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Insect

Animal, Insect

Works of Art (24)

A Basket of Flowers, Jan Brueghel the Younger (Flemish), Oil on wood (67.187.58)
Brooch in the Form of a Winged Insect, 4th century, Eastern Germanic, Copper alloy (1993.263)
Brooch, ca. 1882–92, Jacques & Marcus (American), New York, Gold, pearl, demantoid garnets, diamonds (2001.246)
Ceremonial Board (Malu), 19th century, Sawos people, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.713)
Gold Box Ring Surmounted by a Scarab, ca. 330–310 B.C., Greek, Classical, Gold (2010.226)
The Grasshoppers and the Ants: A Souvenir of Martinique, from the Volpini Suite: Dessins lithographiques, 1889, Paul Gauguin (French), Zincograph on chrome yellow wove paper; first edition (22.82.2(4))
Hair ornament, ca. 1904, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American), Silver, enamel, black and pink opals, demantoid garnets (2002.620)
Inrô with design of silk spool in the Milky Way (the Tanabata Story of the Weaver and Herder), 19th century, Kyûkoku (Japanese), Mother-of-pearl, gold (14.40.878a,b)
Jar with decoration of flowers and insects, Joseon dynasty, mid-18th century, Korea, Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue (2005.406)
Necklace, fall 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian); Jean Clemént (French), Plastic, metal (2009.300.1234)
Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century, Attributed to Ryûsa, Japanese, Carved ivory (10.211.1271)
Oval case decorated in Schweifwerk, ca. 1614–19, Jacques Hurtu (French), Blackwork and engraving (39.95.5)
Oval Print with Birds, Insects, and Fruits, ca. 1620, Claes Jansz Visscher (Dutch), copy after Hertzog von Brin (German), Blackwork (56.500.114)
Patera handle in the form of a youth, ca. late 6th century B.C., Greek, Bronze (2005.457)
Pendant Shaped Like a Beetle with a Couple and a Young Man Playing an Instrument, 1619, Jean I Toutin (French), Blackwork and engraving (23.84.15)
Purse, early 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole stitches (29.23.15)
Ring, late 6th–early 5th century B.C., Etruscan, Gilt silver (1995.40)
Ritual Vessel (Paccha), 15th–early 16th century, Peru; Inka, Ceramic (1979.206.1149)
Scarab ring, Dynasty 12 (ca. 1981–1802 B.C.), Egyptian, Amethyst, copper (10.130.910)

Scarab with the name of Hatshepsut, early Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, ca. 1473–1458 B.C., Egyptian, Glazed steatite (27.3.206)

Heart scarab of Ruru, Dynasty 18–20 (ca. 1550–1070 B.C.), Egyptian, Dark green stone (10.130.1650)

Naturalistic scarab, Late Period–Ptolemaic Period (ca. 688–30 B.C.), Egyptian, Alabaster (15.43.136)
Small Motifs of Insects and Plants, 1596, Georg Herman (German), Blackwork and engraving (42.86.4[8])
Suit, fall 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Plaid rayon crepe, blue plastic (1974.338.5a,b)
Tenor recorder, ca. 1600, Bassano Workshop, Venice or London, Boxwood (2010.205)
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)
Woman's informal robe with butterflies, Qing dynasty, late 19th–early 20th century, China, Embroidered silk satin (1970.145)