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Animal, Feline

Works of Art (96)

Aegis of Sekhmet or Bastet, Third Intermediate Period and later (ca. 1070–332 B.C.), Egyptian, Faience (10.130.2055)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Lion, ca. 1200, North German, Copper alloy (52.24.1)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Lion, ca. 1200, North German, Copper alloy, glass inlay (47.101.52)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Lion, ca. 1400, German (Nuremberg), Copper alloy (1994.244)
Aquamanile in the Form of Samson and the Lion, late 14th century, German, Copper alloy (1975.1.1412)
Belt buckle: paired felines attacking ibexes, Xiongnu type, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Mongolia or southern Siberia, Gold (17.190.1672)
Bronze pointed neck-amphora with stand, ca. 500–450 B.C., Greek, Bronze (2004.171a,b)
Bronze waterspout in the form of a lion mask, ca. 100 B.C.–100 A.D.; late Hellenistic or early Roman; Greco-Roman style, Greco-Roman; From Cyprus, Bronze (74.51.5677)
Brooch in the Shape of a Panther, 100–300, Roman, Copper alloy with silver and niello inlays (47.100.18)
Cameo with Hercules, ca. 1220, Probably made in southern Italy, Sardonyx with modern gold frame (38.150.23)
A Cat Stealing Fish Giuseppe Recco (Italian, Neapolitan), Oil on canvas (71.17
Cat, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 400–30 B.C., Egyptian, Bronze (56.16.1)
Centuripe vase, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe, Terracotta (53.11.5)
Ceremonial Metate, 10th–11th century, Honduras, Stone (1979.206.887)
Cosmetic Jar in the Form of a Cat, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1991–1783 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (calcite) with inlaid eyes of rock crystal and copper (1990.59.1)
Dinos (mixing bowl), ca. 630–615 B.C., Attributed to the Polyteleia Painter, Greek, Corinthian (Transitional Period), Terracotta (1997.36)
Doorway, carved in the 1000s, assembled in 1100s or 1200s, Central Italian; Sangemini, from the abbey church of San Nicolò, Marble (47.100.45)
Double page from a Divan (Anthology) of Sultan Husain Baiqara, 1500; Timurid, Calligraphy by Sultan cAli Mashhadi, Afghanistan (Herat), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1982.120.1)
Double Vessel with Mouse, 4th–8th century, Peru; Recuay, Ceramic (66.30.2)
Double-Chambered Vessel, 5th century, Mexico or Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (1978.412.90a,b)
Feline Bottle, 12th–15th century, Peru; Chimú, Ceramic (64.228.17)
Feline Bottle, 6th–9th century, Peru, Wari, Ceramic (1996.290)
Feline figure, 1st century B.C.–4th century A.D., Ecuador; Tolita/Tumaco, Ceramic (1991.436.8)
Feline head bottle, 9th–5th century B.C., Peru; Tembladera, Ceramic (1978.412.203)
Feline Incense Vessel, 6th–9th century, Bolivia; Tiwanaku, Ceramic (1978.412.100)
Figure of a lion, first half of 1st millennium B.C., Anatolia or Syria, Copper alloy (2002.457a,b)
Foundation peg in the shape of the forepart of a lion, 2200–2000 B.C., Probably Tell Mozan (ancient Urkish), northeastern Syria, Bronze (48.180)
Funerary stele (shaft) surmounted by two sphinxes, last quarter of 5th century B.C.; Classical, Cypriot; Said to be from the necropolis at Golgoi, Limestone (74.51.2499)
Furniture attachment, 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Roman, Bronze (27.253.1)
Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls, 1820–1740 B.C.; Old Assyrian Trading Colony period, Probably Acemhöyük, Central Anatolia, Ivory (Hippopotamus), gold foil (32.161.46)
Gold stater, ca. 560–546 B.C., Lydian; From Sardis, Gold (26.59.2)
Guardian lion, Northern Qi dynasty, China, Limestone (30.66.2)
Helmet, late 7th century B.C.; Archaic, Greek, Cretan, Bronze (1989.281.49)
Incense burner, 1181–1182; Seljuq, Jacfar ibn Muhammad ibn cAli, Khorasan (eastern Iran), Iran; Found in Khorasan (eastern Iran), Tay-abad (Kariz), Iran, Cast bronze with openwork decoration (51.56)
