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Iron and iron alloy x
Presentation Smallsword
James Morisset
(English, London, active 1768–1800)
Date: hallmarked for 1797–98
Medium: Silver-gilt, enamel, steel, paste brilliants
Accession Number: 26.145.315a, b
Harquebusier's Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706) with Buff Coat
Armor attributed to Richard Holden
(British, London, recorded 1658–1708)
Date: ca. 1683
Medium: Steel, engraved, blued, and gilt; leather, string laces
Accession Number: 15.113.1–.5; 29.158.885
Eagle
William Rush
(1756–1833)
Date: 1809–11
Medium: Carved wood (probably Eastern white pine), gessoed and gilded, and cast iron, painted
Accession Number: 2002.21.1
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Medium: Case and dial of enameled gold. Hand of steel.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Untitled
Anish Kapoor
(British (born India) 1954)
Date: 2007
Medium: Stainless steel
Accession Number: 2008.29
Small desk with folding top (bureau brisé)
Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt
(Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)
Date: ca. 1685
Medium: Oak, pine, walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of tortoiseshell and engraved brass; gilt bronze and steel
Accession Number: 1986.365.3
Crossbow of Count Ulrich V of Württemberg (1413–1480)
Attributed to Heinrich Heid von Winterthur
(probably Swiss, active Stuttgart, recorded 1453–1460)
Date: dated 1460
Medium: Wood (European hornbeam), horn, animal sinew, staghorn, birch bark, iron alloy, copper alloy, pigment
Accession Number: 04.3.36
Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Steel, iron, gold, wood, shagreen
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto)
Date: 16th century
Medium: Iron, lacquer
Accession Number: 36.25.81a–c
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Medium: Steel; forged and pierced
Accession Number: 1987.14
Flintlock Rifle
Jacob Kuntz
(American, Allentown, Pennsylvania 1780–1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date: ca. 1810–15
Medium: Steel, brass, wood (maple), silver, bone, horn
Accession Number: 42.22
Sword
Date: 10th century
Medium: Steel, copper, silver, niello
Accession Number: 55.46.1
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Helmet
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Steel, gold, silver
Accession Number: 04.3.456a
Kettle Drums
Franz Peter Bunsen
(ca. 1725–1795 (master 1754))
Date: 1779
Medium: Silver, iron, calfskin, textiles
Accession Number: 2010.138.1-.4
Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, Serial Number 12406
Samuel Colt
(American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date: ca. 1853
Medium: Steel, brass, gold, walnut
Accession Number: 1995.336
Toilet set in original leather case
Fourteen identified German
(Augsburg) goldsmiths and other German artisans; Japanese (Imari) porcelain maker
Date: ca. 1743–45
Medium: Gilt silver, hard-paste porcelain, cut glass, walnut, carved and partially gilt coniferous wood, blind-tooled and partially gilt leather, partially gilt steel and iron, textiles, moiré paper, hog's bristle
Accession Number: 2005.364.1a–d–.48
Becca
David Smith
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1906–1965 Bennington, Vermont)
Date: 1965
Medium: Stainless steel
Accession Number: 1972.127
Portions of a Costume Armor
Kolman Helmschmid
(German, Augsburg, 1471–1532)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Steel, gold
Accession Number: 24.179; 26.188.1, .2; 29.158.363a, b
Tournament Helm (Stechhelm)
Date: ca. 1500
Medium: Steel, copper alloy
Accession Number: 29.156.67a
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–27
Medium: Steel, gold, rubies, emeralds, wood, textile, glass
Accession Number: 1984.332
Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (1729–1796)
Johan Adolph Grecke
(Russian, Saint Petersburg, recorded 1755–90)
Date: 1786
Medium: Steel, ivory, gold, brass
Accession Number: 1986.265.1, .2
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724)
Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart
(French, Paris, died before October 1715)
Date: dated 1712
Medium: Steel, blued and gilt; gilt brass, silk, cotton, metallic yarn, paper
Accession Number: 1989.3
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Medium: Steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Medium: Iron, gilt copper
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Mask
Inscribed by Myōchin Muneakira
(Japanese, Edo period, 1673–1745)
Date: dated 1745
Medium: Lacquered iron, silk
Accession Number: 19.115.2
Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)
Long sword
