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Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Both the Greek and Roman civilizations practiced ivory carving to make large quantities of high value works of art, precious religious objects, and decorative boxes for costly objects. Ivory was often used to form the white of the eyes of statues.

The Byzantine Barberini Ivory from the 6th Century AD has been attributed to a royal workshop in Constantinople.

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