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Mishneh Torah, Master of the Barbo Missal  Italian, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment; leather binding, North Italian
Multiple artists/makers
ca. 1457
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord (1754–1838), Prince de Bénévent, baron François Gérard  French, Oil on canvas
The Refusal of Time, William Kentridge  South African, Five-channel digital video installation, black-and-white and color, sound, 30 min.; steel megaphones, and a breathing machine (“elephant”)
A Wooded River Landscape with a Church and Figures, Hendrick Avercamp  Dutch, Gouache, watercolor, over lead point or graphite, on paper prepared with gouache; framing line in pen and brown ink and gold paint
ca. 1613
Panel painting of a woman in a blue mantle, Encaustic on wood
A.D. 54–68
Vase with face, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat  French, Stoneware, French, Bourg-la-Reine
Bowl with two panthers, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat  French, Stoneware, French, Bourg-la-Reine
Bottle vase, Ernest Chaplet  French, Porcelain, French, Choisy-le-Roi
ca. 1890
Square vase, Ernest Chaplet  French, Hard-paste porcelain, French, Choisy-le-Roi
ca. 1889
Basket vase, Georges Hoentschel  French, Glazed stoneware, French, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye
ca. 1900
Vase with peacock feathers, Auguste Delaherche  French, Stoneware, French, Paris
ca. 1889
Gourd vase, Jean-Joseph Carriès  French, Stoneware, French, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye
ca. 1890
Vessel with Women and Goats, Paul Gauguin  French, Stoneware, French, Paris
ca. 1887–89
Vase with four green handles, Auguste Delaherche  French, Stoneware, French, Paris
ca. 1889
Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties (Seirō bijin awase sugata kagami) 青楼美人合姿鏡, Katsukawa Shunshō 勝川春章  Japanese, Woodblock printed book; ink, color, and mica on paper, Japan
A New Record Comparing the Handwriting of the Courtesans of the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara keisei shin bijin jihitsu kagami) 吉原傾城新美人自筆鏡, Kitao Masanobu (Santō Kyōden) 北尾政演 (山東京伝)  Japanese, Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper, Japan
1784, early spring (Tenmei 4)
Gifts of the Ebb Tide (The Shell Book) (Shiohi no tsuto) 潮干のつと(都登), Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川歌麿  Japanese, Woodblock printed book (orihon, accordion-style); ink, color, mica, and gold-leaf on paper, Japan
probably 1789
Picture Book of Kyōka Poems: Mountains upon Mountains (Ehon kyōka yama mata yama) 画本狂歌山満多山, Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎  Japanese, Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper, Japan
One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku hyakkei) 富嶽百景, Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎  Japanese, Set of three woodblock printed books; ink on paper, Japan
ca. 1849
Four Icons from a Pair of Doors (Panels), possibly part of a Polyptych: John the Theologian and Prochoros, the Baptism (Epiphany), Harrowing of Hell (Anastasis), and Saint Nicholas, Tempera and gold on wood, Byzantine
early 15th century
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