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Publications editor Dale Tucker attempts to identify the many species of birds depicted throughout the Met's collection.

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I think every birder has a secret fantasy of finding some lost or extinct species in his or her backyard. I'm certainly no different.

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  • Dale Tucker
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  • Black Stork in a Landscape  |  ca. 1780  |  India (Lucknow)  |  Watercolor on European paper  |  Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000 (2000.266)
    7671024
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons  |  Momoyama period, early 17th century  |  Kano School  |  Japan  |  Pair of six-fold screens; color on gold-leafed paper  |  Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke and Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Gifts, 1987 (1987.342.1, 2)
    1280607
  • The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar  |  ca. 1600; Safavid  |  Iran (Isfahan)  |  Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper  |  Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.11)
    6821024
  • The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar  |  ca. 1600; Safavid  |  Iran (Isfahan)  |  Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper  |  Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.11)
    9291024
  • Feathered Tunic  |  12th–15th century  |  Peru, Chimú  |  Cotton, feathers  |  Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1963 (63.163)
    10241024
  • Peacocks  |  1683  |  Melchior d'Hondecoeter (Dutch)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of Samuel H. Kress, 1927 (27.250.1)
    7201024
  • Frieze tile with phoenix  |  ca. 1270s  |  Iran (probably Takht-i Sulayman)  |  Fritware, overglaze luster-painted  |  Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.49.4)
    11161024
  • Hummingbird and Apple Blossoms  |  1875  |  Martin Johnson Heade (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.11)
    12051024
  • Hummingbird and Passionflowers  |  ca. 1875–85  |  Martin Johnson Heade (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Purchase, Gift of Albert Weatherby, 1946 (46.17)
    6101024
  • Newburyport Meadows  |  ca. 1876–81  |  Martin Johnson Heade (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Purchase, Mrs. Samuel P. Reed Gift, Morris K. Jesup Fund, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, John Osgood and Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard Memorial Fund and Gifts of Robert E. Tod and William Gedney Bunce, by exchange, 1985 (1985.117)
    1280560
  • Sugar Loaf Islands, Farallons  |  1868–69  |  Carleton E. Watkins (American)  |  Albumen silver print from glass negative  |  Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.107)
    1280976
  • Sugar Loaf Islands, Farallons  |  1868–69  |  Carleton E. Watkins (American)  |  Albumen silver print from glass negative  |  Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.107)
    1092780
  • Hornbill Figure (Kenyalang)  |  late 19th–early 20th century  |  Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak), Iban people  |  Wood, paint, metal, trade beads, fiber  |  Purchase, The Fred and Rita Richman Foundation Gift, 2007 (2007.359)
    1280875
  • Pendant (Ulute or Papafita)  |  19th–early 20th century  |  Possibly Malaita Island, Solomon Islands  |  Tridacna shell, pigment  |  Bequest of John B. Elliott, 1997 (1999.47.21)
    10241024
  • Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu)  |  late 19th–early 20th century  |  Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands  |  Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber  |  The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1519)
    8591024
  • Vulture Vessel  |  15th–early 16th century  |  Mexico; Aztec  |  Ceramic  |  Gift of Carol R. Meyer, 1981 (1981.297)
    9941024
  • Pair of earflares with condors  |  2nd–3rd century  |  Peru; Moche  |  Gold, silver, gilt copper, shell  |  The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1245,.1246)
    1280817
  • Plate with Pelican  |  15th century  |  Netherlandish (Dinant or Malines)  |  Brass, beaten  |  Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1498)
    10801024
  • Bird of Passage (Der Wundervogel)  |  ca. 1907/08–1914  |  Josef Diveky (Hungarian)  |  Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna, Austria)  |  Color lithograph  |  Museum Accession, transferred from the Library (WW.501)
    6571024
  • A Lyre Bird  |  Charles Meyon (French)  |  Graphite  |  Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.25)
    5641024
  • A Lady Feeding a Bird  |  1913  |  Charles Martin (French)  |  Pen and ink, watercolor, and lead white on laid paper  |  The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1962 (62.534.11)
    6971024
  • Side drum  |  ca. 1860  |  Attributed to Ernest Vogt  |  Philadelphia  |  Wood, various materials  |  The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.2162)
    11021024
  • Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album  |  Mughal, period of Jahangir, ca. 1615–20  |  By Mansur  |  India  |  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper  |  Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 (55.121.10.12)
    6731024
  • Dale Tucker
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  • My name is Dale Tucker, and I'm an editor at the Museum.

