The unusual ‘Unearthed’
Clark Institute swaps European paintings, sculptures for Far East antiquities
Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Half-human, half-lion, this is a frightening sharp-toothed beast with fierce, bulging eyes and Medusa-like spikes on its head. At the Clark Art Institute, for a few more months, dimmed lighting will protect this carved and painted monster, which dwelled in darkness beneath the earth for thousands of generations. And this monster is not alone...