Location City: New York City







Detail, Keru Vessel, Inka, lacquered wood, Colonial, Peru (Brooklyn Museum) Keru Cup. Inka. Colonial. Wood; lacquered, 7 3/8 x 6 15/16inches / 18.7 x 17.6cm (Brooklyn Museum)
Although this vessel depicts a royal Inka couple, it was produced after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.

Keru Vessel



This pot stood above a grave, and the female mourners depicted on it tear out their hair in grief.

Terracotta Krater





Giacomo Balla, Street Light (detail), c. 1910-11 (dated on painting 1909), oil on canvas, 174.7 x 114.7 cm (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Rejecting traditional subject matter, Balla paints an object that is forthrightly modern and technological.

Giacomo Balla, Street Light



This fabulously-dressed mirror-bearer imitates the humans who performed this function in the royal courts.

Mirror-Bearer











Illuminated Gospel
This 15th century manuscript is based on Egyptian Coptic sources, but its creators imbued it with local flair.

Illuminated Gospel