Initial V from a Bible, ca. 1175–1195, French; From the Abbey of Pontigny, Tempera on parchment (1999.364.2)
Inkstand, 1802, John Plimmer (British), Silver, (1976.424.2a-j)
Intaglio of a venator fighting a lion, 1st century A.D.; Late Augustan to Flavian, Roman, Carnelian (41.160.710)
Jug with a lion handle, late Dynasty XIX–Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1188–712 B.C.), From Bubastis, Silver (07.228.187)
Kero with Registers of Pumas, Parrots, and Flowers Separated by Bands of Carved Geometric Designs (Tocapus), 16th–18th century, Peru, Wood with pigmented resin inlay (1994.35.14)
Lion and Dragon in Combat, Safavid period (1501–1722), second half of 18th century, Signed by Muhammad Baqir (active 1750s–60s), Iran, Ink and watercolor on paper (1974.20)
Lion and Lioness, ca. 1732, Model attributed to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner (German), German (Meissen), Hard-paste porcelain (1988.294.1,.2)
Lion felling a bull, from a marble pediment, 525–500 B.C., Greek, Attic, Parian marble (42.11.35)
Lion from a Frieze, after 1200, Spanish; Made in Burgos, Castile-León, Fresco, mounted on canvas (31.38.1a)
Lion head plaque, Iron Age II, 9th century B.C., Iran; Excavated at Hasanlu, Ivory (65.163.22)
Lion head terminal, Iron Age II, 9th century B.C., Northwestern Iran; Excavated at Hasanlu, Bronze (63.109.1)
Lion mask door pull, ca. 1425–50, Germany; Nuremberg, Copper alloy (2007.20)
Lion, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasties 1–2, ca. 3000–2700 B.C., Egyptian; Perhaps from Gebelein, Upper Egypt, Quartz (66.99.2)
Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792), possibly 1790s, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish), Oil on canvas (49.7.41)
Masquerade tunic, late 19th–early 20th century, Kingdom of Bamilike, Cameroon Grassfields, Plant fiber, human hair (1994.413.2)
May Belfort, 1895, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in four colors (41.12.1)
Mirror with a support in the form of a nude girl, second half of 6th century B.C., Laconian; Said to be from southern Italy, Bronze (38.11.3)
Mirror, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk, chenille, purl, shells, wood, beads, mica, bird feathers, coral; detached buttonhole variations, long-and-short, satin, couching stitches, and knots (64.101.1332)
Neck amphora (storage jar), ca. 620/615–595/590 B.C., Greek, Corinthian; Said to be from Capua, Terracotta (06.1021.18)
Neck from a vessel depicting the goddess Hathor flanked by felines, late Dynasty XIX–Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1188–712 B.C.), From Bubastis, Silver, gold (30.8.370)
Ostracon, New Kingdom, Dynasties 19–20, ca. 1295–?1069 B.C., Egyptian; From the Valley of the Kings, western Thebes, Painted limestone (26.7.1453)
Pair of incense burners, Yuan dynasty, ca. early 14th century; Qingbai ware, China, Probably from kilns in the vicinity of Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, Porcelain with brown, low- and full-relief decoration under bluish white glaze (34.113.2,3)
Pair of Keros with Carved Feline Handles, 17th–18th century, Peru, Wood with pigmented resin inlay (1994.35.22,.23)
Panel from a Buddhist ritual crown, late 13th–early 14th century, Tibet, Distemper on wood (1997.152)
Panel: striding lion, 604–562 B.C.; Neo-Babylonian period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, Excavated at Wall of Processional Way, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Glazed brick (31.13.2)
Panther and Cubs, ca. 1850–55, Henry Kirke Brown (American), Bronze (1992.372)
Pedestal Bowl, 14th–15th century, Mexico; Mixtec, Ceramic (1979.206.365)
Pin with recumbent lion, Iron Age II, 9th century B.C., Northwestern Iran; Excavated at Hasanlu, Bronze (61.100.10)
