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Tag Archives: Mediterranean

Ink, Silk, and Gold: The Regions



In the cities of Cairo, Aleppo, and Damascus, architecture and art flourished under the patronage of Mamluk rulers (1250 – 1517) made rich by trade. Elaborate lamps, pulpits, and stands holding Qur’an manuscripts were present in mosques and tombs. Many ornate objects made from brass heavily inlaid with silver and copper, were used at court.

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Top 10 Facts About the Ancient Etruscans



This series will highlight 10 quick and easy facts about different cultures, artistic movements, and stylistic periods. Stay tuned for the next list in the series!

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In the Gallery: Beggars Gambling by Pieter Verelst



The Verelst family was something of an artistic dynasty. Pieter Harmensz Verelst was born in Dordrecht around 1618. In 1656, the artist…

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In the Gallery: Etruscan – Mirror



Etruscan civilization flourished in Italy from the ninth to the first century B.C. when the Etruscans were integrated into the Roman Empire. Little is known about their culture including their origin, and their language is …

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What’s Blooming? Rosemary!



Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. The name “rosemary” derives from…

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