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Animal, Bird

Works of Art (203)

After the Hunt, ca. 1859, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.61)
Akhenaten Sacrificing a Duck, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian, Limestone (1985.328.2)
"Antioch Chalice," first half of 6th century, Byzantine; Made in Antioch or Kaper Koraon (?), Silver, silver-gilt (50.4)
Apothecary Jar (Orciuolo), 1431 (?), Florence, perhaps workshop of Giunta di Tugio (Italian), Maiolica (1975.1.1061)
Apse, 1175–1200, Spanish; from the Church of San Martin, Fuentidueña, Segovia, Limestone (L.58.86)

The Virgin and Child in Majesty, with Archangels and the Magi, ca. 1100, Attributed to the Master of Master of Pedret (Spanish, Catalonia); from the Church of the Virgin (Era Mare de Diu), near Tredòs, Cap d’Aran, Fresco, transferred to canvas (50.180a–c)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Cock, 13th century, German (Lower Saxony), Copper alloy (1989.292)
Aryballos in the shape of an eagle's head, late 7th–early 6th century B.C.; Archaic, Greek; Rhodian, Terracotta (2006.267)
Bark Painting, 1940s–50s, Ingura people, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia, Bark, paint (1979.206.1462)
Beaker with birds and animals, 4th century B.C., Thraco-Geti style, Lower Danube region, Thrace, Silver (47.100.88)
Belt or harness ornament with an eagle and its prey, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Gold inlaid with turquoise (17.190.2055)
Belt slide, Jin–Yuan dynasty, 12th–14th century, China, Jade (Nephrite) (1991.483)
Bird (Sejen), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1978.412.382)
Bird Figure, date unknown, Mount Hagen region, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Stone (1996.373.2)
Bird handles from a bowl or basin, Iron Age II, 9th century B.C., Northwestern Iran; Excavated at Hasanlu, Bronze (61.100.3a,b)
Bird Head, date unknown, Papua New Guinea, reportedly found in the Morobe district, Stone, pigment (1978.412.1504)
Bird in Space, 1923 Constantin Brancusi (French, born Romania) Marble (1996.403.7ab)
Bird Palma, 7th–10th century, Mexico, Veracruz, Stone (00.5.59)
Bird Pendant, 10th–16th century, Colombia; Tairona, Gold (1974.271.12)
Bird Pendant, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D., Costa Rica; Guanacaste-Nicoya, Jadeite (1993.302)
Bird Pendant, 1st–5th century, Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed, Jadeite (1979.206.1138)
Bird Pendant, 1st–5th century, Costa Rica; Guanacaste-Nicoya, Jadeite (1993.114)
Bird Pendant, 9th–16th century, Colombia; Muisca, Cast gold (1979.206.509)
Bird Vessel, 12th–9th century B.C., Mexico; Olmec, Ceramic (1986.45)
Bird Warrior Bottle, 4th–7th century, Peru, Moche, Ceramic (67.167.1)
Bird-shaped vessel, Three Kingdoms period, ca. late 2nd–3rd century, Korea, Earthenware (1997.34.1)
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 (1987.342.1,2)
Birds and Flowers, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century, Korea, Ten-panel folding screen, ink and color on paper (1993.255)
Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India (Lucknow), Watercolor on European paper (2000.266)
Bottle with sprinkler top, Seljuq period (1040–1196), second half of 12th century, Iran, Khurasan, Quaternary alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (1998.234)
Bowl with a figure and birds, 10th century, Attributed to Iran, Nishapur, Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware) (38.40.290)
Bowl with the Arms of Pope Julius II and the Manzoli of Bologna surrounded by putti, cornucopiae, satyrs, dolphins, birds, etc., 1508, Workshop of Giovanni Maria Vasaro (Italian), Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware) (1975.1.1015)
Bowl, 10th century, Iraq, Composite body, luster-painted (1977.126)
Bowl, 6th–9th century, Peru; Wari, Ceramic (1979.206.385)
Bowl, ca. 1000; Fatimid, Egypt, Earthenware, glazed and luster-painted (63.178.1)
Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu), late 19th–early 20th century, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber (1979.206.1519)
