship or veneration Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Bronze Dimensions: Location: Crete Author: Reference: 24.150.9 Collection: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Akkadian Empire 2270 BC - 2083 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Mace head; carved fromf pink marble; perforated, polished and incised with votive inscription of Shar-kali-sharri to Shamash at Sippar.(BM) From Abu Habba Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Marble Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: The British Museum
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Akkadian Empire 2270 BC - 2083 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Bronze Dimensions: Location: Akkad Author: Reference: 47.100.80 Collection: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
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3rd Dynasty & 4th Dynasty of Egypt 2686 BC - 2494 BC Ancient Egypt
Pink granite head attributed to Huni Category: Sculpture Year: 2613 BC Material: Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
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Old Elamite Period 2700 BC - 1500 BC Ancient Persia
Inscribed hollow, clay cone with Akkadian inscription of Puzur-Inshushinak; convex head covered with large regular holes at the top; missing the lower portion of the peg. Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Dimensions: Location: Susa Author: Reference: Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Copper alloy lion\\\'s head with sand and bitumen filling; associated metal fragments found separately.(BM) Early Dynastic III, Tell Al-Ubaid Category: Sculpture Year: 2500 BC Material: Copper alloy, bitumen, sand Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: 117918 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Gudea, prince of Lagash with shaven head, ca. 2120 BC. From Telloh (ancient Girsu) Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Diorite Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: Collection: The Louvre
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Alabaster sculpture of bearded male head Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Dimensions: Location: Mari Author: Reference: Collection: The Louvre
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Symbolic weapon deposited in a temple on behalf of a king(BM).From Girsu, Early Dynastic III, Telloh Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Stone Dimensions: H 11.7 cm Diam 11 cm Location: Author: Reference: 23287 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Large Cat head figure from Tell Al-Ubaid, Early Dynastic III Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Copper, stone, bitumen Dimensions: 14 x 14 Location: Author: Reference: 114318 Collection: N/A
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Copper alloy mask and bitumen head of a panther or lion cub; associated metal fragments found separately.(BM) Tell Al-Ubaid, Early Dynastic III Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Copper alloy, bitumen Dimensions: H 20.32cm Location: Author: Reference: 114313 Collection: N/A
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Copper alloy head of a young bull, broken from a relief; head complete, partly filled with bitumen, copper alloy fastening nail through the back of the neck; ears complete, eyes and muzzle clearly modelled; crescent in low relief on the forehead. Excavated/Findspot: Tell Al-\\'Ubaid, Temple of Ninhursag.(BM) Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Copper alloy, bitumen Dimensions: L 11.43 cm W 13.97cm WT 1278 gm Location: Author: Reference: 118015 Collection: N/A
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