Perspectives Art Explained

What this object from a lost society tells us about a whole civilization

Jul 17, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It has all these apertures almost as if it is breathing and hearing what is around it."

Curator Yaëlle Biro on "Seated Figure," a terracotta sculpture from the thirteenth century.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Karin L. Willis

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