Originally, the admiration or study of the material culture of the past, especially of ancient societies, particularly those whose current descendants exhibit quite different customs, as in Greece. To some, the term now has a connotation of commercialism and commodity exchange for profit, rather than for scholarly goals. Also see commodification, Egyptian art, Etruscan art, Greek art, iconoduly, and Roman art.

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