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Works of Art (117)

Steelyard Weight with a Bust of a Byzantine Princess, 400–450, Early Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire), Copper alloy, lead (1980.416ab)
Aegis Pendant, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Benin, Udo (?), Brass (1979.206.301)
Altar Bell: Portuguese Face, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (cast) (1991.17.85)
Altar Ring, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin (?), Brass (1991.17.134a, b)
Altar Tableau: Queen Mother and Attendants, 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.111)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Cock, 13th century, German (Lower Saxony), Copper alloy (1989.292)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Crowned Centaur Fighting a Dragon, 1200–1225, German (Lower Saxony), Copper alloy (10.37.2)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Dragon, ca. 1200, North German, Copper alloy (47.101.51)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Falconer on Horseback, 13th century, North German (Lower Saxony), Copper alloy (47.101.55)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Griffin, ca. 1425–50, German (Nuremberg), Copper alloy (1975.1.1413)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Horse, ca. 1400, German (Nuremberg), Copper alloy (10.13.4a)
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 a Unicorn, ca. 1425–50, German (Nuremberg), Copper alloy (64.101.1493)
Aquamanile in the Form of Samson and the Lion, late 14th century, German, Copper alloy (1975.1.1412)
Architect's table, ca. 1780–95, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, mahogany, walnut, pine, and cherry, veneered with mahogany; gilt bronze, brass, iron, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution (Inv. no. 1952-160-1) (L.2009.19)
Armband, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Ijebu subgroup, Brass (1979.206.302)
Armchair, ca. 1828, Karl Friedrich Schinkel (German), Gilded mountain ash, brass (1996.30)
Armoire, ca. 1710, Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (French), Tortoiseshell, engraved brass, and ebony on oak; gilt-bronze (59.108)
Armor, ca. 1400 and later, Italian, Steel, brass, textile (29.154.3)
Astrolabe of 'Umar ibn Yusuf ibn 'Umar ibn 'Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari, Rasulid period (1228–1454), dated A.H. 690 / A.D. 1291, Yemen, brass, cast and hammered, pierced, chased, inlaid with silver (91.1.535a–h)
Bard made for Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxony-Coburg, dated 1548, Attributed to Kunz Lochner (German), German (Nuremberg), Steel, brass (32.69)
Base of a ewer with Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, first half of 13th century, Iran, Brass; engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (91.1.530)
Basin of Sultan Qaytbay, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1468–96, Egypt or Syria, brass, inlaid with silver (91.1.565)
Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt or Syria, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.553)
Basin, early 14th century; Ilkhanid, Iran, Brass, raised, engraved, and inlaid with silver and gold (91.1.521)
Bell: Horse Head, 19th–20th century, Nigeria; Lower Niger (?), Brass, iron (1991.17.140)
Berlin secretary cabinet, 1778–79, 1786, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, cherry, and cedar, veneered with curly maple, burl maple and mahogany (both stained), and with marquetry in maple (partially stained), hornbeam, apple, walnut, mulberry, tulipwood, and rosewood; ivory, mother-of-pearl, gilt bronze, brass, steel, iron, and silk (L.2013.15.1)
"Blind" shaffron for the joust, ca. 1490, German, Steel, brass, textile (04.3.292)
Bodhisattva Manjushri as Tikshna-Manjushri (Minjie Wenshu Pusa), Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403–24), China, Gilt brass, lost-wax cast (2001.59)
Bottle with sprinkler top, Seljuq period (1040–1196), second half of 12th century, Iran, Khurasan, Quaternary alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (1998.234)
Box with a lid, 15th century; Mamluk, Syria, Brass, engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.538)
Box with lid, 15th century, Probably Egypt, Brass engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (23.67.5a)
Box with lid, late 16th century, India, the Deccan (Bidar), Metal alloy inlaid with brass and silver (1996.3ab)
Box, ca. 1910–20, Marie Zimmermann (American), Wood, silver alloy, brass, ivory, amethyst, and semi-precious quartz (2005.464)
Bracelets: Crocodile Heads, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, gilt (1991.17.80, 81)
Brazier of Sultan al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), second half of 13th century, Egypt, Brass, cast, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.540)
Breast defense (peytral) from a horse armor, 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Leather, iron, brass or copper alloy, silver, gold, shellac, pigments, textile, and hair (1999.36)
Bugle in C, 1811, Contractor: Thomas Key (British); Silversmith: William Trayls (English), London, Brass (1975.270)
Cabinet, 1861, Philip Webb (British), Designer; Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., Maker; Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (British), Painter, Made in England, Painted pine, oil paint on leather, brass, copper (26.54)
