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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
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 and Artist Information: Street Scenes in Times of Peace
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Street Scenes in Times of Peace is a long, painted handscroll that shows off the wide range of people and activities typical of a large 14th-century Chinese city. This scroll offers a rare...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Street Scenes in Times of Peace</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: Coffin and 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 Resource Packet: <em>Coffin and Mummy Case of Paankhenamun</em>
Classroom Activity: Human and Animal Forms
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This set of activities relates to the combination of human and anumal features and attributes in the art of the ancient Americas. For example, the feline characteristics of the jaguar often...
Classroom Activity: Human and Animal Forms
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