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Mirror with a Handle in the Form of a Female Figure

Mirror with a Handle in the Form of a Female Figure

In Etruria, bronze mirrors were luxury objects designed primarily for women, who were buried with them for use in the afterlife. The front of the bronze disk would have been highly polished in order to reflect ... more

Female Figure with Bold, Geometric Face and Body Paint

Female Figure with Bold, Geometric Face and Body Paint

A rare work of art such as this female figurine, from a time and place far different from ours, may sometimes strike the eye in a way that brings to mind an almost familiar yet elusive sense of recognition as i... more

Statuette of a Female Figure

Statuette of a Female Figure

Cycladic sculpture is characterized by the abstract treatment of the human form. The vast majority of the white marble statuettes depict pregnant females, suggesting an association with fertility or regenerativ... more

Female Figure Seated on Stool

Female Figure Seated on Stool

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Colima

Bowl Depicting a Female Figure with Shield and Darts Motifs

Bowl Depicting a Female Figure with Shield and Darts Motifs

Teotihuacan ceramic vessels were often fired and coated with a fine plaster that was then painted with figures and symbolic elements. This technique was derived from methods employed by mural painters, who cove... more