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Tanagra Terracotta Woman Figurine.  Himation Robe. Vase.  Hellenistic Greek Period.  Boeotia Greece

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    In the 1860s, Greek field peasants unearthed hundreds of clay figurines in ancient graves near the town of Bratsi, in the region of Boeotia, 40+ miles north of Athens.  The more they dug, the more they unearthed beautifully made small terracotta statues.  They seemed to be… Continue reading

The Temple:  Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth.  New Book. Lundquist.

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  The idea of a temple as a holy precinct, the meeting place of heaven and earth, is central to many of the world’s religions.  Offering a wide-ranging study of sites of worship, from tomb-temples of ancient Egypt to the temple of Hephaistos in Athens, the Kaabah in Mecca… Continue reading

Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail:  This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD.  These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face.  This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome.  Tomb guardians… Continue reading
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