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Floral Tent Panel
Date: ca. 1635
Medium: Silk, gold; cut velvet, painted
Accession Number: 1981.321
Musical Clock with Spinet and Organ
Veit Langenbucher
(1587–1631)
Date: ca. 1625
Medium: Ebony, various wood and metals, wire, parchment and leather
Accession Number: 2002.323 a-f
"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Image: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: Gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.29
Cup and Cover Supported by an Enchained Turk
Date: ca. 1705–11
Medium: Jade (nephrite), aragonite, chalcedony, banded agate, gold, silver gilt, diamonds, rubies, garnets, enamel, and paint.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1508
Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1555–60
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 38.149.2
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix
Date: ca. 1220–40, with later grill
Medium: Silver and gilded silver with rock crystal, gems, and glass
Accession Number: 17.190.352a, b
Pair of Transverse Flutes
Johann Wilhelm Oberlender
((the Elder 1681–1763))
Date: mid-18th century
Medium: Ivory, silver, wood
Accession Number: 1996.13.1
Lime Container (Poporo)
Date: 1st–7th century
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 1991.419.22
Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble: Head (The Great Bieri)
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, metal, palm oil
Accession Number: 1979.206.229
Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)
Long sword
(katana) blade inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen (Japanese, Bizen, Muromachi period, active ca. 1440)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1440; short sword (wakizashi) blade, 15th century; mountings, late 18th century
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper, rayskin, silk
Accession Number: 36.120.417a, b, .418a–c
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding
Accession Number: 13.160.10
Head of a ruler
Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 47.100.80
Ceremonial Objectl in the Shape of an Ax
Date: ca. 100 B.C.–A.D. 300
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 1993.525
Head of an Oba
Date: 16th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 1979.206.86
Seven gold rosettes
Date: ca. 330–300 B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 06.1217.4–.10
Henri d'Albret (1503–55), King of Navarre
Léonard Limosin
(ca. 1505–1575/1577)
Date: 1556
Medium: Enamel, painted on copper and partly gilded
Accession Number: 49.7.108
Shaft-hole axe head with bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon
Date: ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Medium: Silver, gold foil
Accession Number: 1982.5
Statue of Seated Imhotep
Date: 332–30 B.C.
Medium: cupreous alloy, gold, silver inlay
Accession Number: 26.7.852a, b
Silver handle from a serving dish
Date: early 3rd century A.D.
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 54.11.8
Three Men Walking II
Alberto Giacometti
(Swiss, Borgonovo 1901–1966 Chur)
Date: 1949
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 1999.363.22
Bronze hydria (water jar)
Date: mid-5th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 26.50
Roundel with the Temptation of Saint Anthony
Date: 1532
Medium: Colorless glass, vitreous paint and silver stain
Accession Number: 1982.433.5
Processional cross
Date: ca. 1460–80
Medium: Partly gilt silver, niello, and copper with traces of gilding, over wood
Accession Number: 17.190.499
Heart Scarab of Hatnefer
Date: ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
Medium: Serpentine, gold
Accession Number: 36.3.2
Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Medium: Rosewood, brass, mother-of-pearl
Accession Number: 1972.47
Tall Figure
Alberto Giacometti
(Swiss, Borgonovo 1901–1966 Chur)
Date: 1947
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 2002.456.111
Figure from a Reliquary Ensemble: Seated Female
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, metal
Accession Number: 1978.412.441
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio 434v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47)
Design of the decoration attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
(German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date: dated 1527
Medium: Steel, etched and gilt overall
Accession Number: 19.131.1a–r, t–w, .2a–c; 27.183.16
Armorial Plate (tondino): The story of King Midas
Nicola da Urbino
(Italian, active by 1520–died ?1537/38 Urbino)
Date: ca. 1520–1525
Medium: Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Accession Number: 1975.1.1019
Floral Tent Panel
Date: ca. 1635
Accession Number: 1981.321
Musical Clock with Spinet and Organ
Veit Langenbucher
(1587–1631)
Date: ca. 1625
Accession Number: 2002.323 a-f
"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Accession Number: 13.228.29
Cup and Cover Supported by an Enchained Turk
Date: ca. 1705–11
Accession Number: 1975.1.1508
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix
Date: ca. 1220–40, with later grill
Accession Number: 17.190.352a, b
Pair of Transverse Flutes
Johann Wilhelm Oberlender
((the Elder 1681–1763))
Date: mid-18th century
Accession Number: 1996.13.1
Lime Container (Poporo)
Date: 1st–7th century
Accession Number: 1991.419.22
Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble: Head (The Great Bieri)
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.229
Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)
Long sword
(katana) blade inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen (Japanese, Bizen, Muromachi period, active ca. 1440)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1440; short sword (wakizashi) blade, 15th century; mountings, late 18th century
Accession Number: 36.120.417a, b, .418a–c
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 13.160.10
Head of a ruler
Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Accession Number: 47.100.80
Ceremonial Objectl in the Shape of an Ax
Date: ca. 100 B.C.–A.D. 300
Accession Number: 1993.525
Head of an Oba
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.86
Seven gold rosettes
Date: ca. 330–300 B.C.
Accession Number: 06.1217.4–.10
Henri d'Albret (1503–55), King of Navarre
Léonard Limosin
(ca. 1505–1575/1577)
Date: 1556
Accession Number: 49.7.108
Shaft-hole axe head with bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon
Date: ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Accession Number: 1982.5
Statue of Seated Imhotep
Date: 332–30 B.C.
Accession Number: 26.7.852a, b
Silver handle from a serving dish
Date: early 3rd century A.D.
Accession Number: 54.11.8
Three Men Walking II
Alberto Giacometti
(Swiss, Borgonovo 1901–1966 Chur)
Date: 1949
Accession Number: 1999.363.22
Bronze hydria (water jar)
Date: mid-5th century B.C.
Accession Number: 26.50
Roundel with the Temptation of Saint Anthony
Date: 1532
Accession Number: 1982.433.5
Processional cross
Date: ca. 1460–80
Accession Number: 17.190.499
Heart Scarab of Hatnefer
Date: ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
Accession Number: 36.3.2
Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Accession Number: 1972.47
Tall Figure
Alberto Giacometti
(Swiss, Borgonovo 1901–1966 Chur)
Date: 1947
Accession Number: 2002.456.111
Figure from a Reliquary Ensemble: Seated Female
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.441
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio 434v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47)
Design of the decoration attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
(German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date: dated 1527
Accession Number: 19.131.1a–r, t–w, .2a–c; 27.183.16
Armorial Plate (tondino): The story of King Midas
Nicola da Urbino
(Italian, active by 1520–died ?1537/38 Urbino)
Date: ca. 1520–1525
Accession Number: 1975.1.1019
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