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When some look at art, they might just see a beautiful vase or a well-done etching of a street scene from 19th century Salamanca. But look closely: every work of art reveals something about the world in which it was made, from ancient Egypt to 21st century Detroit. This rather engaging interactive exhibit from the Getty Museum invites visitors to look at four items from this collection for just such a close look. The items here include a silver fountain, a wall light, a side chair, and a lidded bowl. Each item will give visitors the opportunity to learn about a unique period in human history by looking at the various tools and technologies used to create it. Additionally, curious parties can view a collection of links that will encourage further exploration.

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  • Arts > History
  • Arts > Visual Arts

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    Keywords:

    NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140812113730134T,Arts -- Visual arts,History/Policy/Law,Arts -- History,Social Sciences,NSDL

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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