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an appendage of the former, and its sculptures represent the birth and education of the youthful deity, Horus, whose parents Noum, or Kneph and Athor (Hathor), were worshipped in the larger edifice. The principal temple is dedicated to Noum, whose symbol is the disc of the sun, supported by two asps and the extended wings of a vulture. Its sculptures represent (Rosellini, ''Monum. del Culto'', p. 240, tav. xxxviii.) the progress of the Sun, Phre-Hor-Hat, Lord of Heaven, moving

to the pronaos by broad steps. The whole area of the building was surrounded by a wall high, of great thickness. Like so many of the Egyptian temples, that of Apollinopolis was capable of being employed as a fortress. It stood about a third of a mile from the river. The sculptures, although carefully and indeed beautifully executed, are of the Ptolemaic era (Ptolemies), the earliest portion of the temple having been erected by Ptolemy VI Philometor in 181 BC. Apollonopolis

is depicted upon the walls of its temple followed by a tame lion, and in the act of striking down the chiefs of his enemies. The name of Ptolemy V Epiphanes is found also inscribed upon a doorway. Although the scale of the ruins are impressive, their sculptures and hieroglyphics (Egyptian hieroglyphs) attest to the decline of Egyptian art. The west wall features reliefs of Ptolemy VI Philometor and Ptolemy VIII Physcon. The pronaos, which alone exists, resembles in style

Union Square, San Francisco

; ref Public art thumb Union Square in San Francisco (File:Union Square in San Francisco.jpg) Beginning in 2009, painted heart sculptures from the ''Hearts in San Francisco'' public art installation have been installed in each of the four corners of the square. Each year, the sculptures are auctioned off to benefit the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and new sculptures painted by various artists are installed in their place. Many of the sculptures are permanently


. Festivals thumb Wood sculptures at "Drevlyandia" festival in 2009 (File:Парк Перемога3.JPG) The city is famous for its sculpture festivals - "Kryzhtal" (held in winter, sculptures are made of ice), "Drevlyandia" (held in summer, sculptures are made of wood, then placed in parks around the city), and "Zhyvyi Kamin" (held in autumn, sculptures are made of stone). Along with the last, "Cherkasy's Singing Nights" are held in the open-air theater

in 1995 to the 400year birthday of the Hetman. A bronze sculpture, mounted on a pedestal of stylized processed granite blocks. On both sides of the pedestal - the stele of granite blocks, which is mounted eight boards with inscriptions: The Battle of Zhollty Vody, The Battle of Korsun, Victory at Pilyavtsami, The triumphal entry into Kiev, Victory at Zbarazh and Zborov, Battle of Berestechko, Taking the Krakow and Warsaw. On both sides of the pedestal made of granite blocks, set two bronze sculptures

floor rooms are constantly used for periodic exhibitions. In the museum you can see the folk art medium Podniprovya, iconography 18-19th centuries. and portrait painting of 18-19th centuries. A significant part is contemporary works, drawings, sculptures. *

Landa de Matamoros

"tilacoqrogob" The main doorway is guarded by sculptures of Saints Peter (Saint Peter) and Paul (Saint Paul). There are two niches with Saint Joseph with the Child Jesus and one with an image of the Immaculate

theater mostly for use in parades and traditional festivals. Mojiganga figures are made with a reed frame to which the cardboard is applied. Bernal is noted for its masks made of paper and plaster which are often molded. In the city of Querétaro they make masks and mojiganga items, as well as large paper sculptures such as the Judas figures, which are burned. Jiménez González, p 41-42. - 010 Landa de Matamoros Landa de

and choir area, a sacristy, atrium with cross and chapels in the corners of the atrium called “capillas posas.” There is also a pilgrims’ gate, a cloister and quarters for the priest. The interior has a number of sculptures including one of “Our Lady of Light.” The facade is marked by a rhomboid window surrounded by a representation of the cord Franciscans use to tie their habits. The basic theme of the facade is mercy, represented

San Juan de los Lagos

; The current structure dates from the 17th century. Its facade is simple, made of sandstone with a single tower that has Corinthian columns (Corinthian order) and vegetative reliefs. The portal is simple with a rounded arch. The choral window has a sandstone frame and niches above it with sculptures. The interior is a single nave with a main altar in Baroque style in white sandstone, with Solomonic columns that support a semicircular pediment. The rest of the decoration is simple with some

sculptures of saints on the walls. To the side of this chapel is a former hospital, which also has a simple facade and portal. The Capilla del Pocito is where, according to legend, a small girl brought forth a fresh water spring in 1663 by striking the area with a stone. The spring still flows. The Temple of Calvary dates from the 17th century, constructed in pink sandstone. It has the appearance of a Greek temple

with stairways, arches and columns. The facade features large sculptures of the Twelve Apostles . The Parish of San Juan Bautista was constructed in 1648. The Temple of the Holy Family was constructed in 1841 in Neoclassical style. The Parish of Sangre de Cristo was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century. The Rita Pérez School was built in the 1770s in Neocolonial style. It began as a gambling house, then an inn

