Acquisition Highlights, 2013 2013  |  2014  |  2015

America Today, 1930–31
Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012 (2012.478a–j)
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Deer amid pine trees, 19th century
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2013 (2013.29a, b)
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Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus Declaiming, 1779
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Gifts of Mrs. William M. Haupt, Josephine Bay Paul, and Estate of George Quackenbush, in his memory, by exchange, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Gift, and funds from various donors, 2013 (2013.155)
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The Refusal of Time, 2012
Jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2013. Purchased for The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation Inc. and Wendy Fisher Gifts and The Raymond and Beverly Sackler 21st Century Art Fund. (2013.250)
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Saint Sebastian, 17th century
Purchase, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Fund, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Acquisitions Endowment Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill and Hester Diamond Gifts, 2013 (2013.36)
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Marble pillar with Neo-Attic reliefs, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Marguerite and Frank A. Cosgrove Jr. Fund, 2013 (2013.911)
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Multitude 10, 2008
Purchase, 2011 NoRuz at The Met Benefit, 2013 (2013.258)
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Plate with chrysanthemums, 12th century
Gift of Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, in memory of Ludmilla and Hans Arnhold, 2013 (2013.569)
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Thetis Transporting Arms for Achilles, ca. 1804–12
Purchase, Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ignazio Peluso, Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso Gift, 2013 (2013.35)
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Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), mid-fifth century B.C.
Gift of Sylvia de Cuevas, 2013 (2013.158)
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Vessel with Women and Goats, ca. 1887–89
Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and 2011 Benefit Fund, 2013 (2013.471)
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Figure (Hampatong), Late 19th–early 20th century
Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 2013 (2013.1137.8)
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Buddhist disciple, or luohan, holding a peach, 17th century
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2013 (2013.167)
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Candle Dancers (Kerzentänzerinnen), 1917
Purchase, Susan Schulman Printseller Gift, in honor of Catherine Jenkins, 2013 (2013.935)
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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord (1754–1838), Prince de Bénévent, 1808
Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 2012 (2012.348)
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Bifolium with Christ in Majesty in an Initial A, from an Antiphonary, ca. 1405
The Cloisters Collection and The Rendl Fund, 2013 (2013.38)
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Pin drop silence: Eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, 2013
Gift of Andrew Cohen, in honor of Tenzing Rigdol and Fabio Rossi, 2013 (2013.627)
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Album of Bit Designs, 1674
Purchase, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund; Joseph M. Scheuner and Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gifts; and Bequest of Stephen V. Grancsay, Rogers Fund, Helmut Nickel Gift, and funds from various donors, by exchange, 2013 (2013.590)
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Juno Ordering Aeolus to Unleash the Winds, 1775
Purchase, Charles and Jessie Price Gift, 2013 (2013.504)
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Dress, 1999
Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2013 (2013.588a, b)
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U Turns, 2004
Purchase, The George Economou Collection Gift, 2013 (2013.260)
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Sojourner Truth, "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance", 1864
Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.54)
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Viola, ca. 1660
Purchase, Robert Alonzo Lehman Bequest, Fletcher Fund, 2012 Benefit Fund and Beatrice Francais Gift, 2013 (2013.910)
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Morgenthau Plan, 2012
Denise and Andrew Saul Fund, 2013 (2013.429a–c)
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Saints Procopius and Adalbert, ca. 1340–50
The Cloisters Collection, 2013 (2013.272)
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David Young and Unknown Man, Newhaven, 1845
Bequest of Maurice B. Sendak, 2012 (2013.159.23)
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Landscape with Erminia, ca. 1630
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2013 (2013.197)
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New Mirror Comparing the Handwriting of the Courtesans of the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara keisei shin bijin jihitsu kagami) , 1784
Purchase, Mary and James G. Wallach Family Foundation Gift, in honor of John T. Carpenter, 2013 (2013.768)
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"Three Trees of India", Folio from a Baburnama (Autobiography of Babur), late 16th century
Purchase, Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, Anonymous Gift, in honor of Amy Poster, and Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2013 (2013.576)
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Being Open and Empty, 2005
Gift of the artist, 2013 (2013.188.2)
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Virgin and Child, from an Adoration Group, ca. 1515–20
Purchase, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation Gift, 2013 (2013.1093)
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Two Percussion Exhibition Pistols, dated 1849 and 1851
Purchase, Ronald S. Lauder Gift, 2013 (2013.514.1, .2)
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Breastplate with Tassets, ca. 1530
Purchase, The Sulzberger Foundation Inc. Gift, 2013 (2013.28)
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Untitled (Your Seeing Is Believing), 1984
Purchase, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel; and Stephen and Jennifer Rich, Anonymous, and Gary and Sarah Wolkowitz Gifts, 2013 (2013.42)
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"Butterfly", ca. 1955
Purchase, Friends of the Costume Institute Gifts, 2013 (2013.591)
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Embroidery of a Thousand-Armed Kannon , probably late 15th–early 16th century
Purchase, Sue Cassidy Clark Gift, in memory of Terry Satsuki Milhaupt, 2013 (2013.114)
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A Road in a Gorge near Naples, 1782
Purchase, Mary Trumbull Adams Fund, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, and 2009 and 2005 Benefit Funds, 2013 (2013.451)
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Standing Female Figure (St. Anne; Cartoon for a Painting), ca. 1502–4
Partial and Promised Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Tobey, in honor of George R. Goldner, 2013 (2013.641)
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Ceremonial ewer, ca. 1520–50
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2013 (2013.950)
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Fragment of a figure holding a multistrand coil of beads, preceded by another individual, ca. 1961–1917 B.C.
