Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ancient American art

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Mica Hand, Hopewell Cultural Tradition, Ross County, Ohio Mound 25 c 100BCE - 500 CE at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 

This hand is carved from a single sheet of mica, and is almost a foot long and approximately 6 inches wide. There are two holes delicately pierced into the bottom of the hand, which indicates that this may have been worn as a necklace. Because of the fragility of this work, it is likely that it was only worn as a decorative piece for public viewing on rare occasions.
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Women by Francesco di Giorgio Martini Italian painter, 1439–1502

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439–1502) Chastity with a Unicorn 1463

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439–1502) Detial Nativity San Domenico

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439–1502) God the Father

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439–1502) Fidelity, c. 1485

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439–1502) Saint Dorothy and the Infant Christ.