Brooch in the Form of a Bird of Prey, 500–600, Vendel; made in Scandinavia, Copper alloy with silver overlay (1991.308)
Buckle in the Shape of an Eagle, 6th century, Ostrogothic, Gilt silver, garnet (95.15.100a-c)
Calligraphic composition in the shape of a peacock: Folio from the Bellini Album, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1600, Turkey, Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper (
Cameo fragment with Jupiter astride an eagle, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D., Roman (or possibly Late Hellenistic), Sardonyx (32.142.2)
Cento favole morali (One Hundred Moral Tales): The Crow and the Serpent (page 35), Author and illustrator: Giovanni Maria Verdizotti, Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1570, Printed book with woodcut illustrations (48.165)
Ceremonial Board (Malu), 19th century, Sawos people, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.713)
Ceremonial Knife (tumi), 10th–15th century, Peru; Chimú, Copper (1987.394.216)
Ceremonial Metate, 4th–8th century, Costa Rica; Guanacaste, Stone (1979.206.429)
Chand Bibi Hawking with Attendants in a Landscape, ca. 1700; Mughal, India, Opaque watercolors, gold, and silver on card-weight paper (1999.403)
Cinerary chest with lid, Imperial, Flavian or Trajanic, ca. 90–110 A.D., Roman, Marble (27.122.2a,b)
Club (Porowa Ra Maru), 19th century, Kanak peoples, New Caledonia, Wood (2000.160.9)
A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), 18th century, India; Lucknow School, Watercolor on paper (2004.175)
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 (63.210.11)
Costumed figure pendant, 1st–7th century, Colombia; Tolima, Gold (1979.206.497)
Cranes, Peach Tree, and Chinese Roses, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), After Shen Nanpin (Shen Quan) (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (1975.268.81)
Design for a Pendant with an IHS Monogram, 1609, Master P.R.K. (Netherlandish), Blackwork and engraving (42.86.3[3])
Diogenes, mid-1520s, Ugo da Carpi (Italian), after Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian), Chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks, second state (17.50.1)
Dish depicting two birds among flowering plants, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1575–90, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze (59.69.1)
Dish, second half of 12th century, Syria, Composite body, carved in relief, incised, and painted under a clear glaze (1979.210)
Double page from a Divan (Anthology) of Sultan Husain Baiqara, 1500; Timurid, Calligraphy by Sultan cAli Mashhadi, Afghanistan (Herat), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1982.120.1)
Double-Chambered Vessel, 5th century, Mexico or Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (1978.412.90a,b)
Double-Eagle Pendant, 1st–5th century, Panama; Initial style, Gold (1979.206.538)
Double-Spout Bottle, 1st–6th century, Peru, Nasca, Ceramic (1978.412.91)
Dragon wrapped around featherlike saz leaves, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1550–70, Turkey, Istanbul, Main support: ink on paper, border: gold, ink, and opaque watercolor on paper (2000.424)
Eagle Attacking a Fish (one of five medallions from a coffret), ca. 1110–30, Conques, France, Gilt copper and champlevé enamel (17.190.689)
Eagle Pendant, 11th–16th century, Costa Rica (Chiriquí), Cast gold (1977.187.22)
Eagle Pendant, 11th–16th century, Panama; Veraguas, Cast gold (1979.206.907)
Eagle Relief, 10th–13th century, Mexico; Toltec, Andesite/dacite, paint (93.27.2)
Eagle Transformation Figure, 10th–6th century B.C., Mexico; Olmec, Jade (albitite), cinnabar (1994.380)
Eagle, 1809–11, William Rush (American, 1756–1833), Carved wood (probably Eastern white pine), gessoed and gilded, and cast iron, painted (2002.21.1)
Earrings, 11th–12th century, Greater Iran, Gold wire and filigree (2006.273a,b)
Embroidered Square with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century, Eastern Central Asia, Silk thread on silk (1988.296)
