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North American Art

Scrimshaw: True American Art

Despite the enormity of whales, those pursuing them could go weeks, even months at a time without seeing a single one. With all that time between...

Anthony de Feo 4 June 2021

Wild, Practical, Erotic and Magical: The Miniature World of Netsuke

Originating in 17th century Japan during the Edo Period, Netsuke (pronounced nets-keh) are toggles that attach pouches to the traditional robes,...

Nadine Waldmann 29 October 2020

Medieval Art

The Complicated Meaning and Mysterious Origin of The Cloisters Cross

The Cloisters Cross is a beautiful English Romanesque walrus ivory cross, likely dating to the middle of the 12th century. From the moment it...

Alexandra Kiely 19 January 2019