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Why does this Qing-dynasty porcelain mimic ivory?
The Arch of Honor praises Maximilian I as the ideal emperor, a paragon of modern rulership, guided by traditional chivalric values but also aggressively modern in both diplomacy and warfare.
Quite possibly the most famous chess pieces in the world, the Lewis Chess Pieces were discovered on the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of northwest Scotland, around 1831.
This luxury pen-case is made from papier mâché with lacquer painting, a tradition inspired by Chinese lacquer.
This embroidery, discovered at Dunhuang, dates from China’s Tang dynasty (618–907) and depicts the Buddha preaching at Vulture Peak – in Buddhist tradition a favorite retreat of the Buddha and his disciples.
Victorian art is often dismissed as overly sentimental and nowhere is this more apparent than in Bubbles.
This picture was taken to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s official state visit to the United States in 2007.
The Shadow of Death is an inspired representation of a youthful Christ who cannot escape his destiny.
Horst's Mainbocher Corset photograph journeyed across oceans and time to transform Vogue into a concept and a verb.
A fragmentary silk painting tells us about Buddhist art along the Silk Roads, numerous Buddhist sacred icons, and the complex life of an object after its creation.
Positioned at the crossroads of Asia, Gandhara has always been an ancient transit zone—as we see in this sculpture of the Buddha
The life of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, from modern-day Senegal, reveals some of the startling and uncomfortable truths behind the historic slave trade.