Music

  • Essays (145)
  • Works of Art (339)
  • Guitar
    L.2011.49
  • Guitar
    2010.502
  • Guitar
    1990.220
  • Flamenco Guitar
    2016.787a,b
  • Guitar
    2010.420
  • Guitar
    2012.209a,b
  • Guitar
    1992.46a,b
  • Guitar
    1992.1.2
  • Guitar
    1992.1.1
  • West Africa (Senegal) Dakar—Native griot with his guitar [Afrique Occidentale (Sénégal) Dakar—Griot indigène avec sa guitare]
    VRA.PC.AF.07
  • Cuneiform tablet: hymn to Marduk
    86.11.313
  • Cuneiform tablet: Old Babylonian balag to the mother goddess Aruru
    86.11.62
  • Maharana Ari Singh with His Courtiers Being Entertained at the Jagniwas Water Palace
    1994.116
  • Vasant Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)
    1999.148
  • The Young Sophocles Leading the Chorus of Victory after the Battle of Salamis
    27.65
  • Mandolin
    2016.424
  • Archtop guitar
    2016.124a-d
  • Archtop Guitar
    2014.274a,b
  • Archtop Mandolin
    2008.70
  • Archtop Guitar
    2012.480
  • Archtop Guitar
    2013.129a-c
  • Mandola
    2013.125a-c
  • Archtop Guitar
    2013.128a-c
  • Archtop Guitar
    2013.130a-c
  • Harp Guitar
    2013.131a-c
  • Mandola
    2013.124a-c
  • Mandolin
    2013.122a-c
  • Mandocello
    2013.127a-c
  • Mandocello
    2013.126a-c
  • Mandolin
    2013.123a-c
  • Mandolin
    2013.121a-c
  • Mandobass
    2013.132
  • Mandolin
    2015.643a-c
  • The thundering skeleton of the modern bells
    46.46.282
  • The laughter of the public—away with your nonsense
    46.46.502
  • Evocation (from the series Brahms Fantasies)
    24.4.62
  • Footed beaker with cover
    2010.110.38a,b
  • Terracotta statuette of a male flute-player
    74.51.1691
  • Bosendorfer: Grand Piano with Double Keyboard
    L.2014.77
  • Sistrum of the Chantress Tapenu
    68.44
  • Funerary Papyrus Belonging to the Singer Tiye
    25.3.34
  • Treble Viol
    89.4.946
  • Bass Viola da Gamba
    1989.44
  • Bass Viola da Gamba
    1988.365
  • Pardessus de Viole
    2006.504
  • The Refusal of Time
    2013.250
  • Medallion with a Portrait of Gennadios
    26.258
  • Merry Company on a Terrace
    58.89
  • Document box with scene from the Butterflies Chapter of the Tale of Genji
    1981.243.1a-f
  • Pair of bronze cymbals
    13.225.5a,b
  • Bell Mallet (Lawle)
    2010.349
  • Archtop Guitar
    2012.246
  • Drum
    2010.172.1,.2
  • Tenor Oboe
    2011.416
  • Garland Holder with a Winged Celestial
    1987.142.213
  • The mystic marriage of Saint Catherine who sits at center with the Christ child, angels with instruments at the left
    53.600.2105
  • Glass cameo cup (scyphus) fragment
    11.91.5a
  • Evening dress
    2009.300.1165a,b
  • The Daughters of Catulle Mendès, Huguette (1871–1964), Claudine (1876–1937), and Helyonne (1879–1955)
    1998.325.3
  • Carmencita
    06.969
  • Natural Trumpet
    89.4.2375
  • Kettle drums
    2010.138.1-.4
  • Terracotta plate
    2010.64
  • Clarinet in D
    2010.185
  • Tenor recorder
    2010.205
  • May Belfort
    41.12.1
  • Divan Japonais
    58.621.17
  • A Musical Party
    91.26.11
  • The Vine
    27.66
  • Musical clock with spinet and organ
    2002.323a-f
  • Positive organ
    1978.6
  • Violin
    1990.7
  • The Batta-Piatigorsky Violoncello
    L.2013.71a_g
  • Sankh
    1986.12
  • Bassoon
    2003.150a-g
  • Cornet à pistons in B-flat
    2002.190a-n
  • Pedal harp
    2001.171
  • Gulgul
    2009.430,2009.431
  • Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Gold Girl—Connie Gilchrist
    11.32
  • Double Virginal
    89.4.1196
  • Muselar Virginal
    11.176.1
  • Jan Ruckers harpsichord
    L.1986.67
  • Ud
    1982.143.1
  • Lute
    1989.13
  • Lute
    2008.3
  • Mandora
    89.4.3140
  • The Musician
    73.2
  • A Woman Playing the Theorbo-Lute and a Cavalier
    14.40.617
  • A Musician and His Daughter
    64.65.4
  • Violin
    1992.333
  • Guitar
    53.56.3
  • Violoncello Head
    1998.458
  • Division Viol
    89.4.956
  • Netsuke of Ox with Bokudo
    10.211.780
  • Drum (Pahu)
    1978.412.720
  • Sesando
    89.4.1489
  • Bullroarer (Imunu Viki [?])
