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Video: Lost Wax Brass Casting, Benin City, 2003, 2006
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Brass Casters (Igun Eronmwon)
The copper alloys of brass and bronze were highly valued within the Benin Kingdom long before Portuguese contact. Reflecting this...
Video: Lost Wax Brass Casting, Benin City, 2003, 2006
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
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This elaborately veneered ebony and ivory cabinet from the 17th century holds many secrets. Now, through the magic of animation, viewers are granted a glimpse of the hidden interiors. When the door...
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
Video: The Chalice Revealed
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During Communion, the most important rite in many Christian denominations, priests share bread and wine with the congregation in remembrance of the Last Supper and Christ's sacrifice. The decoration...
Video: The Chalice Revealed
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
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As a result of the series of trade routes known as the Silk Road, Europeans had long been fascinated with goods from East Asia. Trade in Chinese and Japanese silks, porcelains, and lacquer, which had...
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
Video: English Center Table
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Folding tables were invented long before Ikea started selling them. This one, with its elaborately carved border on all four sides, was made in England over 250 years ago. It has a very unusual form...
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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

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