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Art Propelled: THE COMFORT OF TEA

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Ancient coins | Ancient Greek Coins - Aegina Silver Stater Coin

Ancient Greek Coins - Aegina Silver Stater Coin

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LeRoy McDermott argues that paleolithic venus figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies.

Artifacts in Istanbul Break New Ground. Hurrian female figurines, early Hittite era, 1800 BCE. Found at Küçükçekmece, Istanbul. An archaeological discovery in suburban Istanbul could soon force a rewrite in history books as new research has shown that the early Hittites actually ventured onto the European continent, having previously been assumed to have remained only in Asia. [Credit: Hurriyet]

The Ambum stone, Papua New Guinea. Pre-historic zoomorphic figure; possibly representing the embryo of a long-beaked echidna] c.1500 BCE. Greywacke stone. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Cloud People of Peru ....The figures balance aloft on the ledge of a cliff, their gaze fixed where the first rays of the rising sun will appear, waiting for a new day to dawn. Known by the name Warriors of the Clouds, the Chachapoyas were an ancient Andean people who inhabited the mist-swathed rainforests of what is now northern Peru. They were wiped out some five hundred years ago, and looking out over the vast Utcubamba Valley, these figures stand as remnants of their once great civilization.