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2. Phoebe Apperson HearstMuseum of Anthropology 3. Slab stela of the kings son, Wepemnofret; paintedlimestoneGiza, cemetery 1200, tomb 1201; Old Kingdom, Dynasty4, reign of Khufu, ca. 2625-2500 B.C.Collected by George Reisner, 1905.6-19825"This carved stone relief depicts the Kings sonWepemnofret seated at an offering table. His elite statusis demonstrated by his extensive titulary dress (valancedwig, noble beard, and leopard-skin wrap), and use of astool made of costly wood. The text on the stelacontains his numerous titles, a list of the provisionsthought essential for his Afterlife existence (includingincense, eye paint, oils, wine, and foodstuffs), and a listof the linen that may have been included in his burial.Slab stelae derive exclusively from Giza, where theywere installed in the eastern facades of mastaba tombslocated in the elite cemeteries immediately west of theGreat Pyramid. Their markedly uniform style anddecorative scheme suggest they were the products of(at most) two generations of artists. The high quality oftheir execution indicates that they were royal gifts to aselect group of royal relatives and officers. Of the onlyfifteen examples (four in the Hearst Museum) known tohave survived, that of Wepemnofret stands out as oneof the largest, the best preserved, most complex, andone of the earliest examples." Cathleen Keller (Curatorof Egyptian Art and Epigraphy). 4. Curators ChoiceHead of a one-eyed man, sarcophagus fragment,marbleItaly, Rome; ca. 250 A.D.84274Highly polished and deftly exploiting the shifting effectsof light to achieve a sense of quivering immediacy, thishead is a masterpiece of the impressionist portraitstyle of the mid third century A.D. The convulsiveclosure of the mans right eye dominates the entire playof his facial musculature. Living in an age when thirtyemperors ruled Rome in fifty years and the empire wastorn by war and insurrection, he confronts the futurewith a resolute, even defiant expression, entirelywithout illusions. Andrew Stewart (Co-Curator of Greekand Roman Archaeology). 5. Asian ArtMuseum 6. Object ID: B64P18Designation: Drummer on horsebackDate: 618-906Medium: Glazed low-fired ceramicPlace of Origin: China | Shaanxiprovince or Henan provinceStyle or Ware: sancaiCredit Line: The Avery BrundageCollectionLabel: The position of the hands inthis example indicates that the figureis a drummer. Depictions of musicianson horseback were among the manyinnovations reflecting the influenceof Central Asia following the fall ofthe Han dynasty.Subject: horse | drummer | musician| manOn display: yesCollection: SCULPTUREDimensions: H. 14 5/8 in x W. 13 in xD. 4 3/4 in, H. 37.2 cm x W. 33 cm x D.12.1 cmDepartment: CHIN 7. Object ID: B60S10+Designation: Seated buddha Amitabha(Amida)Date: 794-1185Medium: Lacquered and gilded on woodPlace of Origin: JapanCredit Line: The Avery Brundage CollectionLabel: Amida, lord of the WesternParadise, is seated in deep concentrationwith half-closed eyes and hands held in thegesture of meditation. During the eleventhand twelfth centuries, images like thiswere created in large numbers as a directresult of the popularity of Pure LandBuddhism in Japan. This teachinginstructed believers about the horrors ofBuddhist hell and celebrated the glories ofthe Western Paradise, which can beattained through meditation and recitationof Amidas name.Subject: buddha | BuddhismOn display: yesCollection: SCULPTUREDimensions: H. 35 in x W. 29 in x D. 31 in,H. 88.9 cm x W. 73.6 cm x D. 78.7 cm(figure); H. 26 1/2 in x W. 43 in x D. 44 in,H. 67.3 cm x W. 109.2 cm x D. 111.8 cm(base)Department: JAPN 8. de YoungMuseum 9. Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion andPower from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, ViennaOctober 29, 2011 - February 12, 2012Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion andPower is a worldwide exclusive presentation of 50paintings by Venetian painters Titian, Giorgione,Veronese, Tintoretto, Mantegna, and more, primarily fromthe sixteenth century, all on loan fromthe Gemldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum inVienna. Featured are outstanding examples of the work ofthese artists that were collected by the archdukes andemperors of the Habsburg family, which are among themost celebrated holdings in the collections of theGemldegalerie.Key works include Titians sumptuous Dane (1560s),Mantegnas tortured Saint Sebastian (14571459) andfour rare paintings by Giorgione, including The ThreePhilosophers (ca. 15081509) and Portrait of a YoungWoman (Laura) (1506). The exhibition also includes worksby Palma, Bordone, Bassano, and more. Together, theseexamples represent the range of Venetianaccomplishment in Renaissance-era painting. 10. Relief from the Tomb of Mentuemhet, ca. 660 BCEgypt, ThebesLimestone with polychrome14 x 18 (35.6 x 45.7 cm)Museum purchase, M.H. de Young MemorialMuseum51.4.2 11. California Palace ofthe Legion of Honor 12. Niobid Group, Spreckels Painter, GreekRed-Figure Pelike, ca. 450 BCGreece, Athens, GreekTerracotta14 5/8 x 11 (37.1 x 27.9 cm)Gift of the Queen of Greece through Alma deBretteville Spreckels1925.346.42 13. Grace Cathedral