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West Mexican Ceramics Authenticated

Just prior to Wake Forest University commencement, the Museum opened a new exhibit, West Mexican Shaft Tomb Ceramics, featuring honors thesis research completed by senior Anthropology major ...

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MOA to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The Museum of Anthropology is proud to announce its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the ...

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Isis Figure

This bronze Egyptian figurine represents Isis, goddess of life and fertility, nursing her son Horus, the divine ancestor of the pharaohs.  It dates to the Late Dynastic Period, roughly 700 to ...

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Luba Headrest

Luba Headrest
This headrest is from the Luba people, a Bantu-speaking group who live in south central Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Headrests are popular throughout Central Africa as well as in other ...

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Japanese Kokeshi Dolls


Kokeshi are carved wooden dolls known for their slender bodies, round heads, and lack of limbs.  They first became popular in northern Japan during the Edo Period (1603-1868), when they were ...

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