And some small ones don’t quite come off as more than stylish gestures. How, as a culture, we got ourselves into a mind-set whereby beauty is suspect and elegance seems a weakness is a long story. Mr. Hodgkin points us toward an older, Romantic ideal, which involves the redolent fragment or vignette.
Michael Kimmelman nytimes

The feet of the mummy of King Tutankhamun

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