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Tiffany and Company used this reproductive technique to create presentation copies of a sterling silver vase.

The Electrotyping Process










Portrait of the Boy Eutyches (Faiyum)
These mummy portraits are unlike anything from ancient Egypt, combining Roman naturalism with Egyptian function.

Faiyum mummy portraits



Virgin and Child in Majestry thumbnail
A serene Mary offers her draped lap as a throne for Christ. Her outsized hands direct the viewer to the divine.

Virgin and Child in Majesty






Jasper Johns, White Flag
Layers of built-up wax obscure headlines and newspaper images in this painting composed of three canvases.

Jasper Johns, White Flag


Calder, Mobile, 1941
Calder injected motion into sculpture with his mobiles—the viewer’s mere presence impacts their movement.

Alexander Calder, Mobile