This was created for a young girl in Asia Minor and was shipped all the way to rome. In this piece, all four sides are carved in great detail with winged goddesses in each corner. The wings of the goddess' hold garlands around the whole piece. One side of the piece had a theatrical mask for tragedy (as seen in photo) and the other has a mask for comedy. The top of it is shaped as a temple roof and can be opened. Eros (cupid) figures around the whole piece hold up the bust of a crowned deity on the left, and on the right is a young girl who the piece was intended for. A large stone figure of a nude youth with its left food forward, called Kouros (plural Kouroi), was the most common male representation during the Archaic period. Usually, these statues have their hands by their sides, but this one has the shoulders pulled back and the hands curiously set below the chest. The now-missing right hand was either attached to the side like the better-preserved left palm, or it was placed close to the body holding its offering. and was on the interior wall of the palace of King Ashurnasirpal II. It displays a Winged Genius (a benevolent deity identified as divine by his horned headdress and wings) who is holding a cone in one hand and a bucket in the other as he anoints a sacred tree that would have appeared on the relief next to it. The Winged Genius had a protective function and would have been placed as a guardian on either side of a door way. The Winged Genius in the relief was originally painted with red, white, and blue wings, a white robe with a golden outline, a black beard, and a golden head dress. This is a picture of the statue of the Greek Goddess of victory, Nike. Nike is the most commonly portrayed goddess on Greek coins in the present day and is placed all over Greece. This exact statue was made out of bronze and you can clearly see how the bronze faded from its original color to a greenish black color. The most common clue that this statue is the Goddess Nike is because of the way her feet are placed one in front of the other and the way her wings are placed behind her. He was one of Egypt's earliest deities and was thought to have been made of the elements death, regeneration, and fertility in his mythology. Here, the god is seen in a mummiform garmet with his hands sticking out of the wrapping in order to hold the royal insignia of crook and flail. This impressive statue was the temple dedication to a wealthy devotee. Jill Baltz Beginning in the 1820s, the academy in Düsseldorf, a town on the Rhine River, began to attract artists from other German cities and from abroad. Achenbach, one of Düsseldorf's most influential painters in the mid-19th century, specialized in the sublime mode of landscape painting, in which man is dwarfed by nature's might and fury. Although it is hard to see, the texture of the crashing waves is pristinely accurate, which helps to create this rough ocean scene. The violence and fluidity of the waves could possibly be a remark on the sheer power nature can display. The tattered American flag on the rocks in the foreground implies that there is a shipwreck just out of view, reminding us about the fragility of human life in the hands of nature. This is an Egyptian board game called "senet." It usually involved 30 squares on which the pieces moved and utilized 14 game pieces, such as the ones shown in the picture. Originally, senet had been a game played mostly by adults and symbolized the struggle of good versus evil. The main object of the game was to get the piece to the end, which was the "Kingdom of Osiris." During the 18th dynasty, the game acquired religious significance and became more of a representation of the soul's journey to achievement of immortality. The statue below is from the 1st century AD, it is made out of marble and is heavily influenced by the Greeks Hellenistic period. The statue is of an Emperor wearing a toga, the actualy statue is colossal in size because it was most likely show cased in a public place to show power. Besides the size, other indicators of power are the elaborately decorated shoes he is wearing. It was erected in the Forum of Augustus in Rome for generations. The head portion of the statue was restored in the 18th century. Emily Carver