  • I can't pinpoint a precise moment when I decided that I am a birder. Most people who

  • haven't gone birding don't realize the little gems that are outside but they're there. There's just this hidden world.

  • I'm going to be discussing birding the Met, which means you go through the collection like a birder or a bird watcher would in nature

  • and you try to identify as many specific species as possible. It's very challenging for me to do that as a North American birder. Once you get into

  • Asian species, South American species, Central American species, they're just far too numerous and I would also have to know some of the artistic conventions.

  • Some were made with an eye to recording a very specific taxonomic species, but

  • others are the product of artistic license.

  • One of my favorite birding artists, Martin Johnson Heade, was obsessed with hummingbirds.

  • He traveled widely in South America and Central America, basing a lot of of his images on the fieldwork that he did. He's also

  • renowned for his series of landscapes featuring haystacks on a salt marsh, a critically important birding habitat. And it raises another lesson you learn in birding, that half the time it's more important to know where to look for birds than which species to look for. One of

  • my favorite photographers, Carleton Watkins, made a photograph of one of the Farallon Islands off the coast of California, a really important habitat, not only for birds but for other animals.

  • And if you really focus in on the top left quadrant of the rock, you see all of these little profiles of birds perched on it. And this is another great lesson you learn in birding, which is having better optics is very important. I think a really talented pelagic birder could look at some of those profiles and probably identify specific species that are represented nowhere else in the collection.

  • There are some works that the average birder probably wouldn't be able to get an ID from, because the species represented are abstracted.

  • A great example of that in Oceanic art is the frigate bird. This pendant from the Solomon Islands has a very specific shape to the wings.

  • And the same with this breastplate, you see that very diagnostic forked tail shape.

  • Often, birds were seen as intermediaries between the human and divine realms and because of certain physiological characteristics or behavioral characteristics.

  • Condors were associated with sacrifice, with death.

  • The motif of the pelican and its piety, for example on this Netherlandish plate, feeding its young with its blood, is seen as a metaphor for Christ.

  • I think every birder probably has a secret fantasy of finding some lost or extinct species in his or her backyard, and I'm certainly no different.

  • I think there's something in me that really appreciates being able to go out into nature and name things. I want to know what something is called.

  • I want to know what that flower is, what that tree is, what that bird is. And I don't know why, but I just do. That's the kind of person I am.

  • I think its popular because it can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone from a very young age to a very old age. It's a way to get people out in nature

  • and in this case it's a way to get people in the Museum. It's just a different access to art, that cuts across all genres, all cultures, all time periods.