    1979.206.1545
  • Trumpet (Fu)
    1978.412.1022
  • Sacred Slit Gong (Waken)
    1978.412.1536
  • Lute (Hasapi)
    1999.47.44
  • Water Drum
    1979.206.1627
  • Horn
    1980.262
  • Flute Stopper
    1978.412.1545
  • Lime spatula (Tap)
    1978.412.821
  • Ensuranai
    89.4.2365
  • Ukulele
    89.4.727
  • Ipu Hula
    89.4.754
  • Mbita-Ni-Tanga
    89.4.795
  • Drum
    1978.412.111
  • Pedestal Bowl
    63.226.5
  • Belt Ornament
    1987.394.595
  • Figure Whistle
    1991.419.51
  • The Music Lesson
    21.115.3
  • Bell (Nao)
    49.136.10
  • Bell (Zhong)
    13.220.86
  • Xun
    2005.14
  • Dancer and Musicians
    1994.605.85a-c
  • Set of ten belt plaques
    1992.165.22a-j
  • Section of a Clapper (Paiban)
    2003.166
  • Yunluo (
    89.4.15a
  • Xiao
    1988.91
  • Chime (Qing) for Linzhong (8th note in the 12-note scale)
    03.15.1
  • Musical Stone with Theme of the
    02.18.644
  • Suona
    89.4.20
  • Dizi
    65.149a,b
  • Joshua and David (from The Nine Heroes Tapestries)
    32.130.3b_47.101.1_47.152
  • Ceremonial Scene
    60.50a
  • Viola d'amore
    2009.41
  • Viola da Gamba
    2009.42
  • Manuscript Leaf with a Funeral Procession in an Initial R, from a Gradual
    96.32.16
  • Manuscript Leaf with the Visitation in an Initial A and Cardinal Adam Easton with a Dominican Saint and Saint Dominic, from an Antiphonary
    90.61.3
  • Manuscript Leaf with King David in an Initial I, from a Psalter
    28.225.65
  • Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple in an Initial S, from a Gradual
    26.159.1
  • Manuscript Illumination with the Martyrdom of Saint Stephen in an Initial E, from a Gradual
    2007.236
  • Grand piano
    89.4.3182
  • Grand piano
    1982.138
  • Sarangi
    1982.143.2
  • Sitar
    1999.399
  • Sitar
    89.4.1586
  • Pandharpuri tambura
    1994.498
  • Ghanti (bell)
    89.4.154
  • Tambura
    1986.470.1
  • Tanjore tambura (male)
    2008.141.2a,b
  • Sarangi
    89.4.200
  • Dholaka
    89.4.165
  • Sursanga
    46.34.79
  • Sarangi
    46.34.43
  • Mrdangam
    1986.467.18
  • Angeli Laudantes
    2008.8
  • Viola d'Amore
    2008.1
  • Mandolino
    2008.2a,b
  • Cor solo
    2008.136
  • Whistle
    89.4.2243
  • Rattle
    89.4.1963
  • Raven Rattle
    89.4.611
  • Rattle
    89.4.2161
  • Rattle
    89.4.647
  • Rattle
    89.4.616
  • Rattle
    89.4.614
  • The Luteplayer
    2008.459
  • Feste nelle nozze de don Francesco Medici gran duca di Toscana; et della ... sig. Bianca Cappello, Florence, October 14, 1579
    31.34
  • Cittern
    1985.124
  • Walking-Stick Flute/Oboe
    2006.86a-c
  • Viola da Gamba
    1982.324
  • Sideblown Trumpet
    1999.74
  • Chegah-Skah-Hdah
    89.4.597
  • Whistle
    89.4.2058
  • Courting flute (siyotanka)
    89.4.3371
  • Frame Drum
    89.4.560ab
  • Seated Musician
    2006.156
  • Manuscript Leaf with the Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, from a Laudario
    2006.250
  • Koto
    2007.194a-f
  • Manuscript Leaf with the Dedication of a Church in an Initial T, from a Gradual
    96.32.15
  • Aristide Bruant, at His Cabaret
    32.88.17
  • Jane Avril
    32.88.15
  • Lacquered Pen Box
    2002.416a,b
  • Allegory of Music
    2006.71
  • Marble statue of a draped seated man
    09.221.4
  • Madonna and Child with Saints
    20.92
  • Manuscript Leaf with the Martyrdom of Saint Peter Martyr in an Initial P, from a Gradual
    2005.273
  • Decorated Initial with Scene of Christ Entering the Temple.