Eucharistic Dove, ca. 1215–1235, French; Made in Limoges, Gilded copper with champlevé enamel (17.190.344)
Evening coat, 1935, Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French), White silk brocade with polychrome birds and polychrome striped silk (C.I.46.4.19a,b)
Falcon, 1200–1220, South Italian, Gilded Bronze (47.101.60)
Feathered Tunic, 12th–15th century, Peru, Chimú, Cotton, feathers (63.163)
Feeding the Turkey, ca. 1872–80, Eastman Johnson (American), Pastel on wove paper, mounted on canvas on a wooden stretcher (46.47)
Figure of an eagle, 1800–1830, Philadelphia Pine (59.89)
Figure Pendant, 10th–16th century, Colombia (Tairona), Cast gold (69.7.10)
Finches and Bamboo, Northern Song dynasty, Emperor Huizong (Chinese), Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1981.278)
Flat Stamp, 8th–12th century, Ecuador; Manteño, Ceramic (1991.436.4)
Fragment of a Wall Hanging, Coptic (Byzantine Egypt), 4th–6th century, Wool and linen (2011.363)
Fraktur Motifs, ca. 1770–1800, Johann Heinrich Otto (American), Watercolor, pen and iron gall ink, and graphite on off-white laid paper (66.242.1)
Funerary altar, 14–68; Julio-Claudian, Roman, Marble (25.78.29)
Funerary Carving (Malagan), late 19th–early 20th century, Northern New Ireland, Wood, paint, shell opercula (1979.206.1474)
Garden Landscape and Fountain, ca. 1905–15, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American); Tiffany Studios, Favrile glass, cement (1976.105)
The Genius of Castiglione, ca. 1645–47, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto) (Italian); published in 1648 by Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (Italian); dedicated to Matthys van de Merwede, lord of Clootwyck (Dutch), Italian Etching (17.50.17-36)
Girandole, 1817, New York City and Albany, New York, Gilded, gesso, mirror glass with white pine (1974.363.1)
Globular cup with two handles, last quarter of 6th century B.C., Etruscan, Terracotta (2009.316)
God Horus Protecting King Nectanebo II, Late Period, Dynasty 30, reign of Nectanebo II, 360–343 B.C., Egyptian, Greywacke (34.2.1)
Handle-shaped ornament, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th–9th century B.C., China, Jade (nephrite) (1985.214.96)
Hanging, 14th–15th century, Peru; Chimú, Cotton (1979.206.601)
Incense box (kobako) in the shape of a Mandarin Duck, Meiji period, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer (29.100.717)
Infantry shield (pavise), ca. 1450, Bohemian, possibly Chomutov (now Czech Republic), Wood, leather, gesso, silver foil, polychromy (29.158.595)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, bird skull, porcupine quills, horns, cotton, sacrificial materials (1979.206.150)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, bird skull, porcupine quills, horns, nails, cotton, sacrificial material (1979.206.124)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, encrustation, quills, tusks, bird skull (1978.412.426)
Kitchen Scene, 1620s, Peter Wtewael (Dutch), Oil on canvas (06.288)
L'Oiseau dans la Lumière (Bird in Light), ca. 1925, Michel Dubost (French); manufacturer: Soieries F. Ducharne (Société Anonyme), Silk and metallic thread brocade (2004.84)
Lentoid flask, 11th century B.C., Levantine, Bichrome Ware, Terracotta (74.51.431)
Les Perdrix (The Partridges), ca. 1771–72, Philippe de Lasalle (French, designer, French (Lyon), Silk (50.8a)
Lidded Bowl (Kotue), late 18th–early 19th century, 'Enana (Marquesan) people, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Wood (1986.476.4a,b)
Looking glass, 1800–1820, New York City, Gilt gesso, pine, wire, églomisé tablet (50.145.358)
Madonna and Child with Saints, altarpiece, ca. 1520, Girolamo dai Libri (Italian Veronese), Tempera and oil on canvas (20.92)
Maebyeong, Goryeo dynasty, late 13th–early 14th century, Korea, Stoneware with inlaid decoration of cranes and clouds under celadon glaze (27.119.11)
Male Figure (Moai Tangata), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood, obsidian, bone (1984.526)
Mandala of Chandra (God of the Moon), late 14th–early 15th century, Nepal, Distemper on cloth (1981.465)
