Posts Tagged ‘Worcester Art Museum’


Although They Are Easy to Miss, a Series of Small Lion Heads Carved From Stone Can Be Seen on the Cornice That Runs Along the Top of the Worcester Art Museum’s Exterior (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 30, 2017)

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A Pre-Columbian Ceramic Sculpture of a Pot-Belly Dog From Ancient Mexico Seen on Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 6, 2020)

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This Early 12th Century Carved Stone Capital From a Column of the Notre-Dame de Montermoyen in Bourges, France (On Display at the Worcester Art Museum) Depicts Human Beings Being Devoured Alive by Various Monsters and Beasts Including Two Very Hungry Lions (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 13, 2015)

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A Pair of Giant Black Knight Chess Pieces (in the Form of Abstract Horse Heads) Stand on the Sidelines After Being Captured in a Game of Oversize Chess Played in the Courtyard of the Worcester Art Museum (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 18, 2016)

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A Pre-Columbian Ceramic Sculpture of a Pot-Belly Dog From Ancient Mexico Seen on Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA

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A Large Limestone Carving of a Seated Buddha From 6th Century Northern Wei Dynasty Seen on Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA

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An Ancient Stone Statue of an Unidentified Hindu Goddess on Permanent Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA

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An Ancient Statue Carved From Limestone of the Mysterious Egyptian Figure Hapidefai (Whose Significance Is Lost to History) Found on Display at the Worcester Art Museum

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An Ancient Chinese Stone Carving of a Dog Seen on Display at the Worcester, MA

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A Marble Head Sculpted in the 2nd Century A.D. of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, Seen on Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA