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Iron and iron alloy x
Sword
Date: 10th century
Medium: Steel, copper, silver, niello
Accession Number: 55.46.1
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
Center table
Imperial Armory, Tula
(south of Moscow), Russia
Date: ca. 1780–85
Medium: Steel, silver, gilt copper, gilt brass, basswood; replaced mirror glass
Accession Number: 2002.115
Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869)
Samuel Jackson
(American, Baltimore, active 1833–70)
Date: 1854–55
Medium: Gold, gilt-brass, diamonds, rubies, steel
Accession Number: 2009.8a–c
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
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
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
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Medium: Steel, gold
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
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
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
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
Armor (Yoroi)
Date: early 14th century
Medium: Iron, lacquer, leather, silk, gilt copper
Accession Number: 14.100.121b–e
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
Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, engraved and damascened with silver; copper alloy
Accession Number: 50.87
Mask
Inscribed by Myōchin Muneakira
(Japanese, Edo period, 1673–1745)
Date: dated 1745
Medium: Lacquered iron, silk
Accession Number: 19.115.2
Settee
George Jakob Hunzinger
(1835–1898)
Date: ca. 1876–85
Medium: Ebonized cherry, fabric-covered steel mesh
Accession Number: 1992.269
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Medium: Iron, gilt copper
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Hilt: copper; cast, chased, gilded, and inlaid with rubies. Blade: steel; forged
Accession Number: 2011.236
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
Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Brigadier General Daniel Davis (1777–1814) of the New York Militia
John Targee
(American, ca. 1774–1850)
Date: ca. 1815–17
Medium: Steel, gold, silver
Accession Number: 22.19a, b
"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
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, gold, leather, textile
Accession Number: 15.113.1–.5; 29.158.885
Helmet (Sallet)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, gold, silver, cloisonné enamel
Accession Number: 1983.413
Pair of Diviner's Figures
Date: 19th–mid-20th century
Medium: Wood, pigment, beads, iron
Accession Number: 1978.412.390-.391
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
Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56)
Peter Peck
(German, Munich, 1503–1596)
Date: ca. 1540–45
Medium: Steel, gold, wood, staghorn
Accession Number: 14.25.1425
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Medium: silk, steel
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Armor
Date: ca. 1400–1450 and later
Medium: Steel, brass, textile, leather
Accession Number: 29.154.3
Helmet
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Steel, gold, silver
Accession Number: 04.3.456a
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
Sword
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 55.46.1
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
Center table
Imperial Armory, Tula
(south of Moscow), Russia
Date: ca. 1780–85
Accession Number: 2002.115
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
Commode à vantaux
David Roentgen
(German, Herrnhag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterations
Accession Number: 1982.60.81
Damascus Room
Date: dated A.H. 1119/A.D. 1707
Accession Number: 1970.170
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Date: ca. 1550
Accession Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
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
Watch
Jacques Goullons
(French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48
Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Narva
Jean Tinguely
(Swiss, 1925–1991)
Date: 1961
Accession Number: 2006.277a-fff
Armor (Yoroi)
Date: early 14th century
Accession Number: 14.100.121b–e
Eagle
William Rush
(1756–1833)
Date: 1809–11
Accession Number: 2002.21.1
Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 50.87
Mask
Inscribed by Myōchin Muneakira
(Japanese, Edo period, 1673–1745)
Date: dated 1745
Accession Number: 19.115.2
Settee
George Jakob Hunzinger
(1835–1898)
Date: ca. 1876–85
Accession Number: 1992.269
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 2011.236
Presentation Smallsword
James Morisset
(English, London, active 1768–1800)
Date: hallmarked for 1797–98
Accession Number: 26.145.315a, b
Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Brigadier General Daniel Davis (1777–1814) of the New York Militia
John Targee
(American, ca. 1774–1850)
Date: ca. 1815–17
Accession Number: 22.19a, b
"MR" Armchair
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(American (born Germany), Aachen 1886–1969 Chicago, Illinois)
Date: 1927
Accession Number: 1980.351
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
Helmet (Sallet)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 1983.413
Pair of Diviner's Figures
Date: 19th–mid-20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.390-.391
Celestial globe with clockwork
Gerhard Emmoser
(working 1556, died 1584)
Date: 1579
Accession Number: 17.190.636
Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56)
Peter Peck
(German, Munich, 1503–1596)
Date: ca. 1540–45
Accession Number: 14.25.1425
Ball gown
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: spring/summer 1948
Accession Number: C.I.58.13.6a, b
Armor
Date: ca. 1400–1450 and later
Accession Number: 29.154.3
Helmet
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 04.3.456a
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
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