Mandora or chitarino, ca. 1420, Northern Italy (Milan?), Boxwood and rosewood (64.101.1409)
Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792), possibly 1790s, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish), Oil on canvas (49.7.41)
Mask (Buk, Krar, or Kara), mid- to late 19th century, Torres Strait Islander people, Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait, Australia, Turtle shell, wood, fiber, feathers, shell (1978.412.1510)
Mask, 19th–20th century, Bwa peoples; Burkina Faso, Wood, pigment, fiber (1979.206.196)
Masked Figure Pendant, 10th–16th century, Colombia; Tairona, Gold (1991.419.31)
Mayuri (peacock), 19th century, India, Wood, parchment, metal, feathers (89.4.163)
Mechti Kuli Beg, Persian Ambassador to Prague, 1605, Aegidius Sadeler (Dutch), Netherlandish, Engraving (49.95.2202)
Mirror Back with Falconing Party, 1350–1375, French; Possibly made in Paris, Elephant ivory (41.100.160)
Mosaic with a Peacock and Flowers, 3rd–4th century, Roman or Byzantine; Probably from North Africa, Tesserae (26.68)
Netsuke: Foreigner carrying a cock, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory (10.211.1444)
Netsuke: Goose and swallow, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory, metal alloy, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell (10.211.1276)
Netting Quail, 16th century, After a Design by Augustin Hirschvogel (German, 1503–1553), Colorless glass, silver stain, vitreous paint, and cold enamel (1979.185)
Nude female with birdlike face holding an infant, ca. 1450–1200 B.C.; Late Cypriot II; Base-Ring Ware, Cypriot; Said to be from Nicosia–Ayia Paraskevi, Terracotta (74.51.1542)
Oil lamp, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Khorasan, Bronze with silver and copper inlay (2001.470)
Open Ring Brooch, early 800s, Pictish or Irish; Found near Galway, Ireland, Silver with amber insets (1981.413)
Ornamental Knife (Tumi), 15th–16th century, Peru; Inka, Tin bronze (1987.394.411)
Oval Print with Birds, Insects, and Fruits, ca. 1620, Claes Jansz Visscher (Dutch), copy after Hertzog von Brin (German), Blackwork (56.500.114)
Owl Stirrup Spout Bottle, 2nd–3rd century,Peru, Moche, Ceramic (66.30.5)
Pair of Bird-Shaped Brooches, 550–600, Frankish, Gold sheet, cloisonné cells inset with garnets, glass, and pearl, garnets backed with patterned foil (17.191.164-165)
Pair of earflares with condors, 2nd–3rd century, Peru; Moche, Gold, silver, gilt copper, shell (1979.206.1245,.1246)
Pair of Earflares with Multifigure Scene, 12th–15th century, Peru (Chimú), Hammered gold (1991.419.67,.68)
Pair of Earflares, 3rd–7th century, Peru, Moche, Gold, turquoise, sodalite, shell (66.196.40,.41)
Pair of Spouted Bottles, 2nd–4th century, Peru, Nasca, Ceramic (1992.60.6,.7)
Papyrus Marsh, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427–1400 B.C., Egyptian; original from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Qenamun (TT 93), Color facsimile by Hugh R. Hopgood, Tempera on paper (30.4.60)
A Partridge and Small Game Birds, 1650s, Jan Fyt (Flemish), Oil on canvas (71.45)
Peacocks, 1683, Melchior d'Hondecoeter (Dutch), Oil on canvas (27.250.1)
Pectoral ornament, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia or Iran, Tekke tribe, Silver, gilded, engraved, and inset with carnelians (2008.579.3)
Pedestal Bowl, 13th–16th century, Colombia/Ecuador; Tuza/Cuasmal, Ceramic (1994.35.63)
Pendant (Ulute or Papafita), 19th–early 20th century, Possibly Malaita Island, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, pigment (1999.47.21)
Pendant with Bird, 10th–15th century, Colombia; Muisca, Gold (1992.121)
Pendant, 4th–10th century, Colombia; Capulí, Hammered gold (1977.187.21)
Pestle Finial in the Form of a Bird, date unknown, Mount Hagen region, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Stone (1996.373.1)
Pillow, late Northern Song to Jin dynasty, 12th–13th century; Cizhou ware, Hebei Province, China, Stoneware with pigment (1985.214.132)
Plate with design of ladies with parasol, Edo period, ca. 1736, Japan, Design attributed to Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, 1691–1759)
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration (Arita ware) (2002.447.123)
Plate with Pelican, 15th century, Netherlandish (Dinant or Malines), Brass, beaten (64.101.1498)
Plate with the Death of the Woman of Sestos, 1532, Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (Italian), Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) (32.100.378)
Plate, ca. 520–510 B.C.; red-figure, Greek, Attic, Signed by Epiktetos as painter, Terracotta (1981.11.10)
Plateau, ca. 1825, John W. Forbes (American), Silver, glass, walnut (1993.167)
Portrait of a Man, possibly Matteo di Sebastiano di Bernardino Gozzadini; and Portrait of a Woman, possibly Ginevra d'Antonio Lupari Gozzadini, ca. 1485–90, Attributed to the Maestro delle Storie del Pane, Tempera on panel (1975.1.95, 96)
Presentation quilt, ca. 1849, Baltimore, Maryland, Cotton and silk velvet (1974.24)
Purse, early 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole stitches (29.23.15)
Pyxis, 10th century (950–975); Caliphal, Spanish; Made in Andalusia, Ivory (1970.324.5)
Quilt with eagle pattern, 1837–50, American, New England, Cotton (1974.32)
Rank badge with a pair of cranes, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century, Korea, Silk embroidery on silk satin damask (53.60.9)
Rattle, 19th century, Alaska; Sitka, Wood, pigment (89.4.614)

Rattle, 19th century, Vancouver Island, Canada; Masseth or Haida, Wood, pigment (89.4.647)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, British Columbia; Tsimshian, Wood, pigment (89.4.2161)
Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1615–20, By Mansur, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (
Ritual Vessel (Paccha), 15th–early 16th century, Peru; Inka, Ceramic (1979.206.1149)
Rose and nightingale (gul-o-bul-bul) drawing, 19th century; Qajar, Iran, Ink and color on paper (1993.98)
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives, mid 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.12)
Salver, 1879–80, Frederick Elkington (British), Silver, partly gilt, (1991.229)
Shipwreck, ca. 1827–28, Thomas Cole (American), Graphite on off-white wove paper (1977.182.2)
Side drum, ca. 1800, United States, Wood, various materials (58.82)
Side drum, ca. 1860, Attributed to Ernest Vogt, Philadelphia, Wood, various materials (89.4.2162)
Simple Retreat, Yuan dynasty, ca. 1370, Wang Meng (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper (L.1997.24.8)
Society of the Cincinnati medal, 1783, Designed by Charles L'Enfant (French, 1754–1825), Île-de-France, Paris, Gold (35.46a,b)
Staff Head with Owl, 5th–10th century, Colombia; Sinú Cast gold (1979.206.920)
Standard top, 8th–7th century B.C., Luristan, western Iran, Bronze (1996.82.1)
"Swan" evening dress, 1951, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Ivory silk satin; black marquisette; black fringe; multiple layers of tulle in ombré tones of brown between layers of black tulle (2009.300.850)
Tabard, 15th–16th century, Peru; Ica (?), Cotton, feathers (59.135.8)
Tapestry with the Falcon's Bath, 1400–1415, South Netherlandish, Wool (2011.93)
Temple Pendant with Two Birds Flanking the Tree of Life, ca. 1000–1200, Kievan Rus'; Made in Kiev, found in 1842 in or near the Desiatynna (Dormition) Church, Kiev, Cloisonné enamel on gold (17.190.679)
Textile Fragment, 6th–7th century, Iraq or Syria, Silk (15.109)
Textile panel with birds amid flowering vines, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (26.231.2)
Tile with an image of a prince on horseback, Qajar period (1779–1925), second half of the 19th century, Iran, Stonepaste; molded, polychrome painted under transparent glaze (83.1.67)
Tile, ca. 1875, Christopher Dresser (British), Earthenware (1991.110.2)
Tomb panel with relief of figures in a pavilion, Eastern Han dynasty, early 2nd century, Shandong Province, China, Limestone (20.99)
Tripod Bird Bowl, 3rd–4th century, Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (1984.614a,b)
Twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Jade (nephrite) (02.18.730)
