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Upper Paleolithic Female Figurine, Eastern Europe, ca. 12,000 BCE carved from black steatite. The abdomen is swollen indicating pregnancy with wide hips and buttocks. Subtle features such as belly button are present along with engraved hair. Remains of red ocher.
Female Figure, Valdivia / Ceramic, Ecuador / End of 3rd millennium BCE
Southeast Asia's earliest recorded rulers were highly responsive to Hinduism, as exemplified by their embracing of the Brahmanical god Vishnu as an ideal model of divine kingship. | Vishnu, late 6th–7th century. Central Thailand. Lent by National Museum, Bangkok #LostKingdoms