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“Astarte” Figures, Clay 13th century B.C. Cyprus.

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*Cut Paper Sculptures Made out of Artforum Magazine - http://laughingsquid.com/cut-paper-sculptures-made-out-of-artforum-magazine/

Cut Paper Sculptures Made out of Artforum Magazine

Talk about texture! Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper

Ancient Greek mosaic recently uncovered in Zeugma, Turkey, 2000 years old.

2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Uncovered In Turkey Before Being Lost To Flooding

Beautiful uncovered Mosaic from Greece. Zeugma (Turquia) 2000 years old Mosaic from Bri

late Stone Age, terra-cotta sculpture, known as The Thinker. unearthed in the lower Danube region, near Cernavoda in Romania. (c.5,000 BCE)

late Stone Age art, this terracotta sculpture, known as The Thinker (“Ganditorul”), was unearthed in 1956 in the lower Danube region, near Cernavoda in Romania. it is believed to be the oldest known prehistoric sculpture that reflects human introspection.

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This is a hand carved sculpture of an ancient Persian horse, one of the many that once decorated the palaces of the Persian "kings of the kings". It was first carved in clay, and then it was produced in cast stone.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, (Nike of Samothrace) is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). H.W. Janson described it as "the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture." It was created to not only honor the goddess, Nike, but to honor a sea battle.Modern excavations suggest that the Victory occupied a niche in an open-air theater and also suggest it accompanied an altar that was within view of the ship monument of Demetrius I Poliorcetes (337–283 BC).

The Winged Victory of Samothrace ~ The Louvre, Paris, France. She is also named nike. So nike is the god of victory. people thought when they won that is was because of nike. So she was an amazing god in greek.

Back of statue RR-001-157 displaying petroglyphs exposed by excavation. © Easter Island Statue Project

Easter Island heads have bodies! The back of this statue shows petroglyphs exposed by excavation. - photo from Easter Island Statue Project

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The little people street art, produced by slinkachu, makes miniature models of people in strange situations on everyday streets.

Modelo de retroexcavadora Tractor cargadora por Metalmodelhouse

Backhoe Tractor Loader Metal Sculpture Mother's Day Gifts Model Recycled Handmade Art Gift for Anniversary Birthday Gift For Mother

Backhoe Tractor Loader Metal Sculpture Model Recycled Handmade Art Gift for Anniversary Birthday Christmas Wedding

A 2,000-year-old marble statue of a goddess has been discovered among dozens of broken columns and inscriptions during excavation at an ancient theater in central Greece.

Artemis, marble statue of the hunting goddess, dressed in a short belted tunic and a deerskin. Found in a greek theatre built in the C. BCE which was rebuilt two centuries later after an earthquake.

Roman Villa by Marte.Marte Architects    A sculpture planted between the remnants of two different house types, helping make the excavation site a landmark.  //Tumblr

Roman Villa by Marte.Marte Architects A sculpture planted between the remnants of two different house types, helping make the excavation site a landmark.

I love Eygpt!  Archaeologists in Egypt are excavating the first stretch of a two-mile avenue lined with hundreds of carved sphinxes.  Reportedly, this "Avenue of the Sphinxes" was built more than 3,000 years ago.

Art History: Architecture - Archaeologists in Egypt are excavating the first stretch of a two-mile avenue lined with hundreds of carved sphinxes. Reportedly, this "Avenue of the Sphinxes" was built more than years ago.

Tree sculptures by Giuseppe Penone at Versailles. Following the trace of lost branches through the tree knots, the artist excavates the original sapling that over time became a large tree.

Giuseppe Penone's Incredible Tree Sculptures at Versailles

Giuseppe Penone, Albero Porta-Cedro/Door Tree-Cedar, Cedar wood, 124 x 41

Take a look at "Rebound" at the Hasley Institute of Contemporary Art. Five contemporary artists who dissect, sculpt and transform books and other printed material into art. A dozen more images at the link:  http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/06/rebound-dissections-and-excavations-in-book-art-at-the-halsey-institute-of-contemporary-art

Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art sculpture books. This is by Guy Laramee

https://flic.kr/p/oC7PNt | Claudius | Colossal head of Claudius recut from Caligula. Vatican Inv. 242.  Found in excavations of Ocriculum around 1780.

https://flic.kr/p/oC7PNt | Claudius | Colossal head of Claudius recut from Caligula. Vatican Inv. 242. Found in excavations of Ocriculum around 1780.

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