  • 2000.266
    Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India (Lucknow), Watercolor on European paper Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000 (2000.266)
  • 1987.342.1,2
    Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons, Momoyama period, early 17th century, Kano School, Japan, Pair of six-fold screens; color on gold-leafed paper Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke and Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Gifts, 1987 (1987.342.1, 2)
  • 63.210.11
    The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.11)
  • 63.163
    Feathered Tunic, 12th–15th century, Peru, Chimú, Cotton, feathers Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1963 (63.163)
  • 27.250.1
    Peacocks, 1683, Melchior d'Hondecoeter (Dutch), Oil on canvas Gift of Samuel H. Kress, 1927 (27.250.1)
  • 12.49.4
    Frieze tile with phoenix, ca. 1270s, Iran (probably Takht-i Sulayman), Fritware, overglaze luster-painted Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.49.4)
  • 1979.490.11
    Hummingbird and Apple Blossoms, 1875, Martin Johnson Heade (American), Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.11)
  • 46.17
    Hummingbird and Passionflowers, ca. 1875–85, Martin Johnson Heade (American), Oil on canvas Purchase, Gift of Albert Weatherby, 1946 (46.17)
  • 1985.117
    Newburyport Meadows, ca. 1876–81, Martin Johnson Heade (American), Oil on canvas Purchase, Mrs. Samuel P. Reed Gift, Morris K. Jesup Fund, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, John Osgood and Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard Memorial Fund and Gifts of Robert E. Tod and William Gedney Bunce, by exchange, 1985 (1985.117)
  • 2005.100.107
    Sugar Loaf Islands, Farallons, 1868–69, Carleton E. Watkins (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.107)
  • 2007.359
    Hornbill Figure (Kenyalang), late 19th–early 20th century, Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak), Iban people, Wood, paint, metal, trade beads, fiber Purchase, The Fred and Rita Richman Foundation Gift, 2007 (2007.359)
  • 1999.47.21
    Pendant (Ulute or Papafita), 19th–early 20th century, Possibly Malaita Island, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, pigment Bequest of John B. Elliott, 1997 (1999.47.21)
  • 1979.206.1519
    Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu), late 19th–early 20th century, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1519)
  • 1981.297
    Vulture Vessel, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Ceramic Gift of Carol R. Meyer, 1981 (1981.297)
  • 1979.206.1245,.1246
    Pair of earflares with condors, 2nd–3rd century, Peru; Moche, Gold, silver, gilt copper, shell The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1245,.1246)
  • 64.101.1498
    Plate with Pelican, 15th century, Netherlandish (Dinant or Malines), Brass, beaten Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1498)
  • WW.501
    Bird of Passage (Der Wundervogel), ca. 1907/08–1914, Josef Diveky (Hungarian), Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna, Austria), Color lithograph Museum Accession, transferred from the Library (WW.501)
  • 67.55.25
    A Lyre Bird, Charles Meyon (French), Graphite Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.25)
  • 62.534.11
    A Lady Feeding a Bird, 1913, Charles Martin (French), Pen and ink, watercolor, and lead white on laid paper The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1962 (62.534.11)
  • 89.4.2162
    Side drum, ca. 1860, Attributed to Ernest Vogt, Philadelphia, Wood, various materials The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.2162)
  • 55.121.10.12
    Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir, ca. 1615–20, By Mansur, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 (55.121.10.12)
  • Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India (Lucknow), Watercolor on European paper Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000 (2000.266)
    Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons, Momoyama period, early 17th century, Kano School, Japan, Pair of six-fold screens; color on gold-leafed paper Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke and Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Gifts, 1987 (1987.342.1, 2)
    The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.11)
    Feathered Tunic, 12th–15th century, Peru, Chimú, Cotton, feathers Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1963 (63.163)
    Peacocks, 1683, Melchior d'Hondecoeter (Dutch), Oil on canvas Gift of Samuel H. Kress, 1927 (27.250.1)
    Frieze tile with phoenix, ca. 1270s, Iran (probably Takht-i Sulayman), Fritware, overglaze luster-painted Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.49.4)
    Hummingbird and Apple Blossoms, 1875, Martin Johnson Heade (American), Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.11)
    Hummingbird and Passionflowers, ca. 1875–85, Martin Johnson Heade (American), Oil on canvas Purchase, Gift of Albert Weatherby, 1946 (46.17)
    Newburyport Meadows, ca. 1876–81, Martin Johnson Heade (American), Oil on canvas Purchase, Mrs. Samuel P. Reed Gift, Morris K. Jesup Fund, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, John Osgood and Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard Memorial Fund and Gifts of Robert E. Tod and William Gedney Bunce, by exchange, 1985 (1985.117)
    Sugar Loaf Islands, Farallons, 1868–69, Carleton E. Watkins (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.107)
    Hornbill Figure (Kenyalang), late 19th–early 20th century, Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak), Iban people, Wood, paint, metal, trade beads, fiber Purchase, The Fred and Rita Richman Foundation Gift, 2007 (2007.359)
    Pendant (Ulute or Papafita), 19th–early 20th century, Possibly Malaita Island, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, pigment Bequest of John B. Elliott, 1997 (1999.47.21)
    Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu), late 19th–early 20th century, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1519)
    Vulture Vessel, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Ceramic Gift of Carol R. Meyer, 1981 (1981.297)
    Pair of earflares with condors, 2nd–3rd century, Peru; Moche, Gold, silver, gilt copper, shell The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1245,.1246)
    Plate with Pelican, 15th century, Netherlandish (Dinant or Malines), Brass, beaten Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1498)
    Bird of Passage (Der Wundervogel), ca. 1907/08–1914, Josef Diveky (Hungarian), Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna, Austria), Color lithograph Museum Accession, transferred from the Library (WW.501)
    A Lyre Bird, Charles Meyon (French), Graphite Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.25)
    A Lady Feeding a Bird, 1913, Charles Martin (French), Pen and ink, watercolor, and lead white on laid paper The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1962 (62.534.11)
    Side drum, ca. 1860, Attributed to Ernest Vogt, Philadelphia, Wood, various materials The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.2162)
    Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir, ca. 1615–20, By Mansur, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 (55.121.10.12)
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    Works of art in order of appearance

    Last Updated: August 19, 2013. Not all works of art in the Museum's collection may be on view on a particular day. For the most accurate location information, please check this page on the day of your visit.