    1999.391
  • The Singer in Green
    61.101.7
  • Dancers, Pink and Green
    29.100.42
  • Hardanger Fiddle
    46.34.7a
  • The Ballet from Robert le Diable
    29.100.552
  • The Dancing Class
    29.100.184
  • Plate
    17.190.1867
  • Portrait of a Woman, Said to be Madame Charles Simon Favart (Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray, 1727–1772)
    17.120.210
  • Louis Gueymard (1822-1880) as Robert le Diable
    19.84
  • Head of Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830–1914)
    59.129
  • Manuscript Leaf with the Assumption of the Virgin in an Initial V, from an Antiphonary
    96.32.12
  • Guitar
    1990.103
  • Guitar
    1989.147
  • Guitar
    1984.225
  • Cuatro puertorriqueno
    2003.216.1
  • Guitar
    1992.279
  • Guitar
    1990.221
  • Guitar
    1979.390
  • Guitar
    1986.353.2
  • Guitar
    1986.353.1
  • Harpo-lyre
    1992.117.1,.2
  • Fortepiano
    2001.272
  • Grand Pianoforte
    59.76
  • Square piano
    06.1312
  • Two Young Girls at the Piano
    1975.1.201
  • Idle Hours
    88.7
  • Guitar
    1979.380a,b
  • Grand piano
    1985.407
  • Side drum
    14.25.1618
  • Standard Bearer and Drummer
    41.1.90
  • Side (Snare) Drum
    58.82
  • Side drum
    89.4.2162
  • Fife
    2000.365
  • Oboe
    1997.272
  • Bassoon in C
    89.4.884
  • Bugle in C
    1975.270
  • Over-the-Shoulder Soprano Horn in E-flat
    89.4.2295
  • Keyed Bugle in E (originally E-flat?)
    89.4.2326
  • Friction Drum (Lunet or Livika)
    1979.206.1477
  • Slit Gong (Atingting Kon)
    1975.93
  • Drum
    1978.412.962
  • Harp-lute
    50.184.1
  • The Love Song
    47.26
  • Clarinet in B-flat
    53.223
  • Lira
    2003.378
  • Dvojnice
    89.4.1589
  • Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque)
    61.101.17
  • The Spanish Singer
    49.58.2
  • Bell inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti
    1977.186
  • Cuneiform tablet: a-she-er gi-ta, balag to Innin/Ishtar
    86.11.286a
  • La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle; Augustine-Alix Pellicot Roulin, 1851–1930)
    1996.435
  • Mlle Becat at the Cafe des Ambassadeurs, Paris
    19.29.3
  • Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass
    29.100.127
  • The Dancing Lesson (Negro Boy Dancing)
    25.97.1
  • Dressing for the Carnival
    22.220
  • Gong
    1977.470
  • Dancing in Colombia
    1983.251
  • Merengue en Boca Chica
    1984.2
  • Abstract Trio
    1984.315.36
  • Music stand
    1979.320
  • The Satin Tuning Fork
    1999.363.80
  • The Woodshed
    1970.19
  • Study for Song
    2002.456.45
  • Interior of the Hammam at the Red Fort, Delhi, Furnished According to English Taste
    1994.71
  • Man with a Hat and a Violin
    1999.363.64
  • Kamanche
    1998.72
  • Taūs (mayuri)
    89.4.163
  • Rebab
    89.4.403
  • Apollo, Pan, and a putto blowing a horn, from a series of eight compositions after Francesco Primaticcio's designs for the ceiling of the Ulysses Gallery (destroyed 1738-39) at Fontainebleau
    49.95.161
  • Orpheus and Eurydice
    56.581.12
  • Figurative Harp (Domu)
    1978.412.412
  • Wall painting from Room H of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale
    03.14.5
  • Musette de Cour
    2003.63a-d
  • Bass Viol
    1976.8.37
  • Clavichord
    1986.239
  • Harpsichord
    89.4.1220
  • Lyre-guitar
    1998.121
  • The Camel from a set of five Grotesques
    1977.437.1
  • The Concert: From a set of Indo-Chinese Scenes
