Madrasa Mosque of Sultan Hassan. Begun 1356. Mamluk Period
Mosque Lamp of Sayf al-din Tuquztimur. 1340. Mamluk
Sinan. Mosque of Selim II. 1568-1575. Ottoman Empire.
Sinan. Interior of Mosque of Selim II. 1568-1575. Ottoman Empire.
Aerial View of the Great Mosque. Isfahan, Iran. 11th-17th Century. Seljuk.
Mihrab from the Madrasa Imami. 1354. Seljuk.
Bihzad. The Seduction of Yusef. folio 52 of the Bustan. 1488. Timurid.
Maqsud of Kashan. Carpet from the Funerary Mosque of Shaykh Safi-al-din. 1540. Safavid
Canteen with Episodes from the Life of Christ. 1240-1250. Ayyubid.
a cursive style of Islamic calligraphy
Colossal Head, La Venta, Mexico. 900-40BCE. Olmec.
Ceremonial Axe in the form of a were-jaguar. ca. 900-400BCE. Olmec.
Drinker (Seated Figure with Raised Arms). 200BCE-500CE. Preclassical West Mexico.
Aerial View of Teotihuacan. Mexico. 50-250BCE. Teotihuacan.
Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Citadel. 3rd Century. Teotihuacan.
Goddess Mural. 650-750CE. Teotihuacan.
Ball Court. Copan, Honduras. 738. Maya.
Stele D portaying Ruler 13. 736. Maya.
Temple of the Giant Jaguar. 732. Maya
Ball Player from Jaina Island. 700-900. Maya.
Presentation of Captives to Lord Chan Muwan. 790. Maya.
Pendant in the Form of a bat-faced man. After 1000. Tairona Culture.
Raimondi Stele. Chavin de Huantar, Peru. 800-200BCE. Chavin.
an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
prehistoric bevelled-edge axe
o Representation of a supernatural figure that is half jaguar and half human, Common symbol in Preclassic Mesoamerica
Architectural style diagnostic of Teotihuacan
Aztec nature god, feathered serpent, his disappearance and promised return coincided with the arrival of Cortes
the study of ancient inscriptions
reclining figure used for sacrifices
a male figure that functions as a supporting column
The artist cuts the design into the surface so that the highest projecting parts of the image are no higher than the surface itself
Embroidered Funerary Mante. 1st Century. Paracas Culture.
Bridge Spouted Vessel with FLying Figures. 50-200. Nasca.
Hummingbird. 500. Nasca.
Bridge Vessek with Portrait Head. 5th-6th Century. Moche Culture.
Ear Ornament. ca 300. Moche Culture.
Gateway of the Sun. 375-700. Tiwanaku.
Burial Mask. 100. Ipiatak/ Eskimo.
Serpent Mound. 1070. Mississippian Culture.
Bowl with Two Cranes and Geometric Forms. 1250. Mimbres.
Cliff Palace. 1150-1300. Ancestral Puebloan.
Large underground chamber used by the Anasazi for religious ceremonies.
Aztec skull rack
System of knotted colored cords used by preliterate Andean peoples to transmit information.
Precisely cut, regularly shaped, and fitted stone used in masonry constructed without mortar.
Refers to any supernatural being represented in painted figurines made by the Hopi and Zuni Indians in Arizona. It may also refer to the costumes of supernatural impersonators.
Running Horned Woman. 6000-4000 BCE. Prehistoric.
Nok Head. 500 BCE - 200CE. Nok.
King, from Ita Yemoo. 11th to 12th Century. Ile-Ifu.
Archer, from Djenne, Mali. 13th to 15th Century. Djenne.
Great Mosque at Djenne, Mali. begun 13th Century. Djenne.
Beta Giorghis, 13th Century, Lalibela.
Walls and Tower, Great Enclosure, Zimbabwe, 14th Century, Zimbabwe.
Monolith with Bird and Crocodile. 15th Century, Zimbabwe.
Waist Pendant of the Queen Mother. 1520. Benin Kingdom.
Altar to the Hand and Arm. 17th to 18th Century. Benin Kingdom.
A convention of representation in which part of a figure is shown in profile and another part of the same figure is shown frontally; also called twisted perspective.
A Benin royal shrine.