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Works of Art (21)

Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall, last quarter of 16th century, India, Gujarat, Patan, Teak with traces of color (16.133,1,2)
Bookcover with scenes from the life of the Buddha, ca. first half of 10th century India or Nepal Ink and color on wood, with metal insets (1979.511)
Chess set, 12th century, Nishapur, Iran, Glazed fritware (1971.193a–ff)
Dish with recumbent elephant surrounded by clouds, 15th–16th century, Vietnam, Stoneware with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration (1998.213)
The Dream of Queen Maya, Kushan period, 1st century A.D., Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara, probably Takht-i-Bahi), Schist (1976.402)
Elephant Clock: Leaf from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari, Detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, 715 A.H. / 1315 A.D.; Mamluk, Abu’l Izz Ismacil al-Jazari, Author, Probably Syria, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.23)
Elephant, Late Naqada II (ca. 3650–3300 B.C.), Egyptian, Serpentine, bone (59.101.1)
[Four Seated Elephants with Western Travelers and Attendants, Jaipur, India], 1860s–70s, India, Albumen silver print from glass negative (1985.1168.59)
Horn, ca. 1100–1200, South Italian, Ivory (17.190.218)
Lunette with Buddha surrounded by adorants, 5th–6th century, Hadda, Afghanistan, Stucco (2005.314)
Plaque with scenes from the life of the Buddha, Pala or Pagan period, 12th century, India or Burma. Mudstone (1982.233)
Portrait of a lama, last quarter of 11th century Tibet (a Kadampa monastery) Distemper on cloth (1991.152)
Rattle Staff (Ukhurhe) of Oba Akenzua I, 1725–50, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Bronze, copper, iron (1974.5)
Silver Buffalo and Elephant, 19th century, Republic of Benin; Fon, Silver-copper alloy, brass, copper, and iron (2002.517.1-2)
Standing Ganesha, Pre-Angkor period, Prasat Andet style, second half of 7th century, Cambodia, Stone (1982.220.7)
Statuette of a horse or elephant rider, 3rd century B.C.; Hellenistic, Greek; Said to be from ancient Athribis, Egypt, Bronze (55.11.11)
Stela with a four-armed Vishnu, 10th–11th century, India, Punjab, Sandstone (68.46)
Vessel in the form of an elephant and rider, 14th–mid-16th century, Thailand, Earthenware with underglaze iron-brown decoration (Sawankhalok ware) (1989.238.41)
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)
Wine Cistern, ca. 1562, Manufactured by the factory of Orazio Fontana, Urbino, Italy, Tin-glazed earthenware (majolica) (32.100.362)