Candlestick, 16th century, Europe, possibly Venice, Brass engraved and inlaid with silver (17.190.637)
Chair, 19th–20th century, Chokwe peoples; Angola, Wood, brass, tacks, leather (1978.412.619)
Clarinet in D, 1750–70, Germany, Boxwood, brass (2010.185)
Container (Kuduo), 18th–19th century Ghana; Akan, Asante Brass, pigment (1981.431.14)
Container (Kuduo), 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Brass (1978.412.384a,b)
Cornet à pistons in B-flat, 1833, Courtois frères, Paris, Brass, ivory (2002.190a–n)
Crucifix, 16th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass, wood (1999.295.8)
Crucifix, early 17th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass (1999.295.4)
Crucifix: Saint Anthony of Padua, 18th century, Angola/Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Brass (1999.295.14)
Dholaka, late 19th century, India, Wood, skin, brass, cord (89.4.165)
Dragon-handled jug with inscription, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 15th–first quarter of 16th century, present-day Afghanistan, probably Herat, brass, cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound (91.1.607)
Ewer with inscription, horsemen, and vegetal decoration, Zangid period (1127–1251), dated A.H. 623 / A.D. 1226, Iraq, Mosul, brass; engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.586)
Ewer, Seljuq period, ca. 1180–1210, Iran, Khurasan, Brass; raised, repoussé, inlaid with silver and black compound (44.15)
Flat cane shield with iron struts, possibly 14th–16th century, Tibetan, Cane, iron, and brass (2001.55)
Footed cup, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), second half of 14th century, Iran, Brass, cast, engraved, and inlaid with black compound (91.1.559)
Geometric Weights, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan peoples, Brass (1994.312.3,4)
Ghanti, second half of 19th century, North India, Brass (89.4.154)
Giso 404 piano lamp, ca. 1928, Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud (Dutch), Lacquered patinated brass (2002.16)
The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Durga Mahishasuramardini), 12th century, India (Himachal Pradesh, probably Chamba), Brass (2008.271)
Half-shaffron, ca. 1570–80, Italian (probably Milan), Steel, gold, brass, leather, hemp (14.25.1666)
Harness Pendant with Confronted Beasts, 500–600, Visigothic, Brass, leaded (1990.52)
Head defense for a horse (shaffron), 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Iron, leather, and brass or copper alloy (1997.242d)
Head of a Queen Mother (Iyoba), 1750–1800, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1977.187.36)
Head of an Oba (King), 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.2)
Head of an Oba (King), 19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, iron (1991.17.3)
Head of an Oba, 16th century (ca. 1550), Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1979.206.86)
Hunting horn, ca. 1710–20, Jacob Schmid (German), Nuremberg, Brass (14.25.1623)
Huqqa base, last quarter of 17th century, India, Deccan, Bidar, Alloy inlaid with brass (1984.221)
Inkwell with twelve Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass, cast, inlaid with silver and copper (44.131)
Inkwell with Zodiac signs, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Probably Iran, Brass; cast, inlaid with silver, copper, and black compound (59.69.2a,b)
Inlaid tray, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound(91.1.604)
Lidded Gourd Container, 16th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.66)
Linen press, ca. 1904, Edna M. Walker (American), Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony, Woodstock, New York, Oak, tulip poplar, brass (1991.311.1)
Longcase clock, ca. 1774–75, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), and other woods; mother-of-pearl; gilt bronze and brass (1975.101)
Mantel Clock (Telleruhr), ca. 1710, Movement by Franz Xaver Gegenreiner (German); Repoussé silver by Johann Andreas Thelot (German), Case: tortoiseshell veneer and silver, partly gilt; Dial: champlevé silver with black numerals; Movement: brass and steel (46.162)
Mortar made for Abu Bakr cAli Malikzad al-Tabrizi, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass; cast, chased, engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (91.1.527a,b)
Natural Trumpet, late 17th century, Johann Wilhelm Haas (Swiss), Nürnberg, Germany, Brass (89.4.2375)
Oba with Animals, 18th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.113)

Altar to the Hand (Ikegobo) of Ezomo Ehenua, 18th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples; court of Benin, Brass (1996.11)
Oval table, ca. 1774–80, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, walnut, pine, cherry, cedar, and maple, veneered with maple, hornbeam, holly (all partially stained), cherry, mahogany, tulipwood, and other woods; gilt bronze, iron, brass, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather (58.75.39)
Pair-case automaton watch, ca. 1770–75, Signed by James Cox (English), Outer case: gold, partly enameled and set with gemstones and paste jewels; inner case: gold with casemaker's mark of Peter Mounier (English); dial: white enamel, with frame set with paste jewels; movement: brass, steel, and silver (1977.436.4)