(katana) blade inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen (Japanese, Bizen, Muromachi period, active ca. 1440)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1440; short sword (wakizashi) blade, 15th century; mountings, late 18th century
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper, rayskin, silk
Accession Number: 36.120.417a, b, .418a–c
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver
Accession Number: 34.85
Power Figure: Male (Nkisi)
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood, copper, brass, iron, fiber, snakeskin, leather, fur, feathers, mud, resin
Accession Number: 1978.409
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Medium: Wood (poplar) with gesso relief, gold and tin leaf, glazes and paint; wood (cypress, poplar, and mulberry), mother-of-pearl, marble and other stones, stucco with glass, plaster ceramic tiles, iron, brass
Accession Number: 1970.170
Presentation Smallsword
James Morisset
(English, London, active 1768–1800)
Date: hallmarked for 1797–98
Accession Number: 26.145.315a, b
Harquebusier's Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706) with Buff Coat
Armor attributed to Richard Holden
(British, London, recorded 1658–1708)
Date: ca. 1683
Accession Number: 15.113.1–.5; 29.158.885
Eagle
William Rush
(1756–1833)
Date: 1809–11
Accession Number: 2002.21.1
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Untitled
Anish Kapoor
(British (born India) 1954)
Date: 2007
Accession Number: 2008.29
Small desk with folding top (bureau brisé)
Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt
(Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)
Date: ca. 1685
Accession Number: 1986.365.3
Crossbow of Count Ulrich V of Württemberg (1413–1480)
Attributed to Heinrich Heid von Winterthur
(probably Swiss, active Stuttgart, recorded 1453–1460)
Date: dated 1460
Accession Number: 04.3.36
Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto)
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 36.25.81a–c
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Accession Number: 1987.14
Flintlock Rifle
Jacob Kuntz
(American, Allentown, Pennsylvania 1780–1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date: ca. 1810–15
Accession Number: 42.22
Sword
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 55.46.1
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Helmet
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 04.3.456a
Kettle Drums
Franz Peter Bunsen
(ca. 1725–1795 (master 1754))
Date: 1779
Accession Number: 2010.138.1-.4
Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, Serial Number 12406
Samuel Colt
(American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date: ca. 1853
Accession Number: 1995.336
Toilet set in original leather case
Fourteen identified German
(Augsburg) goldsmiths and other German artisans; Japanese (Imari) porcelain maker
Date: ca. 1743–45
Accession Number: 2005.364.1a–d–.48
Becca
David Smith
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1906–1965 Bennington, Vermont)
Date: 1965
Accession Number: 1972.127
Portions of a Costume Armor
Kolman Helmschmid
(German, Augsburg, 1471–1532)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 24.179; 26.188.1, .2; 29.158.363a, b
Tournament Helm (Stechhelm)
Date: ca. 1500
Accession Number: 29.156.67a
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–27
Accession Number: 1984.332
Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (1729–1796)
Johan Adolph Grecke
(Russian, Saint Petersburg, recorded 1755–90)
Date: 1786
Accession Number: 1986.265.1, .2
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724)
Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart
(French, Paris, died before October 1715)
Date: dated 1712
Accession Number: 1989.3
Saber with Scabbard
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 23.232.2a, b
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Mask
Inscribed by Myōchin Muneakira
(Japanese, Edo period, 1673–1745)
Date: dated 1745
Accession Number: 19.115.2
Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)
Long sword
(katana) blade inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen (Japanese, Bizen, Muromachi period, active ca. 1440)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1440; short sword (wakizashi) blade, 15th century; mountings, late 18th century
Accession Number: 36.120.417a, b, .418a–c
Shield of Henry II of France
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 34.85
Power Figure: Male (Nkisi)
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1978.409
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Accession Number: 1970.170
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