San Martín Tilcajete

Tilcajete San Martín Tilcajete Ocotlán (Ocotlán District, Oaxaca) - - 245 San Martín Tilcajete San Martín Tilcajete Ocotlán (Ocotlán District, Oaxaca) - '''Alebrijes''' ( ) are brightly colored Mexican folk art (Mexican handcrafts and folk art) sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. After dreaming the creatures while sick in the 1930s, he began to create what

and a textil artisan Maria Sabina from Oaxaca. Although the Oaxaca valley area already had a history of carving animal and other types of figures from wood, it was at this time, when Bronowski's workshop took place when artisans from Oaxaca knew the alebrijes paper mache sculptures. Then Linares’ designs were adapted to the carving of a local wood called copal (Bursera glabrifolia) and on family visits, demonstrated his designs there. The Oaxaca valley area already had a history of carving

an itinerant demonstration workshop in U.S.A. participating Pedro Linares, Manuel Jiménez (Manuel Jiménez (artist)) and a textil artisan Maria Sabina from Oaxaca. Although the Oaxaca valley area already had a history of carving animal and other types of figures from wood, it was at this time, when Bronowski's workshop took place when artisans from Oaxaca knew the alebrijes paper mache sculptures. Then Linares’ designs were adapted to the carving of a local wood called Bursera glabrifolia copal


On '''Paseo Teopiltzintli''', which was the main thoroughfare into the city, is the Arco de Ingreso a Zapopan (Entrance Arch), built by the Spanish founders of the city. It is made of quarried stone and is twenty meters high. The arch area is decorated with sculptures and the arch itself is topped with large jars and an eagle. The Paseo Teopiltzintli leads to the Plaza de las Americas, after passing the Plaza Civica. ref name "hacer" >

; The '''Plaza de las Américas—Juan Pablo II Square''' is located in front of the Basilica of Zapopan. It is paved with pink quarried stone, and contains a stone kiosk and four large fountains. There are two large sculptures in bronze depicting the god and goddess of corn, done by Juan Méndez. A statue of John Paul II is located here also. The main walking corridor of the city is '''Andador 20 de Noviembre''', which is lined

. The '''Municipal Cultural Center''', built in 1979, holds exhibitions of fine art as well as theatrical and dance events. Next to it is the Plaza del Arte (Art Plaza) which is decorated with arches and columns of quarried stone and three permanent sculptures. The main mural of the building is entitled “La Historia de la Villa y la Revolución Mexicana” (The story of the village and the Mexican Revolution) painted in 1980 by Ricardo Peña. It also contains

Gabriola Island

Wakan''' (born 1945) is a constructivist sculptor (sculpture) working since 1996 on Gabriola Island, in British Columbia, Canada. His sculptures are reminiscent of the work of Naum Gabo and others in the Russian Constructivist (Constructivism (art)) movement. His wooden sculptures are assembled from as many as thousands of identical pieces of wood. The unit shapes are straight edged, sometimes rectilinear, sometimes triangular, but once assembled produce curved, abstract

, geometric sculptures. The Regional District of Nanaimo was incorporated (incorporation (municipal government)) on August 24, 1967. It includes the cities of Nanaimo and Parksville (Parksville, British Columbia), the town of Qualicum Beach (Qualicum Beach, British Columbia), and the district of Lantzville (Lantzville, British Columbia), as well as the unincorporated communities (unincorporated area) of Cedar (Cedar, British Columbia), Extension, British Columbia Extension


"encmuc" The town and its monastery The town The most important feature of the town by far is the former monastery of San Agustin, located next to the main plaza. However, there are some other attractions as well. The Central Library and Casa de la Cultura contain paintings and sculptures by a native of Acolman named Parmeno. At the municipal market (Traditional fixed markets in Mexico), foods such as mixiote, barbacoa, consume and turkey in mole (sauce

. The cross was mostly likely erected between the time that the Franciscans occupied the site and before the architectural sculptures of the current complex. The cross is decorated with plants, flowers and flames at the top (which allude to the Passion of Christ) all sculpted into the stone. There is also a melancholy, mask-like face of Christ, with crown of thorns which projects from the center of the cross. ref name "

objects that are on display. The museum contains more than 120 pieces. Many of the religious artwork and objects are in the third hall and include furniture, cloaks, and other religious garb (some embroidered in gold thread), sculptures in stone, wood and corn stalk paste, and oils from the 16th to the 19th centuries. A website has been created by INAH to allow for the virtual visitation of the museum. The tour


-assembled in Denmark, shipped in pieces to Qaqortoq, and then reassembled. Stone & Man From 1993 to 1994 Qaqortoq artist Aka Hoegh presided over the ''Stone & Man'' project, designed to transform the town into an open air art gallery. Eighteen artists from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Greenland carved 24 sculptures into the rock faces and boulders in the town. Today there are over 40 sculptures in the town, all part of the ''Stone & Man'' exhibit

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