Plaque with sphinxes, 9th–8th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period; Syrian style, Arslan Tash(?), Syria, Ivory with traces of gold foil (57.80.4a,b)
Plateau, ca. 1825, John W. Forbes (American), Silver, glass, walnut (1993.167)
Rank badge, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Embroidery: colored silk floss, wrapped gold thread, and flat gold on silk gauze (1988.154.1)
Reaching Jaguar, 1906–7; this cast, 1926, Anna Hyatt Huntington (American), Bronze (26.85.1)
Recumbent lion, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5 (ca. 2575–2450 B.C.), Egyptian, Granite (2000.485)
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Gilded silver (1979.447)
Ring, late 6th–early 5th century B.C., Etruscan, Gilt silver (1995.40)
Ritual Vessel (Paccha), 15th–early 16th century, Peru; Inka, Ceramic (1979.206.1149)
Roundel with Amazons and a cross, 7th–9th century (?), Egypt or Syria (?), Weft-faced compound twill (samite) in green, beige, and brownish silk(1987.442.5)
Royal Tiger, 1829, Eugène Delacroix (French), Lithograph (67.630.7)
Sallet in the Shape of a Lion's Head, 1470–80, Italian, Steel, copper-gilt, glass, polychromy (23.141)
Samson Rending the Lion, ca. 1497–98, Albrecht Dürer (German), Woodcut (24.63.111)
Sarcophagus lid, 6th century B.C., Klazomenian, Terracotta (21.169.1)
Sleeved Tunic, 12th–15th century, Peru; Chimú, Cotton, camelid hair (1979.206.588)
Songs of Innocence and of Experience: The Tyger (Plate 42), 1794/ca. 1825, William Blake (British), Copy Y, ca. 1825, Relief etchings printed in orange-brown ink, heightened with watercolor and shell gold, with hand-painted decorative borders, (17.10.42)
Sorgheloos in Poverty, 1510–1520, Netherlandish, Colorless glass with vitreous paint and silver stain (1999.243)
Sphinx of Senwosret III, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret III, ca. 1878–1840 B.C., From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Karnak probably, Gneiss (17.9.2)

Spotted feline, 1st century B.C.–4th century A.D., Ecuador; Tolita/Tumaco, Bone (1980.34.22)
Stalking Panther, 1891–92; revised mid-1890s; this cast, ca. 1914–17, Alexander Phimister Proctor (American), Bronze (1996.561)
Statuette of a panther, 1st–2nd century A.D.; Imperial, Roman, Bronze, copper, silver, niello (07.261)
Statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions, Imperial, second half of 2nd century A.D., Roman, Bronze (97.22.24),
Stirrup-spout bottle, 12th–5th century B.C., Peru; Cupisnique, Ceramic (1978.412.38)
Strigilated sarcophagus, Late Severan, 220 A.D., Roman, Marble (2005.258)
Support for an oblong water basin, 2nd century A.D.,Roman, Porphyry (1992.11.70)
Terracotta hydria (water jar), ca. 520–510 B.C.; black-figure, Greek, Caeretan, Attributed to the Eagle Painter (64.11.1)
Textile, possibly Ghaznavid period (977–1186), 10th–11th century, Probably Iran, Cotton, other fibers, plain weave, printed and painted (31.106.64)
Tomb Effigy of Ermengol VII, 1320–1340, Spanish; From the Church of Santa María de Bellpuiq de las Avellanes, Catalonia, Limestone, polychromy (28.95)
Tomb panel with relief of figures in a pavilion, Eastern Han dynasty, early 2nd century, Shandong Province, China, Limestone (20.99)
Twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Jade (nephrite) (02.18.730)
Two Panels of an Ivory Diptych Announcing the Consulship of Justinian, 521, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.52, 53)
Two-sided Pendant with the Archangel Michael and Daniel in the Lion's Dean, 1200 or later, Byzantine, Serpentine (lizardite?) (1987.442.4)
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a lion, Achaemenid, 5th century B.C., Iran, Gold (54.3.3)
Whistling bottle with feline face, 4th–3rd century B.C., Peru; Paracas, Ceramic, postfired paint (62.266.72)
Wolf and Fox Hunt, ca. 1615–21, Peter Paul Rubens and Workshop (Flemish), Oil on canvas (10.73)

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