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Carving Collection

Carving, an ancient art form that transcends time and culture, can be found in various corners of the world

Background imageCarving Collection: The Nike or Victory of Samothrace, marble

The Nike or Victory of Samothrace, marble
Greek civilization, 2nd century b.C. - The Nike or Victory of Samothrace, marble, height 328 cm

Background imageCarving Collection: Detail of golden plaque of Yamantaka

Detail of golden plaque of Yamantaka, Doorkeeper of the South, a Tantric Tibetan God, at Erdeni Dzu Monastery at Karakorum, Mongolia, Central Asia, Asia

Background imageCarving Collection: Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, UK

Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, UK
The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk

Background imageCarving Collection: Palenque Xtraterrestrial

Palenque Xtraterrestrial
Carving at PALENQUE, Mexico, which has been interpreted by ingenious theorists as depicting an ancient astronaut in a rocket- powered spacecraft

Background imageCarving Collection: Sunrise at the White Horse, Uffington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Sunrise at the White Horse, Uffington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCarving Collection: Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageCarving Collection: La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi cathedral, Barcelona, Catalonia (Cataluna) (Catalunya), Spain, Europe

Background imageCarving Collection: View of the village of Alnmouth with River Aln flowing into the North Sea

View of the village of Alnmouth with River Aln flowing into the North Sea, fringed by beautiful beaches, near Alnwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCarving Collection: Statue of the ancient Egyptian god Bes, Temple at Dendera, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Statue of the ancient Egyptian god Bes, Temple at Dendera, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageCarving Collection: Traditional Cambodian apsara dancer, temples of Angkor Wat, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Traditional Cambodian apsara dancer, temples of Angkor Wat, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageCarving Collection: Laughing Buddha, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Laughing Buddha, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageCarving Collection: Venus of Willendorf, Stone Age figurine

Venus of Willendorf, Stone Age figurine, rear view. Discovered in 1908 near Willendorf, Austria, this 11-centimetre-tall limestone figurine dates from around 23, 000 years ago

Background imageCarving Collection: Bow Bridge, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Bow Bridge, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageCarving Collection: Ahura Mazda

Ahura Mazda, supreme god in Zoroastrianism, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageCarving Collection: Various African masks on sale at Aswan Souq, Aswan, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Various African masks on sale at Aswan Souq, Aswan, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageCarving Collection: Buddha statue in cliffs (since destroyed by the Taliban), Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Buddha statue in cliffs (since destroyed by the Taliban), Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Background imageCarving Collection: Agatha Christie (1924)

Agatha Christie (1924)
AGATHA CHRISTIE writer, holding a Rhodesian carving

Background imageCarving Collection: Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations

Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations
Achaemenid archaeological site, Propylon, Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fars Province, Iran, Middle East

Background imageCarving Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageCarving Collection: Terracotta Army, guarded the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdis tomb, Xian, Lintong

Terracotta Army, guarded the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdis tomb, Xian, Lintong, Shaanxi, China, Asia

Background imageCarving Collection: Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain

Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain
Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Granada, Spain. These carvings are in the Hall of the two Sisters. Alhambra is a walled city and fortress

Background imageCarving Collection: Sculpture of a Polar Bear by Francois Pompon

Sculpture of a Polar Bear by Francois Pompon
The work " Ours blanc", also known as " the White Bear" by Francois Pompon (1855-1933) - probably his most famous work - exhibited at the Salon d Automne of 1922 when Pompon was

Background imageCarving Collection: Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire
View of the 15th century Wallingford Screen (high altar) in St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire. The statues were destroyed during the Dissolution, but were replaced in the 19th century

Background imageCarving Collection: Erotic sculptures on the walls of Western group of monuments, Khajuraho

Erotic sculptures on the walls of Western group of monuments, Khajuraho, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Madhya Pradesh, India, Asia

Background imageCarving Collection: Venus of Brassempouy

Venus of Brassempouy
The Venus of Brassempouy carved out of ivory some 18, 000 years ago and discovered in Brassempouy, France. Believed to have been carved during the last stage of the Upper Palaeolithic age

Background imageCarving Collection: King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti making a Sacrifice

King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti making a Sacrifice
Illustration showing the ancient Egyptian rulers King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti making an offering to the sun. This illustration was made from a carving found in the tomb of Ay, El Amarna

