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Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Medium: Rosewood, brass, mother-of-pearl
Accession Number: 1972.47
Pensive bodhisattva
Date: mid-7th century
Medium: Gilt bronze
Accession Number: 2003.222
"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1330s
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 33.70
Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Date: 16th century
Medium: Ivory, iron, copper (?)
Accession Number: 1978.412.323
Portrait of Alvise Contarini(?); (verso) A Tethered Roebuck
Jacometto
(Jacometto Veneziano) (Italian, active Venice by ca. 1472–died before 1498)
Date: ca. 1485–95
Medium: Oil on wood; verso: oil and gold on wood
Accession Number: 1975.1.86
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Painting by Habiballah of Sava
(active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver, on paper
Accession Number: 63.210.11
Jar with Dragon
Date: early 15th century
Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Accession Number: 37.191.1
Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence
Date: ca. 1175–80
Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint
Accession Number: 1984.232
Between Earth and Heaven
El Anatsui
(Ghanaian, born Anyako, 1944)
Date: 2006
Medium: Aluminum, copper wire
Accession Number: 2007.96
Openwork plaque with sphinxes
Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Medium: Ivory, gold foil
Accession Number: 57.80.4a, b
Nyonganyonga
Date: ca. 1900
Medium: Wood, shell, metal, beads
Accession Number: 09.163.6
Natural Trumpet
Johann Wilhelm Haas
(German, Nuremberg 1649–1723 Nuremberg)
Date: late 17th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 89.4.2375
Jaharis Byzantine Lectionary
Date: ca. 1100
Medium: Tempera, ink and gold on parchment; leather binding
Accession Number: 2007.286
Finial in the Form of a Parrot
Date: 17th–18th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 19.135.3
Courting flute (siyotanka)
Date: ca. 1850–1900
Medium: Red pipestone (catlinite), lead, Native-tanned leather
Accession Number: 89.4.3371
Paten
Date: ca. 1230–50
Medium: Silver, partly gilt; niello, jewels
Accession Number: 47.101.27
Holy Face
Gerard David
(Netherlandish, Oudewater ca. 1455–1523 Bruges)
Date: ca. 1485–90
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment that has been trimmed and laid down on thin walnut
Accession Number: 1975.1.2486
Evening dress
Gianni Versace
(Italian, 1946–1997)
Date: fall/winter 1991–92
Medium: silk, metal
Accession Number: 1993.52.3
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
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 1981.322
The Annunciation to Zacharias; (verso) The Angel of the Annunciation
Giovanni di Paolo
(Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)
Date: ca. 1455–60
Medium: Tempera and gold on wood
Accession Number: 1975.1.37
Belt clasp
Date: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 21.166.5
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Steel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
A Hypocrite and a Slanderer
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
(German, Weisensteig 1736–1783 Pressburg)
Date: ca. 1770–83
Medium: Tin alloy
Accession Number: 2010.24
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhag 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
Sprite
Sculptor close to Donatello
(Italian, Florence ca. 1386–1466 Florence)
Date: ca. 1432
Medium: Gilt bronze
Accession Number: 1983.356
Saint James the Greater
Gil de Siloe
(Spanish, active 1475–1505)
Date: ca. 1489–93
Medium: Alabaster, gold, and paint
Accession Number: 69.88
The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries)
Date: 1495–1505
Medium: Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts
Accession Number: 37.80.6
Becca
David Smith
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1906–1965 Bennington, Vermont)
Date: 1965
Medium: Stainless steel
Accession Number: 1972.127
Bronze man and centaur
Date: mid-8th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 17.190.2072
Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Accession Number: 1972.47
Pensive bodhisattva
Date: mid-7th century
Accession Number: 2003.222
"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1330s
Accession Number: 33.70
Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.323
Portrait of Alvise Contarini(?); (verso) A Tethered Roebuck
Jacometto
(Jacometto Veneziano) (Italian, active Venice by ca. 1472–died before 1498)
Date: ca. 1485–95
Accession Number: 1975.1.86
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Painting by Habiballah of Sava
(active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 63.210.11
Jar with Dragon
Date: early 15th century
Accession Number: 37.191.1
Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence
Date: ca. 1175–80
Accession Number: 1984.232
Between Earth and Heaven
El Anatsui
(Ghanaian, born Anyako, 1944)
Date: 2006
Accession Number: 2007.96
Openwork plaque with sphinxes
Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 57.80.4a, b
Nyonganyonga
Date: ca. 1900
Accession Number: 09.163.6
Natural Trumpet
Johann Wilhelm Haas
(German, Nuremberg 1649–1723 Nuremberg)
Date: late 17th century
Accession Number: 89.4.2375
Jaharis Byzantine Lectionary
Date: ca. 1100
Accession Number: 2007.286
Finial in the Form of a Parrot
Date: 17th–18th century
Accession Number: 19.135.3
Courting flute (siyotanka)
Date: ca. 1850–1900
Accession Number: 89.4.3371
Paten
Date: ca. 1230–50
Accession Number: 47.101.27
Holy Face
Gerard David
(Netherlandish, Oudewater ca. 1455–1523 Bruges)
Date: ca. 1485–90
Accession Number: 1975.1.2486
Evening dress
Gianni Versace
(Italian, 1946–1997)
Date: fall/winter 1991–92
Accession Number: 1993.52.3
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
Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Accession Number: 1981.322
The Annunciation to Zacharias; (verso) The Angel of the Annunciation
Giovanni di Paolo
(Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)
Date: ca. 1455–60
Accession Number: 1975.1.37
Belt clasp
Date: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Accession Number: 21.166.5
Armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)
Date: ca. 1555
Accession Number: 39.121a–n
A Hypocrite and a Slanderer
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
(German, Weisensteig 1736–1783 Pressburg)
Date: ca. 1770–83
Accession Number: 2010.24
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterations
Accession Number: 1982.60.81
Sprite
Sculptor close to Donatello
(Italian, Florence ca. 1386–1466 Florence)
Date: ca. 1432
Accession Number: 1983.356
Saint James the Greater
Gil de Siloe
(Spanish, active 1475–1505)
Date: ca. 1489–93
Accession Number: 69.88
The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries)
Date: 1495–1505
Accession Number: 37.80.6
Becca
David Smith
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1906–1965 Bennington, Vermont)
Date: 1965
Accession Number: 1972.127
Bronze man and centaur
Date: mid-8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 17.190.2072
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