The Magnificence of Early Chinese Art. Paleolithic culture in China yields up the usual potteries, stone weapons, and bone implements of early crafts and craftsmanship.
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Metalwork: Metalwork, useful and decorative objects fashioned of various metals, including copper, iron, silver, bronze, lead, gold, and brass. The earliest man-made objects were of stone, wood, bone, and earth.
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49. “Glove Cycle” by Mags Harries, 1984 Inside Porter Square MBTA stop, Cambridge (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) The 54 bronze gloves seemingly lost throughout the station — and especially cascading down the long escalator — feel like a monument to the pains of winter commuting.
New Zealand Stamp New Issues. Last updated April 2011. This page contains information on the stamps issued by New Zealand Post, and also by a number of private postal services.
Central Asian arts – Visual arts: The earliest artifacts discovered in Central Asia were found in Siberia and western Turkistan and are from about the 13th millennium bc.
Every culture must find a way to reconcile the polar opposites – male/female, good/bad, sky/earth, birth/death – that are characteristic of the human condition.
Etymology. The word "automaton" is the latinization of the Greek αὐτόματον, automaton, (neuter) "acting of one's own will".This word was first used by Homer to describe automatic door opening, or automatic movement of wheeled tripods.