Background imageCarving Collection: Picture No. 10741327

Picture No. 10741327
England - Aerial view, Kilburn White Horse, North Yorkshire Date:

Background imageCarving Collection: Statue of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher and mathematician), Pythagorion, Samos, Aegean Islands

Statue of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher and mathematician), Pythagorion, Samos, Aegean Islands, Greece

Background imageCarving Collection: Buddha in meditation, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Buddha in meditation, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageCarving Collection: NATIVE AMERICAN CARVINGS. Southeastern Native American (Calusa) carved wooden cat figures, c1450

NATIVE AMERICAN CARVINGS. Southeastern Native American (Calusa) carved wooden cat figures, c1450, excavated at Key Marco, Florida

Background imageCarving Collection: GEUR2D-00047

GEUR2D-00047
Arabic inscription carved in a palace wall of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city, Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageCarving Collection: Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia, South America

Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia, South America

Background imageCarving Collection: Men-an-Tol, a cromlech, near Madron, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK

Men-an-Tol, a cromlech, near Madron, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK

Background imageCarving Collection: Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Background imageCarving Collection: Bust of Cicero

Bust of Cicero
Bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-46 BC) - a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. Bust in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy

Background imageCarving Collection: France - Amiens - The Cathedral - The Crying Angel Statue

France - Amiens - The Cathedral - The Crying Angel Statue Date: circa 1910

Background imageCarving Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageCarving Collection: Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India
Detail of carvings above the main entrance to one of the four Shiva (Siva) Mandirs at the Char Bangla Temple, built in the 18th century in Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Background imageCarving Collection: Statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, Wall Street

Statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, Wall Street, with the New York Stock Exchange behind, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageCarving Collection: Tlingit Chief Johnson Totem Pole, Ketchikan, Alaska, United States of America

Tlingit Chief Johnson Totem Pole, Ketchikan, Alaska, United States of America, North America

Background imageCarving Collection: Statue of goddess Saraswati, Water Lotus Temple, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Statue of goddess Saraswati, Water Lotus Temple, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageCarving Collection: Carvings on stone

Carvings on stone, New Grange (Newgrange) site, County Meath, Leinster, Eire (Ireland), Europe

Background imageCarving Collection: Persepolis

Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageCarving Collection: Moai, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, South America

Moai, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, South America

Background imageCarving Collection: Totem poles, Vancouver, British Columbia (B. C. ), Canada, North America

Totem poles, Vancouver, British Columbia (B. C. ), Canada, North America
Totem poles, Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, North America

Background imageCarving Collection: Angkor Wat, temple in the evening, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, temple in the evening, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Background imageCarving Collection: Easter Island - Moai Statues

Easter Island - Moai Statues
JPF-7993 Easter Island - Moai Statues Chile Jean Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCarving Collection: View of Cathedral of St. Anastasia, Zadar, Zadar county, Dalmatia region, Croatia, Europe

View of Cathedral of St. Anastasia, Zadar, Zadar county, Dalmatia region, Croatia, Europe



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Carving, an ancient art form that transcends time and culture, can be found in various corners of the world. From the enigmatic Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire, UK to the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain; from the intricate Palenque Xtraterrestrial carvings in Mexico to witnessing a breathtaking sunrise at the White Horse in Uffington, England - carving has left its mark on our planet. Traveling further east, one encounters the mesmerizing bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet at the Temple of Seti I in Abydos, Egypt. The statue of Bes at Dendera Temple stands as a testament to ancient Egyptian craftsmanship. These carvings transport us back to a time when gods and goddesses were revered. In Northumberland's Alnmouth village, where River Aln flows into the North Sea, nature itself becomes an artist with its carved landscapes. Meanwhile, within Tanzhe Temple in Beijing resides a Laughing Buddha sculpture that radiates joy and serenity. Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples boast traditional Cambodian apsara dancers frozen forever through stone carving techniques. In New York City's Central Park stands Bow Bridge - an architectural masterpiece adorned with delicate carvings that enhance its beauty. The art is not limited to sculptures alone; it extends even into literature. Agatha Christie's captivating mysteries have carved their place into literary history since 1924. And who could forget Michelangelo's iconic Statue of David? This marble marvel showcases human perfection achieved through masterful chiseling techniques. Carving connects us across continents and centuries by preserving stories and emotions within solid forms. It allows us to appreciate both natural wonders and human creativity while reminding us of our shared humanity regardless of borders or backgrounds.