Two Birds on a Wintry Tree, Song dynasty, 13th century, Formerly Attributed to Lidi (Chinese), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk (1989.363.15)
Two Eagles, dated 1702, Bada Shanren (Zhu Da) (Chinese), Hanging scroll, ink on paper (L.1997.30)
Two Hawks in a Thicket, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Lin Liang, China, Hanging scroll; ink and pale color on silk (1993.385)
Vase in the shape of a cockerel, second half of 7th century B.C., Etruscan, Terracotta (24.97.21ab)
Vase with immortals offering the peaches of longevity, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662–1722), China, Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels (14.40.331)
Vase with peacock feathers, ca. 1889, Auguste Delaherche (French), Stoneware (2013.483)
Vase with rooster, ca. 1884, Édouard-Alexandre Dammouse (French, 1850–1903); factory director: Ernest Chaplet (French, 1835–1909); manufactory: Haviland & Co. (American and French, 1864–1931), Stoneware (2013.473)
Vase, 1886–90, Made by the Faience Manufacturing Company, Earthenware, glazed and painted with overglaze polychrome enamels, raised paste decoration (2002.443)
Vase, 1886–90, Made by the Faience Manufacturing Company, Painted and glazed earthenware with overglaze raised gold paste decoration (1991.58)
Vase, ca. 1880, Gorham Manufacturing Company (American), Providence, Rhode Island, Silver and mixed metals (2008.68)
Velvet fragment, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread; velvet (52.20.11)
Vertical Panel with a Man and Woman, ca. 1631, Hans Janssen (Dutch), Blackwork and engraving (47.108.11[2])
Vessel fragment with bird in profile, 7th–6th millennium B.C.; Halaf period, Excavated at Tell Brak, Eye Temple fill, Syria, Ceramic, paint (1988.323.7)
Vulture Bowl, 13th–15th century, Mexico; Isla de Sacrificios, Ceramic (1978.412.81)
Vulture Vessel, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Ceramic (1981.297)
Wall painting fragment, 2nd–3rd century A.D., Roman, Fresco (92.11.10)
Wall painting fragment, Imperial, Julio-Claudian, ca. 14–68 A.D., Roman, Fresco (92.11.8)
Wall panel with a guinea fowl, ca. 6th century A.D.; Sasanian, Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon, Stucco (32.150.13)
Wall panels, ca. 1799, Designer: Jean Démosthène Dugourc (French); Maker: Camille Pernon (French), France (Lyon), Woven silk and metal thread with applied silk and chenille embroidery (2006.519a,b)
Wang Xizhi Watching Geese, Yuan dynasty, ca. 1295, Qian Xuan (Chinese), Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper (1973.120.6)
Watch pin, ca. 1900, Riker Brothers (American), Yellow gold, plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds, pearl, ruby (2001.331)
Weight: Elephant, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Brass (1978.412.407)

Weight: Bird with Body in Knot, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.17)

Weight: Bird Claw, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Brass (1979.206.182)
Whistling bottle with feline face, 4th–3rd century B.C., Peru; Paracas, Ceramic, postfired paint (62.266.72)
Wild Geese Descending to Sandbar, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), Unidentified artist (late 15th–16th century), Korea, Hanging scroll, ink on silk (1992.337)
Wine ewer, Goryeo dynasty, early 12th century, Korea, Stoneware with incised and carved decoration of geese, waterbirds, and reeds under celadon glaze (27.119.2)
Woman with a Parrot, 1866, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.57)
Woman's Dress, 14th–early 16th century, Peru; Chuquibamba, Camelid hair (1995.109)
Woven border with the emblems of the Strozzi family, 1480–1600, Italy, Silk and linen (51.75)
Woven coverlet, 1828, Workshop of James Alexander (American), Little Britain, Orange County, New York, Cotton and wool (67.33)
Young Faun with Heron, 1890, this cast ca. 1902, Frederick William MacMonnies (American), Bronze (2008.26)
Young Lady in 1866, 1866, Édouard Manet (French), Oil on canvas (89.21.3)

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