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Sacred Stories, Myths and Legends

Explores objects that communicate beliefs about creation, life, and death from many cultures and historical periods.

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Winged Genius

Unknown, Assyrian
Alabaster
Assyrian Sculpture; made in Nimrud

Crest Mask: Male Antelope (Chi Wara)

Unknown, Bamana
Wood, fiber, and metal
Bamana Mask; Made in Mali

The Goddess Taweret

Unknown, Egyptian
Faience
11th-4th centuries BCE Egyptian Ceramics

Standing Male Figure

Unknown, Egyptian
Wood, paint
Egyptian Sculpture

Togatus

Unknown, Roman
Marble
Roman Sculpture

Rhythm Pounder (Deble)

Unknown, Senufo
Wood
Senufo Sculpture; Made in Côte d'Ivoire

Helmet Mask (Waniougo)

Unknown, Senufo
Wood
Senufo Mask; Made in Côte d’Ivoire

Figure of Quetzalcoatl

Unknown, Aztec
Volcanic stone
12th-15th centuries Mexican Stonework

Two Genii

Hans Sebald Beham
Copper engraving
16th Century German Print

The Cave of Eternity (The Magician)

Hendrik Goltzius
Chiaroscuro woodcut in green, ocher and black on wove paper
Dutch Print

Quetzalcoatl

Rufino Tamayo
Mixograph on handmade paper
Mexican Print

Orpheus: Maenads Dancing

Gerhard Marcks
Woodcut
20th Century German Print

Drunken Silenus

Jusepe de Ribera
Etching and engraving
17th Century Spanish Print

Hercules and Antaeus (after Mantegna)

Unknown, German
Etching
Early 19th Century German Print


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