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June 17, 2013
Image of the Week: This 15th-century piece depicts an Italian duke as the embodiment of his nickname, "The Moor."
Image of the Week: This 1641 Dutch painting, inspired by the artist's time in Brazil, shows the complexity of slavery.
Image of the Week: The black man in this Belgian sculpture is empowered -- the antithesis of a slave.
Image of the Week: The rendering of Memnon on this Greek vase shows him as African, but he wasn't always seen that way.
Image of the Week: What's the meaning behind this 16th-century cameo featuring a black and a white face?
Image of the Week: This painting was created during Reconstruction, before racist imagery would re-emerge as the standard.
Image of the Week: This monument depicts his many good deeds for the poor, including aiding a black man.
Image of the Week: This Portuguese painting declares that the holy virgin Ifigenia's official role is to ward off fire.
Image of the Week: This late-18th-century painting displays the artist's idealized vision of a settlement for freed blacks.
Image of the Week: The story of an Ethiopian's baptism is complicated by the era in which the illustration was created.
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