9 Episodes

Africa

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Magical by
Adela Oppenheim
, curator

Pectoral and Necklace of Sithathoryunet with the Name of Senwosret II [Egypt}

You have to imagine that nobody really saw this except the princess.
#67
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Idolized by
Diana Craig Patch
, curator

Cult Image of the God Ptah [Egypt]

This piece spoke to me when I realized, you don’t need a single written word, three thousand years later, we can understand the same language.
#70
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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Rotations
Precaution by
Isabel Stünkel
, curator

Hippopotamus [Egypt]

A lot of us are inclined to only see his cute side, but in fact there is a lot more to him than that.
#65
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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On Site
Snapshot by
Marsha Hill
, curator

Statue of two men and a boy that served as a domestic icon [Egypt]

You start saying, “Who were they, and what are their personalities?”
#62
Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Rotations
Bundle of Emotions by
Yaëlle Biro
, curator

Seated Figure [Djenné peoples; Mali, Inland Niger Delta region]

It has all these apertures almost as if it is breathing and hearing what is around it.
#53
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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On Site
Sustenance by
Catharine Roehrig
, curator

Statue of an Offering Bearer [Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre]

They’ve captured her in a moment in time.
#36
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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On Site
Fragment by
Nicholas Reeves
, curator

Head of Tutankhamun [Egypt]

We see only the face of a sweet, innocent, young boy whose days were sadly numbered.
#25
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Enigma by
Janice Kamrin
, curator

Canopic Jar with a Lid in the Shape of a Royal Woman's Head [Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb KV 55, Davis/Ayrton 1907]

It seems to me that aesthetically this goes well beyond meeting the need of surviving into the afterlife.
#14
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Prime of Life by
Alisa LaGamma
, curator

Seated Female Figure from a Reliquary [Fang peoples; Gabon or Equatorial Guinea]

She’s completely at ease and staring down any kind of gaze.
#4
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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