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82nd & Fifth: DRAMA by Peter Barnet

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The two scenes on this ivory plaque are set in the days after Christ's Resurrection from the tomb during the period before the Ascension. "The power that this sculpture has is precisely in the fact that it's not always so concerned with naturalism and it's really concerned with telling a story," says curator Peter Barnet.

Zoom in on this work's powerful details, such as the knotted drapery on Christ's robe.