Old Faces for New Eyes
Old Faces for New Eyes is a board book that I made for my newborn daughter which features curious old faces for curious young eyes with public domain art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Studies have shown that infants process faces long before they recognize other objects. So I decided to curate a number of interesting faces from different eras, cultures, and locations.
- Terracotta kylix: eye-cup (drinking cup) ca. 520 B.C.
- Panel from a Hathor Column after 423 B.C.
- Limestone votive relief of eyes and a mouth 4th or 3rd century B.C.
- Inlay, part of head 100 BC – 100 AD
- Funerary mask 500 B.C. – A.D. 500
- Face Mask Ornament 6th – 7th century
- Bowl with Face 10th – 13th century
- Head of a Central Asian Figure 12th – 13th century
- Bowl with Face 11th – 14th century
- Visored Bascinet ca. 1375 – 1400
- Pendant 10th – 15th century
- Jar with Four Faces mid-13th – mid-15th century
- Memorial Head (Ntiri) 17th century
- Ko-omote Mask for a Noh Drama 18th century
- Bonbonnière 1760–70
- Mask ca. 1870
- Papierlaternen-Fabrik Riethmüller ca. 1880
- Netsuke of Mask with Man’s Lopsided Face 19th century
- Headdress: Janus 19th century
- Door board (jovo) 19th century
- Woman’s Head 1912
- Lenox Avenue 1938