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An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions
An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions
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Aboriginal rock painting of a group of Bradshaw figures
Aboriginal rock painting of a group of Bradshaw figures
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Merahi metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of Tehamana), 1893
Merahi metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of Tehamana), 1893
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Ancestor tablet, Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-ca. 950 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Ancestor tablet, Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-ca. 950 BCE. Creator: Unknown
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Ancestor tablet, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Ancestor tablet, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE. Creator: Unknown
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Ornamental Engraving with the Tree of Jesse. Creator: Israhel van Meckenem
Ornamental Engraving with the Tree of Jesse. Creator: Israhel van Meckenem
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Ornament with the Tree of Jesse. Creator: Israhel van Meckenem
Ornament with the Tree of Jesse. Creator: Israhel van Meckenem
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The ancestors of Christ flanking an inscribed tablet, an arched top composition, 1531-76
The ancestors of Christ flanking an inscribed tablet, an arched top composition, 1531-76
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Satyrs, before 1645. Creator: Claude Mellan
Satyrs, before 1645. Creator: Claude Mellan
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La Famille Renouard (The Renouard Family), 1801. Creator: Augustin de Saint-Aubin
La Famille Renouard (The Renouard Family), 1801. Creator: Augustin de Saint-Aubin
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Ichikawa Danjuro VII Admiring Ichikawa Danjuro I in a Portrait, ca. 1820., ca. 1820
Ichikawa Danjuro VII Admiring Ichikawa Danjuro I in a Portrait, ca. 1820., ca. 1820
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Family Scroll of Several Generations. Creator: Unknown
Family Scroll of Several Generations. Creator: Unknown
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Aboriginal rock painting of a group of Bradshaw figures Featured Image

Aboriginal rock painting of a group of Bradshaw figures

Aboriginal rock painting of a group of Bradshaw figures. Discovered in the late 19th C by Joseph Bradshaw they are considered to be an early form of rock art dating back to 30, 000 years ago, by an immigrant people who predate the present Aborigines. Country of Origin: Australia. Culture: Aboriginal. Place of Origin: King Edward River, Kimberley region Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Tim and Ros Bowden

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Two Ancestors of the Mao Family. Creator: Unknown
Two Ancestors of the Mao Family. Creator: Unknown
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An ancestral figure known as a moai kavakava, emaciated man, worn hung onto its owner at dances
An ancestral figure known as a moai kavakava, emaciated man, worn hung onto its owner at dances
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Mask with a human face and eagle beak representing an ancestor that came to earth as an eagle
Mask with a human face and eagle beak representing an ancestor that came to earth as an eagle
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Chief Mountain, A A northern A Montana, was sacred
Chief Mountain, A A northern A Montana, was sacred
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A stone figure on an old Batak tomb
A stone figure on an old Batak tomb
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Regarded as a portrait of the deceased, a tau tau figure was dressed in his or her clothes
Regarded as a portrait of the deceased, a tau tau figure was dressed in his or her clothes
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Aboriginal cave painting of men smoking pipes and a Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger
Aboriginal cave painting of men smoking pipes and a Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger
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Rock painting of a three mast ship from the Walga Rock cave
Rock painting of a three mast ship from the Walga Rock cave
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Unusual sandsstone carving recently washed up on the beach at Mt Cameron, West
Unusual sandsstone carving recently washed up on the beach at Mt Cameron, West
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Site of Tamsanian Aboriginal rock carvings
Site of Tamsanian Aboriginal rock carvings
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Aboriginal rock painting of a group impish-like figures
Aboriginal rock painting of a group impish-like figures
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Aboriginal rock art of Wandjina figure with a burial underneath it
Aboriginal rock art of Wandjina figure with a burial underneath it
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Mask with a human face and eagle beak representing an ancestor that came to earth as an eagle Featured Image

Mask with a human face and eagle beak representing an ancestor that came to earth as an eagle

Mask with a human face and eagle beak representing an ancestor that came to earth as an eagle. According to Bella Coola mythology four carpenters were employed by the creator, who lives above the sky, to carve the forefathers of mankind. They donned bird and animal cloaks thus enabling them to fly to earth. Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Bella Coola. Date/Period: collected 1913. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. Museum no.2320. Location: 26

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Aboriginal rock of two Wandjina Heads with a burial niche close by
Aboriginal rock of two Wandjina Heads with a burial niche close by
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Aboriginal art in the Walga Rock cave
Aboriginal art in the Walga Rock cave
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Aboriginal painting on a cave ceiling of a Wandjina
Aboriginal painting on a cave ceiling of a Wandjina
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Aboriginal cave painting of a Wandjina
Aboriginal cave painting of a Wandjina
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Entrance to cave with Aboriginal rock paintings, Wary Bay
Entrance to cave with Aboriginal rock paintings, Wary Bay
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Raft Point
Raft Point
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Aboriginal rock painting of Mimi spirits from the Kakadu National Park
Aboriginal rock painting of Mimi spirits from the Kakadu National Park
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Aboriginal rock painting of human-animal spirits from the Kimberley region
Aboriginal rock painting of human-animal spirits from the Kimberley region
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Aboriginal cave painting of a Wadjina
Aboriginal cave painting of a Wadjina
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Aboriginal rock painting from the Kakadu National Park
Aboriginal rock painting from the Kakadu National Park
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A carving depicting paired male and female clan ancestors, from a Lake Sentani mens meeting house
A carving depicting paired male and female clan ancestors, from a Lake Sentani mens meeting house
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An unusual single carving depicting a primordial couple, founders of a Senufo lineage
An unusual single carving depicting a primordial couple, founders of a Senufo lineage
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A carving depicting paired male and female clan ancestors, from a Lake Sentani mens meeting house Featured Image

A carving depicting paired male and female clan ancestors, from a Lake Sentani mens meeting house

A carving depicting paired male and female clan ancestors, from a Lake Sentani men's meeting house. This carving, like many others, was thrown into the lake on the instructions of German missionaries in the nineteenth century and only recovered many years later. Country of Origin: Irian Jaya (New Guinea), Indonesia. Culture: Oceanic. Date/Period: 19th C. Place of Origin: Lake Sentani. Material Size: Wood, h=150 cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/National Gallery of Australia(74.214), formerly Schindler Collection, New York . Location: 01

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Fully rounded figure of a male revered ancestor and village founder, used as a focus
Fully rounded figure of a male revered ancestor and village founder, used as a focus
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Ivory staff or sceptre finial, a prestige carving for royal or chiefly use, depicting
Ivory staff or sceptre finial, a prestige carving for royal or chiefly use, depicting
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Male figure, probably of a village founder or ancestor
Male figure, probably of a village founder or ancestor
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Male figure, probably of an elder or chief, for use in a funerary context
Male figure, probably of an elder or chief, for use in a funerary context
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A wood sculpture of a woman, possibly an ancestor figure
A wood sculpture of a woman, possibly an ancestor figure
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Two sculptures which, according to Jean Laude (ref
Two sculptures which, according to Jean Laude (ref
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An altar iron in the form of a stylized dancing figure
An altar iron in the form of a stylized dancing figure
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A wood sculpture of three figures standing one on top of the other
A wood sculpture of three figures standing one on top of the other
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A wood sculpture of a man, possibly an ancestor figure
A wood sculpture of a man, possibly an ancestor figure
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A sculpture from an ancestral shrine incorporating representations of spears and bells
A sculpture from an ancestral shrine incorporating representations of spears and bells
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An altar iron in the form of a stylized figure with upraised arms
An altar iron in the form of a stylized figure with upraised arms
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A terracotta head from the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild
A terracotta head from the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild
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