In these teacher materials, and during the videoconference, students will learn how different cultures have used math in the form of tessellations in their artwork.
Start in the atrium, facing the 1916 building.
These teacher materials utilize the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art to explore math concepts for all grade levels. These paintings and objects can be evaluated for their inclusion and us
This unit plan focuses qualitative and quantitative research methods, data and uses as well as color theory, its history and its meaning in various cultural contexts.
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
cloth, glass beads, basketry, cardboard, wood, feather quills, Diameter: 26.8 cm (10 1/2 in.); Overall: 105.9 cm (41 11/16 in.); Cone: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.); Fringe: 55.3 cm (21 3/4 in.). Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1995.22
The most important of all regalia, topped with the "royal bird" Okin, this headdress connects the king to Oduduwa, the mythical founder of the Yoruba. The veil of beaded strings masks the identity of the wearer and protects his subjects from the supernatural powers that radiate from his face. The crown also signifies the "inner head" of the king, the locus of an awesome life force called ase.
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