Gift of Janice Kamrin, in honor of Nora Scott and Dorothea Arnold, 2013 (2013.433)
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Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle, ca. 1895–1900
Purchase, The Beatrice G. Warren and Leila W. Redstone Fund, 2013 (2013.901)
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Alexander Hamilton, 1792
Commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of State of New York, in 1791; aquired by Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette, Collection of Americana, New York, 1983; acquired by Credit Suisse, New York, and Zurich, Switzerland, 2000 (2013.454)
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Mishneh Torah, ca. 1457
Jointly owned by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013. Purchased for the Israel Museum through the generosity of an anonymous donor; René and Susanne Braginsky, Zurich; Renée and Lester Crown, Chicago; Schusterman Foundation - Israel; and Judy and Michael Steinhardt, New York. Purchased for The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Director’s Funds and Judy and Michael Steinhardt Gift. (2013.495)
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Soldier on Horseback in Catoptric Anamorphosis (after Hendrick Goltzius), ca. 1620–40
Purchase, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, 2013 (2013.203)
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Love Letter I, 1969
Purchase, The George Economou Collection Gift, 2013 (2013.263)
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The Dream of the Shepherd (Der Traum des Hirten), 1896
Purchase, European Paintings Funds, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, Charles and Jessie Price Gift, funds from various donors, and Bequests of Collis P. Huntington and Isaac D. Fletcher, by exchange, 2013 (2013.1134)
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Ensemble, fall/winter 1997–98
Purchase, Friends of the Costume Institute Gifts, 2013 (2013.564a, b)
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Jar, 7th–early 8th century
Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, in honor of James C. Y. Watt, 2013 (2013.231)
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Lamba Tselatra (Spark), 2010
Purchase, James J. Ross, William B. Goldstein, Holly and David Ross, and James J. and Gladys W. Strain Gifts, 2013 (2013.23)
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Ewer and stand (présentoir), 1758
Purchase, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation Gift, 2013 (2013.442.1, .2)
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Appeal to the Great Spirit, 1913; cast ca. 1916
Purchase, Morris K. Jesup Fund and Jonathan L. Cohen and Allison B. Morrow Gift, 2013 (2013.441)
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Électricité, 1931
Gift of Joyce F. Menschel, 2013 (2013.1098.13 (1–10))
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Life's Symphony (Kyoku), 2011
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2013 (2013.461.1, .2)
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Mynah Birds, early 17th century
Purchase, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation and Anonymous Gifts, 2013 (2013.21.1, .2)
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Cased Pair of Percussion Target Pistols with Loading and Cleaning Accessories, Made for Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné d'Artois, Duke of Bordeaux, Count of Chambord (1820–1883), dated 1829
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Bequest and Irene Roosevelt Aitken Gift, 2013 (2013.511.1–.3a–k)
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Statuette of an Official Who is a Dwarf, ca. 1961–1917 BC
Purchase, Elaine A. Evans Bequest, in memory of Dr. Henry G. Fischer, and Friends of Isis Gifts, 2013 (2013.626)
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Burgonet, ca. 1610
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Bequest, 2013 (2013.953)
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Banjo, ca. 1845
Gift of Peter Szego, 2013 (2013.639)
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Vault, 2012
Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund; Alfred Stieglitz Society, The Fledgling Fund, through Diana Barrett and Robert Vila, Joseph M. and Barbara Cohen Foundation Inc. and Hideyuki Osawa Gifts, 2013 (2013.163)
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Marriage Panel of Gabriel Weydacher and his wife Juliana Wemis with the Virgin and Child and Saints Barbara and Catherine, 1519
The Cloisters Collection, 2013 (2013.156)
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Smith and Wesson .38 Caliber Safety Third Model Double-Action Revolver, serial no. 83097, with Case, ca. 1890–93
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Bequest, 2013 (2013.903a, b)
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The Sacrifice of Polyxena, 1647
Purchase, 2012 Benefit Fund, and Bequest of Grace Wilkes and Fletcher Fund, by exchange, 2013 (2013.183)
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Venus at the Forge of Vulcan (recto); Sketches with Two Putti (verso), ca. 1716–18
Purchase, Rogers and Harry G. Sperling Funds, several members of The Chairman's Council Gifts and Mrs. Howard J. Barnet Gift, 2013 (2013.116)
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Electro–Physiologie, Figure 64, 1854–56, printed 1862
