Etruscan 'Evening Shadow' Figure Sculpture
The Etruscan bronze figure sculpture of a young boy known as the Ombre della Sera or 'Evening Shadow'. 3rd century BCE. Height: 57 cm. (Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, Volterra, Italy)
A terracotta sculpture of a male figure from Djenne-Djenno, Mali. 13th century CE (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Progenitrix Sculpture, Lepenski Vir
Progenitrix (Serbian Cyrillic: Прародитељка) is a sculpture dating back from c. 6300 – c. 5900 BCE found at Lepenski Vir (Serbia). Today, it is the symbol of Lepenski Vir. (Lepenski Vir Museum)
Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture
Coping stone fragment depicting a scene from the Sasa Jataka, identified by the inscription at the top. Now housed at the Allahabad Museum, Allahabad, this narrative sculpture is about a story where the Bodhisattva is born as a rabbit and...
Ife Head Sculpture
A sculpture from Ife, capital of the kingdom of Ife (11-15th century CE) in what is today southern Nigeria. Painted plaster cast of a brass original. Height: 35.5 centimetres. 14th to early 15th century CE. (Brtish Museum, London)
Chinese Pig-Dragon Sculpture
A Chinese pig-dragon sculpture. China, probably Yunnan Province, Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368 CE. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Screen Sculpture, Chartres Cathedral
A detail of the sculpture which adorns the screen of the chancel of Chartres Cathedral, France. Executed from c. 1530 CE and slowly added to over the following two centuries, the screen has 40 niches containing large figure sculptures depicting...
Roman Sculpture of an African Acrobat
This marble sculpture from Rome, Italy dates to sometime between the 1st Century BCE and the 1st Century CE. It portrays a young male Aethiopian, or black African, acrobat balancing on a crocodile. (British Museum, London)
Nabataean Relief Sculpture of Atargatis
This stone sculpture of Atargatis (Ataratheh), the Syrian goddess of fertility in Classical Antiquity, once decorated the entrance of a Nabataean temple in modern-day southern Jordan. The Nabataeans were a prosperous people who built a wealthy...
Egyptian Baboon Sculpture
This ancient Egyptian sculpture made of basalt dates from the 13th century BCE and depicts a seated baboon. The baboon was associated with Thoth—the god of wisdom, science, and measurement. Baboons were thus often represented with water...