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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
Classroom Activity: Armadillo Pendant
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Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Classroom Activity: <em>Armadillo Pendant</em>
Artwork and Artist Information: 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. Includes classroom applications.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Dancing Ganesha</em>
Artwork and Artist Information: Headdress (Ci Wara Kunw)
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Composed of elegant, flowing geometric shapes, this pair of sculptures combines animal forms to suggest human qualities. The elaborate mane and tall horns capture the antelope's graceful strength and...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Headdress (Ci Wara Kunw)</em>
Artwork and Artist Information: Outline by Lorna Simpson
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A brief essay focusing on Lorna Simpson's Outline. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Outline</em> by Lorna Simpson
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
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There's more to mosaics than meets the eye. The design and arrangement of hundreds or thousands of tesserae (stone or glass cubes) was a complex process involving meticulous planning. However, before...
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
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In the ancient Mediterranean world, the earliest-known mosaics, which date to the 8th century B.C., were made of large, water-smoothed pebbles arranged in geometric patterns. Over time, they were...
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
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
Teacher Manual: Arts of Africa
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Art plays an integral role in the daily lives of African people. While their forms, textures, and colors may be visually dazzling, awe-inspiring, or even frightening, African art objects also provide...
Teacher Manual: Arts of Africa
Artwork and Artist Information: Branch Road at Motomachi, Totsuka by Hiroshige
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A brief essay focusing on Branch Road at Motomachi, Totsuka. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Branch Road at Motomachi, Totsuka</em> by Hiroshige
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