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Artwork and Artist Information: Model of a Pole Dance Scene
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This small earthenware sculpture was used in an important ritual which was enacted by the ancient people of the Nayarit region of West Mexico and is still performed by people elsewhere in Mexico...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Model of a Pole Dance Scene</em>
Artwork Resource Packet: Dancing Ganesha
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This sculpture of Ganesha, Hinduism's Lord of Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles, posed mid-dance, is sure to amuse with his oversized elephant head and rotund belly. This teaching packet includes...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Dancing Ganesha</em>
Artwork Resource Packet: Storyteller Figure
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This handmade sculpture's energetic gestures and lively facial expression suggest a strong and vibrant personality. Unearthed from an ancient tomb, the figure represents a timeless recording of...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Storyteller Figure</em>
Artwork Resource Packet: Camel and Rider
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This ceramic sculpture of a camel and rider is an example of a type of mingqi (pronounced ming-chee), or tomb figure. During the Tang Dynasty whenever a rich or powerful person died they were buried...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Camel and Rider</em>
Artwork and Artist Information: Vessel depicting Composite Fish; Feline; and Human Figure
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The composite creature painted on this vessel is one of the most important and recurring images in the art of the Nazca people of Peru. The two identical figures on this vessel combine abstracted...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Vessel depicting Composite Fish; Feline; and Human Figure</em>
Artwork Resource Packet: Southern Barbarians (Namban byobu)
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This screen portrays a ship arriving in Japan from Portugal with European merchants in pantaloons and broad-brimmed hats bearing exotic products. The Japanese, in long, flowing patterned robes and...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Southern Barbarians (Namban byobu)</em>
Artwork and Artist Information: Bell Krater
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A brief essay focusing on Bell Krater. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Bell Krater</em>
Artwork and Artist Information: Royal Emblem Stone
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A brief essay focusing on the Royal Emblem Stone. Includes translation of the Royal Emblem Stone, Maya Heroglyphs, and calendar.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Royal Emblem Stone</em>
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>
Artwork Resource Packet: Shukongojin
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The Art Institute’s figure of Shukongojin, with his demon-like body, flaring eyes, and mouth stretched in a scream, might have originally terrified an oncoming visitor to the temple he guarded, but...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Shukongojin</em>

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