    53.165.1
  • Harpsichord
    89.4.2929
  • Suzu
    89.4.94
  • Figure: Pair of Balafon Players
    1979.206.131
  • The Blind Guitarist (El ciego de la guitarra)
    22.63.29
  • Kora
    1975.59
  • Woman with a Lute
    25.110.24
  • A Girl Singing Ballads by a Paper Lanthorn
    53.600.1892
  • A Lady Playing the Tanpura
    1996.100.1
  • Maharaja Bijay Singh in His Harem
    2002.38
  • Grand piano
    1984.34
  • Musical Party in a Garden
    64.101.1314
  • Grand Piano
    89.4.1219
  • Marcantonio Pasqualini (1614-1691) Crowned by Apollo
    1981.317
  • Archlute
    1988.87
  • Bass Viola da Gamba
    1990.223
  • Mezzetin
    34.138
  • Seven String Bass Viol
    89.4.1343
  • Jagdhorn in G
    14.25.1623
  • Harpsichord
    89.4.2363
  • Dung-Chen
    1988.349,1989.33
  • 55.86a-c
  • 34.86.1
  • 34.86.2
  • Allegory of Music
    50.189
  • Soprano Recorder in B
    89.4.912
  • Alto Recorder in F-sharp
    89.4.2208
  • Alto Recorder in F
    89.4.909
  • Alto Recorder in F
    1982.390
  • Violin
    1974.229
  • Count Giacomo Durazzo (1717-1794) in the Guise of a Huntsman, with His Wife (Ernestine Aloisia Ungnad von Weissenwolff, 1732-1794)
    50.50
  • Sculptor at Work on a Colossal Statue
    1992.229.1
  • Akbar With Lion and Calf
    55.121.10.22
  • Seated Female Musicians
    23.180.4-7
  • 55.121.10.24
  • Embroidered Sampler
    14.26
  • Rattle, whistle, and bells
    47.70
  • Mandora
    64.101.1409
  • Lute
    89.2.157
  • Claviorganum
    89.4.1191
  • Rectangular Octagonal Virginal
    89.4.1778
  • Regal
    89.4.2883
  • Tenor Recorder
    89.4.3133
  • Pipa
    89.4.52
  • Sheng
    89.4.96
  • The Musicians
    52.81
  • Cornetto in A
    52.96.1
  • Spinet
    53.6ab
  • Double Virginal
    29.90
  • Satyr Playing a Lyre, with a Sleeping Nymph
    31.31.19
  • Venus and the Lute Player
    36.29
  • Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio
    39.153
  • Brahma with attendants and musicians
    21.57
  • ex
    1999.26
  • Qin
    1999.93
  • Virgin and Child with Four Angels
    1977.1.1
  • Panpiper Vessel
    1978.412.219
  • Armorial Plate (tondino): The story of King Midas
    1975.1.1019
  • Terracotta lebes gamikos (round-bottomed bowl with handles and stand used in weddings)
    07.286.35a,b
  • Manuscript Illumination with the Assumption of the Virgin in an Initial A, from an Antiphonary
    11.50.1
  • Terracotta bowl
    10.210.37
  • Terracotta amphora (jar)
    56.171.38
  • Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
    23.160.80
  • Terracotta one-handled kantharos (drinking cup)
    63.11.4
  • Terracotta psykter (vase for cooling wine)
    10.210.18
  • Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)
    06.1021.188
  • Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)
    24.97.28
  • Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
    24.97.30
  • Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
    31.11.11
  • Miniature Drum with Four Frogs
    2000.284.57
  • Bell (Zhong)
    1988.20.7
  • Pair of Clappers
    32.5.2a,b
  • Arched Harp (shoulder harp)
    43.2.1
  • Figure Drum
    1979.206.1097
  • Dōtaku (Bronze Bell)
    18.68
  • Marble seated harp player
    47.100.1
  • Ocarina
    1984.507.17
  • Bird-Headed Figure Whistle
    1978.412.80
  • Plate with Trumpeter
    1989.110
  • Lyre-Shaped Belt Buckle
    1990.193.3ab
  • Bowl with astronomical and royal figures
    57.36.4
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