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Armor (Gusoku)
Helmet signed by Bamen Tomotsugu
(Japanese, Eichizan province, Toyohara, active 18th century)
Date: 18th century
Medium: Iron, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), silver, silk, horse hair, ivory
Accession Number: 2001.642
Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), Third Earl of Cumberland
Made under the direction of Jacob Halder
(British, master armorer at the royal workshops at Greenwich, documented in England 1558–1608)
Date: 1586
Medium: Steel, gold, leather, textile
Accession Number: 32.130.6a–y
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterations
Medium: Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, and cherry veneered with hornbeam (partially stained), tulipwood, walnut, holly and maple (both partially stained), boxwood, mahogany, and other woods; red brocatelle marble; gilt bronze; iron, steel, and brass
Accession Number: 1982.60.81
Congressional Presentation Sword with Scabbard of Colonel Marinus Willett (1740–1830)
C. Liger
(French, Paris, recorded 1770–93)
Date: hallmarked for 1785–86
Medium: Steel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 17.87.3a, b
Tournament Helm (Stechhelm)
Date: ca. 1500
Medium: Steel, copper alloy
Accession Number: 29.156.67a
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Medium: Blade: iron; scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, garnets, glass-paste; guard: gilt-bronze
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
Tapestry Room from Croome Court
Room after a design by Robert Adam
(British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London)
Date: 1763–71
Medium: Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter)
Accession Number: 58.75.1–.22
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
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Medium: Case: silver, partly gilded, and gilt brass; movement: brass, steel
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Steel, gold
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Medium: Steel, wood (walnut), gold
Accession Number: 1993.415
Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47)
Design of the decoration attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
(German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date: dated 1527
Medium: Steel, gold, leather, copper alloys
Accession Number: 19.131.1a–r, t–w, .2a–c; 27.183.16
Kettle Drums
Franz Peter Bunsen (ca. 1725–1795
(master 1754))
Date: 1779
Medium: Silver, iron, calfskin, textiles
Accession Number: 2010.138.1-.4
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Medium: Iron, copper, gold
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Narva
Jean Tinguely
(Swiss, 1925–1991)
Date: 1961
Medium: Steel bars, metal wheel, tubes, cast iron, wire, aluminum, string, electric motor 220 v
Accession Number: 2006.277a-fff
Pair of Diviner's Figures
Date: 19th–mid-20th century
Medium: Wood, pigment, beads, iron
Accession Number: 1978.412.390-.391
Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor
Date: ca. 1510
Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy
Accession Number: 14.25.716a–f
"MR" Armchair
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (American
(born Germany), Aachen 1886–1969 Chicago, Illinois)
Date: 1927
Medium: Tubular steel, painted caning
Accession Number: 1980.351
Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869)
Samuel Jackson
(American, Baltimore, active 1833–70)
Date: 1854–55
Medium: Steel, gold, brass, diamonds, rubies
Accession Number: 2009.8a–c
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, silver, copper alloy
Accession Number: 50.87
Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Steel, iron, gold, wood, shagreen
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
Odalisque
Anthony Caro
(British, New Malden, Surrey 1924–2013 London)
Date: 1984
Medium: Steel
Accession Number: 1984.328a-d
Rolltop desk
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1776–79
Medium: Oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), tulipwood, mahogany, and other woods; mother-of-pearl; partially gilded and tooled leather; gilt bronze, iron, steel, brass, partially gold-lacquered brass
Accession Number: 41.82
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–27
Medium: Steel, gold, ruby, emerald, wood, textile, glass
Accession Number: 1984.332
Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Date: 16th century
Medium: Ivory, iron, copper (?)
Accession Number: 1978.412.323
Becca
David Smith
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1906–1965 Bennington, Vermont)
Date: 1965
Medium: Stainless steel
Accession Number: 1972.127
Armor (Yoroi)
Date: early 14th century
Medium: Iron, lacquer, leather, silk, gilt copper
Accession Number: 14.100.121b–e
Blade for a Dagger (Tantō)
Blade inscribed by Rai Kunitoshi
(Japanese, active ca. 1290–ca. 1320)
Date: ca. 1315–16
Medium: Steel
Accession Number: 1991.373a, b
Armor (Gusoku)
Helmet signed by Bamen Tomotsugu
(Japanese, Eichizan province, Toyohara, active 18th century)
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 2001.642
Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), Third Earl of Cumberland
Made under the direction of Jacob Halder
(British, master armorer at the royal workshops at Greenwich, documented in England 1558–1608)
Date: 1586
Accession Number: 32.130.6a–y
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterations
Accession Number: 1982.60.81
Congressional Presentation Sword with Scabbard of Colonel Marinus Willett (1740–1830)
C. Liger
(French, Paris, recorded 1770–93)
Date: hallmarked for 1785–86
Accession Number: 17.87.3a, b
Tournament Helm (Stechhelm)
Date: ca. 1500
Accession Number: 29.156.67a
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
Tapestry Room from Croome Court
Room after a design by Robert Adam
(British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London)
Date: 1763–71
Accession Number: 58.75.1–.22
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Accession Number: 1970.170
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Accession Number: 1993.415
Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47)
Design of the decoration attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
(German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date: dated 1527
Accession Number: 19.131.1a–r, t–w, .2a–c; 27.183.16
Kettle Drums
Franz Peter Bunsen (ca. 1725–1795
(master 1754))
Date: 1779
Accession Number: 2010.138.1-.4
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Narva
Jean Tinguely
(Swiss, 1925–1991)
Date: 1961
Accession Number: 2006.277a-fff
Pair of Diviner's Figures
Date: 19th–mid-20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.390-.391
Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor
Date: ca. 1510
Accession Number: 14.25.716a–f
"MR" Armchair
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (American
(born Germany), Aachen 1886–1969 Chicago, Illinois)
Date: 1927
Accession Number: 1980.351
Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869)
Samuel Jackson
(American, Baltimore, active 1833–70)
Date: 1854–55
Accession Number: 2009.8a–c
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 50.87
Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
Odalisque
Anthony Caro
(British, New Malden, Surrey 1924–2013 London)
Date: 1984
Accession Number: 1984.328a-d
Rolltop desk
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1776–79
Accession Number: 41.82
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–27
Accession Number: 1984.332
Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.323
Becca
David Smith
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1906–1965 Bennington, Vermont)
Date: 1965
Accession Number: 1972.127
Armor (Yoroi)
Date: early 14th century
Accession Number: 14.100.121b–e
Blade for a Dagger (Tantō)
Blade inscribed by Rai Kunitoshi
(Japanese, active ca. 1290–ca. 1320)
Date: ca. 1315–16
Accession Number: 1991.373a, b
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