AP Art History

The Ambum Stone, c. 1500 B.C.E., greywacke, 
Ambum Valley, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea.
This intriguing artifact has a 3,500-year history. The latest chapter? A political debate over cultural heritage.

Ambum Stone

Anthropomorphic Stele
This stone marker depicts an abstracted human. How should we interpret one of the Arabia’s earliest artifacts?

Anthropomorphic stele

Bushel with ibex motifs
This beautiful pot was created over 5,000 years ago, and its decoration echoes its shape.

Bushel with ibex motifs

Jade Cong
Found in large numbers in burials, these Chinese carvings constitutes an enormous effort by skilled craftsman.

Jade Cong

Apollo 11 cave stones
What can a few stones tell us about the origins of art? More than you might think!

Apollo 11 Cave Stones

Lascaux, Hall of Bulls
Mysteries surround the cave paintings at Lascaux, but it’s clear our use of images has a long history.

Hall of Bulls, Lascaux

Playful figurines, including plump pigs and canine companions, represent scenes of daily life and nature.

Tlatilco Figurines