Jennifer Rose

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Why the Cyrus Cylinder Matters Today

The Cyrus Cylinder as installed at the Getty Villa
The Cyrus Cylinder, Achaemenid, after 539 B.C. Terracotta, 22.9 x 10 cm. The British Museum

Why is this small cylinder of baked clay so famous around the world? More»

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      Isabella of Portugal, painted in 15th-century Netherlands.

      Jeweled fingers, pearls on her necklace, and shiny golden sleeves complement her poise and confidence.

      05/03/15

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