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Wilder Mann © Charles Fréger Charles Fréger visited 18 European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man. His strange and beautiful photobook, Wilder Mann: the Image of the Savage, explores human fascination with myth, ritual and tradition.

Saraswati, Goddess of Learning and Music, Playing a Vina, 1947-48, Y G Srimati; the divine personification of the now-lost Indian river, the Saraswati. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Belt slide, Jin (1115–1234)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty, 12th–14th century China Jade (Nephrite)

MAORI: wood carved sculpture ( New Zealand) Maori wood carving (whakairo rakau) is probably the most renowned and well known type of Maori art. Meeting houses, war canoes (waka) but also smaller items such as weapons, sacred boxes and small statues were ornamented with wood carvings. This carving clearly displays the tribal traditions of body decoration- tatooes.