Purchase, The Buddy Taub Foundation Gift, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach, Directors, 2012 (2012.140)
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A Wooded River Landscape with a Church and Figures, ca. 1613
Purchase, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and David T. Schiff and Annette and Oscar de la Renta Gifts, 2013 (2013.646)
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Torah crown (keter), ca. 1740–50
Director's Fund, 2013 (2013.443)
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Balaskandha, The Youthful Skanda, Undated, 1920–30
Purchase, Gift of Mrs. William J. Calhoun, by exchange, 2013 (2013.16)
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Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Peleg K. Dunham (1794–1822), 1817
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulberger Gift, 2013 (2013.622a, b)
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Plaque with the Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew, ca. 1160–80
The Cloisters Collection, 2013 (2013.508)
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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, early 15th century
Purchase, Mary and Michael Jaharis Gift, 2013 (2013.980a–d)
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Eight-light chandelier, ca. 1710
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2013 (2013.238.2)
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Suit, 1770–80
Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2013 (2013.516a–c)
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Woman with a Veil, 1545
Purchase, Barbara and Howard Fox Gift, 2013 (2013.945)
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[Mourning Corsage with Portrait of Abraham Lincoln], April 1865
Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.46)
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Home is a Foreign Place, 1999
Purchase, The George Economou Collection Gift, 2013 (2013.565a–nn)
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[Male Pedestrian Smoking Cigar, Detroit (for Fortune Magazine Article "Labor Anonymous")], 1946
Gift of Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, 2013 (2013.246.1)
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Figure of a Male Rice Deity (Bulul), 19th century or earlier
Gift of George R. Ellis, in memory of Nancy L. Ellis, 2013 (2013.1105)
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Rouyesh (Growth), 2012
Purchase, 2011 NoRuz at The Met Benefit, 2013 (2013.587)
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Spoon, 1906
Gift, Silver & Metalwork of the Twentieth Century from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection, 2013 (2013.959.4.2)
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Pitcher, 1882
Purchase, William Cullen Bryant Fellows Gifts, 2013 (2013.26)
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Nicolaas Henneman Showing an Album to Charles Porter, ca. 1845
Bequest of Maurice B. Sendak, 2012 (2013.159.63)
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Branches and Vines Quilt, ca. 1875
Gift of George E. Schoellkopf, 2013 (2013.958)
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Armlet, late 19th–early 20th century
Gift of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, 2013 (2013.968.4a)
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Relief with a Bird, 10th–11th century
Purchase, Tianaderrah Foundation and Austin B. Chinn Gifts; Larry and Ann Burns Gift, in honor of Austin B. Chinn; Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, David H. Koch, Harry and Linda Macklowe, and Charlotte C. Weber Gifts, 2013 (2013.268)
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Vase, ca. 1904–09
Gift of Martin Eidelberg, 2013 (2013.1001.1)
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Adonis, ca. 1723–25
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and Director's Funds, 2013 (2013.432)
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Study of a Standing Woman, 1792–96 (?)
Purchase, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, 2013 (2013.64)
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Smith and Wesson New Model No. 3, .44 Caliber Double-Action Navy Revolver, serial no. 23060, ca. 1891–92
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Bequest, 2013 (2013.902)
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Waistcoat, fall/winter 1989–90
Purchase, Friends of the Costume Institute Gifts, 2013 (2013.948)
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Tea Bowl with Splashed Decoration, 12th–13th century
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2013 (2013.174)
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Panel painting of a woman in a blue mantle, A.D. 54–68
Director's Fund, 2013 (2013.438)
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Pair of Percussion Target Pistols Made for Display at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, 1851, dated 1851
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Bequest, 2013 (2013.513.1, .2)
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The Village, 1914
Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Purchase, Leonard A. Lauder Gift, 2013 (2013.271)
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A Mounted Grey Horse Being Schooled in Piaffe, after 1646
Fletcher and Frits and Rita Markus Funds, 2013 (2013.144)
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