Pectoral Ornament: Face, 15th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, iron (1991.17.50)
Pectoral: Saint Anthony (Toni Malau), 18th century, Angola/Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Brass (1999.295.1)
Pen box, 13th century, Western Iran or northern Iraq (al-Jazira), Brass inlaid with gold and silver (89.2.194)
Pierced globe, Mamluk period (1250–1517), late 13th–early 14th century, Syria, Damascus, Brass, spun and turned, pierced, chased, inlaid with gold, silver, and black compound (17.190.2095a,b)
Planispheric astrolabe, Safavid period (1501–1722), A.H. dated 1065 / A.D. 1654–55; Signed by Muhammad Zaman al-Munajjim al-Asturlabi, Iran, Mashhad, Brass and steel, cast and hammered, pierced and engraved (63.166a-j)
Plaque: Portuguese with Manillas, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, iron (1991.17.13)
Plaque: Warrior and Attendants, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, Court of Benin, Brass (1990.332)
Plate with Pelican, 15th century, Netherlandish (Dinant or Malines), Brass, beaten (64.101.1498)
Plate with Wife Beating Husband, ca. 1480, Netherlandish (Dinant or Malines), Brass, beaten (64.101.1499)
Portable Diptych Sundial, ca. 1598, Hans Troschel the Elder (German), Ivory and brass (03.21.38)
Portraits of an Elderly Woman and an Elderly Man, 1775–80, Roentgen Manufactory, Partially stained marquetry in maple, hornbeam, beech, boxwood, and other woods, frame in mahogany, picture backing in cherry; gilt bronze, brass, and iron (L.2013.15.3a–b)
Processional Cross, 14th–15th century, before 1400 (?), Ethiopia, Lalibela, Brass (cast) (1998.37)
Pyxis depicting Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, Ayyubid period (1169–1260), mid-13th century, Syria, Brass, hammered, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (1971.39a,b)
Rag-dung, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, China, Copper, cloisonné, brass (1989.33) and (1988.349)
Ring of Pope Paul II, 1464–71, Italy (Rome), Blue glass mounted in gilt brass (1989.79)
Ring with Chameleon (Yawiige), 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo, Brass (1986.478.29)
Rolltop desk, ca. 1780, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, cherry, tulipwood, and mahogany (later drawers), veneered with maple, hornbeam (both partially stained), tulipwood, burl wood (stained), mahogany, holly, walnut, and other woods; gilt bronze, brass, steel, and iron; marble; partially tooled and gilded leather (58.75.55)
Sankh, 19th century, Kerala State, India, Shell (spyrum turbonella), brass, wax (1986.12)
Seated Portuguese Figure, 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.31)
Shaffron in the "Oriental" fashion, ca. 1560–70, Italian (probably Brescia), Steel, brass, leather (14.25.1664)
Shaffron of Henry II of France when Dauphin, ca. 1490–1500, redecorated 1539, Attributed to Romain des Ursins (Milan, rec. Lyon), Franco-Italian, Steel, gold, brass (04.3.253)
Staff (Uzime or Uboko), 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu or Nguni peoples, Wood, brass, iron wire (1982.485.15)
Staff: Female Half Torso, 19th–20th century, Angola; Ovimbundu, Wood, brass tacks (1978.412.572)
Staff: Saint Anthony (Toni Malau), 18th century, Angola/Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Brass, wood (1999.295.2)
Standing Male Official: Court Official, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.32)
Standing Warrior, 11th–17th century (1455–1640); Lower Niger Bronze Industry, Nigeria, Niger Valley between the confluence area and the delta, Brass (1977.173)
Suona, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Rosewood, brass (89.4.20)
Table Clock with a Skeleton Movement, mid-16th century or earlier, South German, Case and dial of gilt brass; hand and movement of steel (29.52.7)
Tea chest, ca. 1750–55, Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711–1793), Oak, cedar, veneered with rosewood; brass, iron, and steel (1999.147)
Tray made for the Rasulid sultan al-Mu'ayyad Dawud ibn Yusuf, Rasulid period, early 14th century, Egypt, Cairo, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.605)
Twin Figurine, 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire or Burkina Faso; Senufo or Tussian, Brass (1978.412.496)
Twin Figurine, 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire or Burkina Faso; Senufo or Tussian, Brass (1978.412.497)
Ud, 1977, Les fils de Gamil Georges, Cairo, Mahogany, spruce, beech, plastic, abalone, brass, other materials (1982.143.1)
Weight: Sword, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.7)

Weight: Fly Whisk, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.8)

Weight: Amulet, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.10)
Wisteria Dining Room, 1910–14, Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (French); made by Édouard-Louis Collet (Swiss), Walnut and amaranth veneer, marble; brass, copper, mirror glass (66.244.1–.2a–e,.9ab,.10ab)
Writing desk (bureau brisé), ca. 1685, Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (Dutch, active France), maker; Jean Berain (French), engraver, France (Paris), Oak, pine, and walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of engraved brass on tortoiseshell; gilt bronze, steel (1986.365.3)