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"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 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
Coronation of the Virgin
Giovanni di Paolo
(Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)
Date: ca. 1455
Medium: Tempera on wood, gold ground
Accession Number: 1975.1.38
"Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram' s Music", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.28
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date: early 15th century
Medium: Gold, ronde-basse enamel, jewels
Accession Number: 17.190.905
Statue of Seated Imhotep
Date: 332–30 B.C.
Medium: cupreous alloy, gold, silver inlay
Accession Number: 26.7.852a, b
"Preparing Medicine from Honey", Folio from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
'Abdullah ibn al-Fadl
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.21
Medallion with a Portrait of Gennadios
Date: 250–300
Medium: Glass, gold leaf, polychromy
Accession Number: 26.258
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 29.160.24
"The Feast of Sada", Folio 22v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
Tip of a Pointer
Date: 1080–1150
Medium: Cloisonné enamel, gold
Accession Number: 1997.235
Head of a goddess, probably Mut, for attachment to a processional barque (?)
Date: ca. 700 B.C.
Medium: cupreous alloy, gold leaf, formerly inlaid
Accession Number: 2008.353
Madonna and Child
Benvenuto di Giovanni
(Italian, Siena 1436–after 1518 Siena)
Date: ca. 1470
Medium: Tempera on wood, gold ground
Accession Number: 1975.1.54
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
Plaque: winged creatures approaching stylized trees
Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 54.3.5 and 62.78.1a, b
The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise
Giovanni di Paolo
(Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)
Date: 1445
Medium: Tempera and gold on wood
Accession Number: 1975.1.31
Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1555–60
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 38.149.1
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding
Accession Number: 13.160.10
Sheet-gold decoration for a sword scabbard
Date: ca. 340–320 B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 30.11.12
Rowel Spur
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Copper alloy, enamel, gold
Accession Number: 14.25.1737
Cup and Cover Supported by an Enchained Turk
Date: ca. 1705–11
Medium: Jade (nephrite), aragonite, chalcedony, banded agate, gold, silver gilt, diamonds, rubies, garnets, enamel, and paint.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1508
Goa Stone and Gold Case
Date: late 17th–early 18th century
Medium: Container: gold; pierced, repoussé, with cast legs and finials Goa stone: compound of organic and inorganic materials
Accession Number: 2004.244a–d
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
Gold necklace of beads and tubes
Date: ca. 330–300 B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 06.1217.3
Gold earrings with disk and boat-shaped pendant
Date: ca. 300 B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 48.11.2, .3
"The Eavesdropper", Folio from a Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami
Maulana Azhar
(d. 1475/76)
Date: ca. 1430
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 13.228.13.6
The Magnolia Vase
Manufactured by Tiffany & Co.
(1837–present)
Date: ca. 1893
Medium: Silver, gold, enamel, opals
Accession Number: 99.2
Emperor Xuanzong's Flight to Shu
Unidentified Artist
Date: mid-12th century
Medium: Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 41.138
Bow Brooch
Date: 400–450
Medium: Silver with gold-sheet overlay and garnets
Accession Number: 47.100.19
Helmet (Sallet)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, gold, silver, cloisonné enamel
Accession Number: 1983.413
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Medium: Steel, walnut, gold
Accession Number: 1993.415
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 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
Coronation of the Virgin
Giovanni di Paolo
(Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)
Date: ca. 1455
Accession Number: 1975.1.38
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date: early 15th century
Accession Number: 17.190.905
Statue of Seated Imhotep
Date: 332–30 B.C.
Accession Number: 26.7.852a, b
Medallion with a Portrait of Gennadios
Date: 250–300
Accession Number: 26.258
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Accession Number: 29.160.24
"The Feast of Sada", Folio 22v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
Tip of a Pointer
Date: 1080–1150
Accession Number: 1997.235
Madonna and Child
Benvenuto di Giovanni
(Italian, Siena 1436–after 1518 Siena)
Date: ca. 1470
Accession Number: 1975.1.54
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Accession Number: 1970.170
Plaque: winged creatures approaching stylized trees
Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Accession Number: 54.3.5 and 62.78.1a, b
The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise
Giovanni di Paolo
(Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)
Date: 1445
Accession Number: 1975.1.31
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 13.160.10
Sheet-gold decoration for a sword scabbard
Date: ca. 340–320 B.C.
Accession Number: 30.11.12
Rowel Spur
Date: ca. 1400
Accession Number: 14.25.1737
Cup and Cover Supported by an Enchained Turk
Date: ca. 1705–11
Accession Number: 1975.1.1508
Goa Stone and Gold Case
Date: late 17th–early 18th century
Accession Number: 2004.244a–d
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
Gold necklace of beads and tubes
Date: ca. 330–300 B.C.
Accession Number: 06.1217.3
Gold earrings with disk and boat-shaped pendant
Date: ca. 300 B.C.
Accession Number: 48.11.2, .3
"The Eavesdropper", Folio from a Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami
Maulana Azhar
(d. 1475/76)
Date: ca. 1430
Accession Number: 13.228.13.6
The Magnolia Vase
Manufactured by Tiffany & Co.
(1837–present)
Date: ca. 1893
Accession Number: 99.2
Emperor Xuanzong's Flight to Shu
Unidentified Artist
Date: mid-12th century
Accession Number: 41.138
Bow Brooch
Date: 400–450
Accession Number: 47.100.19
Helmet (Sallet)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 1983.413
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Pinfire Shotgun
J. C. A. Brun
(French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866
Accession Number: 1993.415
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