SOURCE: Washington Post
Theodore Roosevelt Statue, Flanked by African and Native American Men, to be Removed in New York
President Donald Trump called the decision "ridiculous" in an early-morning tweet.
'Honest Babe.' People Are Having a Hard Time Keeping It Together Thanks to This Chiseled Abraham Lincoln Statue
The Young Lincoln statue first made its splashy debut at the New York World’s Fair in 1939.
An Ancient Figurine's Unknown History
A perfectly matched intimacy of scale and subject resides in this remarkable image from the ancient past. A young black man sits on a low mound, looking down with puffed cheeks as he extracts a thorn from his foot. He is dressed simply in a cap and a short cloak pinned at the shoulder with a gem. Some of the original skin color remains on the youth's face, and the cloak crossing his chest bears slight traces of yellow stripes. Less than 7 inches high, the figurine preserves the subtlety of a larger, lost original of the third century B.C. The type is known as the Spinario, or "thorn puller." The terra-cotta version shown here dates from circa 135 B.C., a good deal later than the original but still much earlier than other surviving copies. The engaging candor of self-absorbed, fleeting everyday activity typifies the Hellenistic culture of the last few centuries before the common era....
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