Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple in Luxor, Egypt, built around 1400 BCE during the New Kingdom era.

Tikal temple, Guatemala

This temple is part of the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, in modern-day Guatemala. It was built around 732 AD.

The Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

The Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali, is an adobe mosque built in 1907 on top of a similar mosque that dated back to the 13th century.

Ceramic urn, Zapotec (200-800 CE), Oaxaca State, Mexico

This is a ceramic urn used to commemorate the dead by the Zapotec people (c.200-800 CE) in modern-day Mexico. It is currently on display at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL.

Bust of Queen Nefertiti

The Nefertiti Bust is a 3,300-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. Owing to the work, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world, and an icon of feminine beauty. The work is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose.

Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock, al-Aqsa Mosque, the Old City, Jerusalem, Israel. Inside is the place where the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to Heaven, according to legend.

Three-headed Male Figure

Date: 19th–early 20th century
Geography: Republic of Congo
Culture: Kuyu peoples
Medium: Wood, pigment
Dimensions: H. 53 3/4 in. (136.5 cm)
Classification: Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line: Purchase, Funds from various donors, Daniel and Marian Malcolm Gift, and Laura and James J. Ross Gift, 2006
Accession Number: 2006.447

Samurai Mask, Edo-era

Samurai mask from the Edo period, 1710, cast iron.

Bust of Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great)

Peter the Great (Reign: 7 May 1682 – 8 February 1725). Through a number of successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, westernized, and based on The Enlightenment. Peter's reforms made a lasting impact on Russia and many institutions of Russian government traced their origins to his reign.

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Ritual Seat for a Noble, Osa' Osa

Ritual Seat for a Noble (Osa' osa)

Date: 19th century
Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Gomo and Tae River region
Culture: Ono Niha people
Medium: Stone
Dimensions: H. 27 1/4 x W. 50 x D. 30 1/4 in. (69.2 x 127 x 76.8 cm)
Classification: Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Jean Paul and Monique Barbier-Mueller, 1988
Accession Number: 1988.125.1

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