    Black Stork in a Landscape
    ca. 1780
    India (Lucknow)
    Watercolor on European paper
    Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000 (2000.266)
    Not on view
    Islamic ArtSecond Floor
    Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
    Momoyama period, early 17th century
    Kano School
    Japan
    Pair of six-fold screens; color on gold-leafed paper
    Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke and Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Gifts, 1987 (1987.342.1, 2)
    Not on view
    Asian ArtSecond Floor
    The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar
    ca. 1600; Safavid
    Iran (Isfahan)
    Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper
    Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.11)
    On view: Gallery 455
    Islamic ArtSecond Floor
    Feathered Tunic
    12th–15th century
    Peru, Chimú
    Cotton, feathers
    Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1963 (63.163)
    Not on view
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Peacocks
    1683
    Melchior d'Hondecoeter (Dutch)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Samuel H. Kress, 1927 (27.250.1)
    On view: Gallery 635
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Frieze tile with phoenix
    ca. 1270s
    Iran (probably Takht-i Sulayman)
    Fritware, overglaze luster-painted
    Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.49.4)
    Not on view
    Islamic ArtSecond Floor
    Hummingbird and Apple Blossoms
    1875
    Martin Johnson Heade (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.11)
    On view: Gallery 774
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    Hummingbird and Passionflowers
    ca. 1875–85
    Martin Johnson Heade (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Purchase, Gift of Albert Weatherby, 1946 (46.17)
    On view: Gallery 760
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    Newburyport Meadows
    ca. 1876–81
    Martin Johnson Heade (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Purchase, Mrs. Samuel P. Reed Gift, Morris K. Jesup Fund, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, John Osgood and Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard Memorial Fund and Gifts of Robert E. Tod and William Gedney Bunce, by exchange, 1985 (1985.117)
    On view: Gallery 761
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    Sugar Loaf Islands, Farallons
    1868–69
    Carleton E. Watkins (American)
    Albumen silver print from glass negative
    Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.107)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Hornbill Figure (Kenyalang)
    late 19th–early 20th century
    Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak), Iban people
    Wood, paint, metal, trade beads, fiber
    Purchase, The Fred and Rita Richman Foundation Gift, 2007 (2007.359)
    On view: Gallery 355
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Pendant (Ulute or Papafita)
    19th–early 20th century
    Possibly Malaita Island, Solomon Islands
    Tridacna shell, pigment
    Bequest of John B. Elliott, 1997 (1999.47.21)
    On view: Gallery 353
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu)
    late 19th–early 20th century
    Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands
    Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber
    The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1519)
    On view: Gallery 353
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Vulture Vessel
    15th–early 16th century
    Mexico; Aztec
    Ceramic
    Gift of Carol R. Meyer, 1981 (1981.297)
    On view: Gallery 358
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Pair of earflares with condors
    2nd–3rd century
    Peru; Moche
    Gold, silver, gilt copper, shell
    The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1245,.1246)
    Not on view
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Plate with Pelican
    15th century
    Netherlandish (Dinant or Malines)
    Brass, beaten
    Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1498)
    On view: Gallery 307
    Medieval Art and The CloistersFirst Floor
    Bird of Passage (Der Wundervogel)
    ca. 1907/08–1914
    Josef Diveky (Hungarian)
    Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna, Austria)
    Color lithograph
    Museum Accession, transferred from the Library (WW.501)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    A Lyre Bird
    Charles Meyon (French)
    Graphite
    Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.25)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    A Lady Feeding a Bird
    1913
    Charles Martin (French)
    Pen and ink, watercolor, and lead white on laid paper
    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1962 (62.534.11)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Side drum
    ca. 1860
    Attributed to Ernest Vogt
    Philadelphia
    Wood, various materials
    The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.2162)
    Not on view
    Musical InstrumentsSecond Floor
    Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album
    Mughal, period of Jahangir, ca. 1615–20
    By Mansur
    India
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
    Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 (55.121.10.12)
    Not on view
    Islamic ArtSecond Floor

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