Dustsceawung
Reflection on the remains of the past as a way of emphasising the transience of life was such a common theme in Old English literature that they had a special word for this motif: Dustsceawung, 'contemplation of the dust.'

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The function of this pottery face is unknown, but many such hollow figures of various sizes were produced by the Gulf Coast culture of Remojadas during the Classic Period (500-1000 C.E.).
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The function of this pottery face is unknown, but many such hollow figures of various sizes were produced by the Gulf Coast culture of Remojadas during the Classic Period (500-1000 C.E.).

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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