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Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1776
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and sycamore; six Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaques and two painted tin plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; marble shelves; moiré silk
Accession Number: 1976.155.110
Double-Eagle Pendant
Date: 1st–5th century
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 1979.206.538
Set of Fifty-Two Playing Cards
Date: ca. 1470–80
Medium: Pasteboard with pen and ink, tempera, applied gold and silver
Accession Number: 1983.515.1–.52
Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories
Nicolas Noël Boutet
(French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Steel, walnut, silver, gold, horn, mahogany, velvet
Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
Bassoon
Giosue Esposito
(Naples, active late 19th century)
Date: 1881
Medium: Maple, nickel-silver
Accession Number: 2003.150a–g
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Medium: Silver with ebony handle
Accession Number: 33.165.1
Cat Statuette
Date: 332–30 B.C.
Medium: Bronze, leaded
Accession Number: 56.16.1
Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer
Date: 3rd–2nd century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 1972.118.95
"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
Foundation peg in the form of the forepart of a lion
Date: ca. 2200–2100 B.C.
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 48.180
Adoration of the Magi from Seven Scenes from the Life of Christ
Date: ca. 1390
Medium: Pot-metal and colorless glass, vitreous paint and silver stain
Accession Number: 1986.285.1
"Jonah and the Whale", Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles)
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Accession Number: 33.113
The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries)
Date: 1495–1505
Medium: Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts
Accession Number: 37.80.2
Bacchante and Infant Faun
Frederick William MacMonnies
(American, New York 1863–1937 New York)
Date: 1893–94, cast 1894
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 97.19
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Medium: Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with brass (bidri ware)
Accession Number: 1984.221
Bronze hydria (water jar)
Date: mid-5th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 26.50
Pair of silver scyphi (cups) with relief decoration
Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Medium: Silver with gilding
Accession Number: 1994.43.1, .2
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 50.164
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Medium: Brass; cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Medium: Brass, touch pieces of ivory
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor
Date: ca. 1510
Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy
Accession Number: 14.25.716a–f
Bronze man and centaur
Date: mid-8th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 17.190.2072
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: 38.149.2
Processional Cross
Date: ca. 1150–75
Medium: Silver, partially gilt on wood core, carved gems, jewels
Accession Number: 17.190.1406
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Medium: Gold sheet; worked, chased, and set with turquoise, gray chalcedony, and glass
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
Shaft-hole axe head with bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon
Date: ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Medium: Silver, gold foil
Accession Number: 1982.5
Spoon holder
Design attributed to Christopher Dresser
(British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Date: ca. 1878–81
Medium: Silver-plated brass, ebony
Accession Number: 1988.164
Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings
Date: ca. 1500–1100 B.C.
Medium: Bronze, gold foil over bitumen
Accession Number: 63.74
Madonna and Child
Filippino Lippi
(Italian, Prato ca. 1457–1504 Florence)
Date: ca. 1483–84
Medium: Tempera, oil, and gold on wood
Accession Number: 49.7.10
Tiraz Textile Fragment from an Ikat Shawl
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Medium: Cotton, ink, and gold; plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), painted Inscription: black ink and gold leaf; painted
Accession Number: 29.179.9
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1776
Accession Number: 1976.155.110
Double-Eagle Pendant
Date: 1st–5th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.538
Set of Fifty-Two Playing Cards
Date: ca. 1470–80
Accession Number: 1983.515.1–.52
Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories
Nicolas Noël Boutet
(French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Date: ca. 1800
Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
Bassoon
Giosue Esposito
(Naples, active late 19th century)
Date: 1881
Accession Number: 2003.150a–g
Coffeepot
François Thomas Germain
(French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date: 1757
Accession Number: 33.165.1
Cat Statuette
Date: 332–30 B.C.
Accession Number: 56.16.1
Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer
Date: 3rd–2nd century B.C.
Accession Number: 1972.118.95
Foundation peg in the form of the forepart of a lion
Date: ca. 2200–2100 B.C.
Accession Number: 48.180
The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries)
Date: 1495–1505
Accession Number: 37.80.2
Bacchante and Infant Faun
Frederick William MacMonnies
(American, New York 1863–1937 New York)
Date: 1893–94, cast 1894
Accession Number: 97.19
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Accession Number: 1984.221
Bronze hydria (water jar)
Date: mid-5th century B.C.
Accession Number: 26.50
Pair of silver scyphi (cups) with relief decoration
Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Accession Number: 1994.43.1, .2
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Accession Number: 50.164
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Cornet à Pistons in B-flat
Courtois frères
Date: 1833
Accession Number: 2002.190a–n
Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor
Date: ca. 1510
Accession Number: 14.25.716a–f
Bronze man and centaur
Date: mid-8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 17.190.2072
Processional Cross
Date: ca. 1150–75
Accession Number: 17.190.1406
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
Shaft-hole axe head with bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon
Date: ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Accession Number: 1982.5
Spoon holder
Design attributed to Christopher Dresser
(British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Date: ca. 1878–81
Accession Number: 1988.164
Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings
Date: ca. 1500–1100 B.C.
Accession Number: 63.74
Madonna and Child
Filippino Lippi
(Italian, Prato ca. 1457–1504 Florence)
Date: ca. 1483–84
Accession Number: 49.7.10
Tiraz Textile Fragment from an Ikat Shawl
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Accession Number: 29.179.9
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