Posts Tagged ‘Worcester Art Museum’

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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

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An Ancient Sandstone Sculpture of the Elephant-Headed Hindu God Ganesha Seen on Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA

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From a Recent Exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum of Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Religious Art From 17th & 18th Century South America Entitled “Highest Heaven”, a Couple of Nude Infant Jesuses Carved From Ivory on Display (Note the Inexplicable Sight of the Infant Jesus on the Left Resting His Right Hand on What Appears to Be the Skull of a Human Baby on a Pedestal!)


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 the Worcester Art Museum’s Exterior