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    • Royal Pavilion, Garden Facade

    • Architecture, English
    • The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence located in Brighton, England. It was built in three campaigns, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George IV, King of Great Britain (1762-1830). It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style...
    • La Mort de Marat (The Death of Marat) [Replica]

    • Painting, French
    • Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793) was a physician, political theorist, and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution. He was murdered in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday (1768-1793),...
    • Portrait of Michel de Montaigne

    • Engraving, English
    • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance. He is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre, and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism.
    • Democritus

    • Engraving, English
    • Democritus (ca. 460-ca. 370 B.C.) was an Ancient Greek philosopher. He and his teacher Leucippus formulated an atomic theory for the universe.; Engraved from a bust in the Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums).
    • Bracelet

    • Ivories
    • This magnificent ivory bracelet was the possession of a chief from the Yoruba kingdom of Owo. Scholars have suggested that items like this were worn at Ore, a ceremony that celebrated the kingdom's origins at Ife, the cradle of Yoruba...
    • Bracelet

    • Ivories
    • This magnificent ivory bracelet was the possession of a chief from the Yoruba kingdom of Owo. Scholars have suggested that items like this were worn at Ore, a ceremony that celebrated the kingdom's origins at Ife, the cradle of Yoruba...
    • Group of Male and Female Figures

    • Sculpture, Tabwa
    • Female figure (left): 1978.412.591.; Male figure (right): 1978.412.592.; Part of the Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection. Purchased by Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1969.
    • Staff: Seated Male Figure, Detail

    • Sculpture, Dogon
    • A large male figure in full regalia, seated on a spool-shaped stool, forms the finials of this bronze and iron staff. Details of dress and body ornamentation - including the elaborate headdress and stylized beard, complex patterns on the skin,...
    • Chuba

    • Clothing and dress
    • A gift from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Friends of Asian Art, 1987.
    • Figure: Seated Couple

    • Sculpture, Dogon
    • The virtually identical forms of the male and female protagonists in this visual commentary accentuate the parity of their subtly distinctive roles. The two figures share lucid, graphic, and repeated elongated vertical elements with only a few...
    • Figure: Male

    • Sculpture, Dogon
    • The most distinctive subject rendered by Dogon sculptors is that of a single figure standing with raised arms. This posture has usually been interpreted as a gesture of prayer - an effort to link earth and heavens - and it has been suggested that...
    • Ritual Vessel: Horse with Figures (Aduno Koro)

    • Sculpture, Dogon
    • This monumental vessel was kept in the house of a lineage head in a Dogon community. It was used during an annual ritual known as goru to hold the offerings dedicated to Amma the Creator and the ancestors. Performed at the time of the winter...
    • Altar: Female Figures

    • Sculpture, Dogon
    • While the purpose for which it was created is not entirely clear, the rich patina of this Dogon figural group suggests a ritual function involving repeated applications of offerings and libations. Composed of a set of eight female figures arrayed...
    • Helmet Mask

    • Masks, African
    • In the socially and politically stratified polities of the Grassfields Kingdoms of Cameroon, the display and ownership of masks are important indicators of privilege and prestige. This royal mask has been enhanced with costly and prestigious...

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