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Artwork Resource Packet: Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize
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This sculptural fragment depicts Xilonen, the youthful Aztec (Mexica) goddess of new maize. The many existing carvings of Xilonen suggest her importance in Aztec culture as one of three female maize...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize</em>
Video: Lecture and Demonstration—Ancient Roman Hairdressing
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Janet Stephens, a trained hairdresser and experimental archaeologist, discusses the history of ancient hairdressing and, using live models, recreates authentic Roman hairstyles similar to those...
Video: Lecture and Demonstration—Ancient Roman Hairdressing
Teacher Manual: Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
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This teacher resource explores the art, culture, history, and geography of pre-Columbian Native American societies in what is now the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States, between 3000 B...
Teacher Manual: Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Roman Mold-Blown Technique
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Beginning in the 1st century A.D., Roman glassmakers determined that blown-glass vessels could be mass-produced using molds. This method of production, which allowed glass workshops to produce...
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Roman Mold-Blown Technique
Video: Conserving Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
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While the Art Institute of Chicago's ancient and Byzantine collection was off view during the construction of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, numerous...
Video: Conserving Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
Video: Ancient Greek Vase Production and the Black-Figure Technique
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Used for the storage and shipment of grains, wine, and other goods, as well as in the all-male Greek drinking party, known as the symposium, ancient Greek vases were decorated with a variety of...
Video: Ancient Greek Vase Production and the Black-Figure Technique
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Free-Blown Technique
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Around 40 B.C. the ancient glass industry changed dramatically with the innovation of blowing glass. By blowing air through a long hollow tub, the glassmaker is able to manipulate the shape of a...
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Free-Blown Technique
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Core-Formed Technique
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From 1600 B.C. to the first decade of the 1st century A.D., the core-formed technique was the most common means of making colorful glass vessels in ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Eastern...
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Core-Formed Technique
Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
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Coins were made of pieces of gold, silver, or bronze, known as blanks, which were cast or cut to specific weights. To make a coin, a blank was sandwiched between a pair of dies with engraved designs...
Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
Video: Coin Production in the Ancient Greek World
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Coins were made of pieces of gold, silver, or bronze, known as blanks, which were cast or cut to specific weights. To make a coin, a blank was sandwiched between a pair of dies with engraved designs...
Video: Coin Production in the Ancient Greek World
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