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Grief and Mourning Rituals

A wooden post of stacked geometric forms and a small seated figure on top, seated at a table.
Standing human figure on a round base with hands at the sides. There is a metal loop around one ankle and a string of black beads around the neck. On each cheek are four horizontal marks topped by three vertical marks. The hair is in a conical shape with a raised central groove surrounded by diagonal lines on each side and coated with blue pigment. 
Standing female figure with each foot on a small base. The hands rest at the sides and around the neck, waist, and ankles are strings of various colored beads. Cowrie shells are strung around the wrists. The pupils of the eyes are metal and on each cheek there are three vertical grooves. The hair is in a rounded comb-like shape with designs of arches and diagonal lines, coated in blue pigment. 
Cloth figure of a human, bound around human remains. The figure is in a seated position with arms outstretched. The torso and neck are cylindrical and elongated.
Photograph of a tableau from a Catholic church in Calvario, Patzuaro, Mexico. The scene includes a male figure at the center, with two women and one man arranged behind him.
A view down onto a large public square where a long line of people file into a stone mausoleum.
A group of women all wearing black with their heads covered in black mourning a man in a suit laying down. His hands are crossed over his body and he has a beard.
A group of Hassidic men standing over a body covered in a cloth. There are windows behind them.
A black and white photo of three canoes.
A red earthenware ceramic model of a goat pen, containing one ram and three ewes, with a small shed over the pen with stairs.  The exterior and goats are covered in a green lead glaze with iridescence and calcification.


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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

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