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Audio Lecture: Feathered Serpents and Scarlet Macaws: Imagery of Casas Grandes Ceramics
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Elizabeth Pope, curatorial research assistant for the Casas Grandes exhibition, explores some of the complex cosmic symbolism to be found on this ancient American pottery.
Audio Lecture: Feathered Serpents and Scarlet Macaws: Imagery of Casas Grandes Ceramics
Audio Lecture: An Egyptian Mummy Case Rediscovered
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The elaborately decorated mummy case of an ancient Egyptian woman named Wenuhotep was only recently returned to the Art Institute after being on loan for many years. Internationally recognized...
Audio Lecture: An Egyptian Mummy Case Rediscovered
Audio Lecture: Scanning and Planning: Modern Modes of Watching the Ancient World
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Internationally renowned archaeologist and MacArthur fellow, Susan E. Alcock, Professor of Classics and the Director for the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown...
Audio Lecture: Scanning and Planning: Modern Modes of Watching the Ancient World
Family Activity: Hieroglyphic Codes
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Ancient Americans used a system of picture symbols, or hieroglyphics, to record information. In this activity, you will create your own picture alphabet and send secret messages that only your...
Family Activity: Hieroglyphic Codes
Family Activity: Maize for All Seasons
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Learn about Xilonen, the Aztec goddess of maize. Includes an art-making activity.
Find an ear of corn (with corn silks dangling from it) emerging from Xilonen's headdress....
Family Activity: Maize for All Seasons
Artwork and Artist Information: Mummy Case of Paankhenamun
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This colorful mummy case was made for the doorkeeper from the temple of Amun and is decorated with a variety of images associated with rebirth; including the scarab beetle; the hawk-headed god Horus...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Mummy Case of Paankhenamun</em>
Activity: Greek Rhyton (drinking vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head
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This 2,500-year-old drinking vessel is in the shape of the head of a donkey. The realistic ears, eyes, and open braying mouth of the donkey would surely give joy to anyone drinking from this cup....
Activity: <em>Greek Rhyton (drinking vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head</em>
Activity: Egyptian Model Boat
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Boats were the most important means of transportation in ancient Egypt. This model of a boat, complete with its crew, was placed in an ancient Egyptian tomb to insure that the deceased would have...
Activity: Egyptian Model Boat
Teacher Manual: Faces, Places, & Inner Spaces
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Based on an interactive and educational exhibition on view at the Art Institute of Chicago from 2003–2007; this manual explores the museum's diverse collection through eleven works that relate to the...
Teacher Manual: Faces, Places, &amp; Inner Spaces
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>
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