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Works of Art (43)

Akuaba Figure, 19th–20th century, Akan peoples; Ghana, Wood, beads, string (1979.206.75)
Amulet (Mohara Ody), 20th century, Madagascar; Menabe, Sakalava peoples, Horn (buffalo), wood, glass, beads, fiber (1995.549)
Amulet, late 19th–early 20th century, Attributed to the Karakalpak tribe, present-day Uzbekistan, Silver, fire gilded with false granulation and twisted wire and beaded wire decoration, gilded and silver appliqués, chain-link and cone-shaped pendants with slightly domed and cabochon-cut carnelians and turquoise beads (2008.579.12)
Ancestor Figure (Korwar), late 19th–early 20th century, Cenderawasih Bay, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, glass beads (2001.674)
Armlet, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia or Iran, Silver, carnelian, turquoise (2006.544.13a,b)
Beaded Belts, 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu peoples, Cloth, glass beads, leather, metal (1999.47.102), Fiber, glass beads, brass beads, leather, basketry, cloth (1984.512.4)
Beads, 18th century, Morocco, Fabricated from sheet and set with emeralds and rubies and/or fine garnets (1981.5.18,19)
Bow Stand with Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Wood, metal, beads, string (1978.412.486)
Bracelet, late 19th–early 20th century, Nauruan people, Nauru, Caroline Islands, Fiber, coral beads, traces of feathers (1983.545.26)
Ceremonial Banner (Palepai Maju), probably 18th century, South central Lampung region, Sumatra, Indonesia, Rattan, ceramic and glass beads, cloth, nassa shells (1990.335.28)
"Cocteau" Evening Jacket, Fall 1937, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Linen, metallic foil, beads, paillettes (2009.421)
Collar stud, early 20th century, Attributed to Ersari, Central Asia or Iran, Silver with parcel gilt (or fire gilt) embossing, with glass stones and turquoise beads (2007.497.6)
Ensemble, 1920s, Raymond Duncan (American), Tussah silk with polychrome hand-painted vegetal motif and wood beads, navy-blue silk chiffon (1990.152)
Evening dress, 1939, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Steel-gray silk taffeta embroidered with metallic sequins and pink beads (C.I.46.4.18a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1938, Mainbocher (American), Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads (C.I.46.4.1)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1950, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk, beads, rhinestones (C.I. 53.40.10a-d)
Evening gown, 1920s, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Pale-pink pleated silk with pink silk cord and glass beads (1995.28.6a)
Evening gown, 1963, Hubert de Givenchy (French), Coral cotton lace reembroidered with coral-colored beads and coral pieces (1974.184.2)
Evening gown, spring/summer 1991, Gianni Versace (Italian), for Versace Couture (Italian, founded 1992), Polychrome printed silk with multicolored rhinestone and glass bead embroidery (1993.52.4)
Evening gown, spring–summer 1996, Gianni Versace (Italian), Silver silk satin and silver synthetic lamé embroidered with clear and silver pailettes and beads (1999.328.4)
Fancy dress costume, 1911, Paul Poiret (French), Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cellophane cord appliqué, and blue, silver, coral, pink, and turquoise cellulose beading (1983.8a,b)
Four strands of beads, 2500–2400 B.C.; Early Dynastic IIIa period, Excavated at the "Great Death Pit," Ur, Mesopotamia, Gold, lapis lazuli (33.35.48)
Gold beads from a necklace, 19th–early 20th century, Saudi Arabia, Fabricated from sheet, wire, and swaged wire, decorated with granulation, set with turquoise (1980.306a-e)
Headdress, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia or Iran, Silver, table-cut carnelians, turquoise beads, silver gilded link chain (2006.544.8)
Iris embroidery, 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads, metal sequins, cut-glass beads (28.34.1)
Marriage necklace (kalata uru), late 19th century, India (Tamil Nadu, Chettiar), Gold strung on black thread (1991.32.3)
Necklace Beads, 10th–16th century, Colombia; Tairona, Gold (2002.231)
Necklace pendants and beads, 17th–16th century B.C.; late Old Babylonian period, Mesopotamia, Gold (47.1b)
Neckrest: Female Figure, probably 19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi, Wood, beads (1981.399)
Pair of Diviner's Figures, 19th–20th century, Baule peoples; Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment, beads, iron (1978.412.390-.391)
Pair of Earrings with Polyhedral Beads, 400–500, Ostrogothic(?), found in Kerch (Ukraine), Decorated with granulation (98.11.94-95)
Power Figure (Nkisi), 19th–20th century, Kongo peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, paint, nails, cloth, beads, shells, arrows, leather, nuts, twine (1979.206.127)
Rosary Bead, early 16th century, South Netherlandish (Brabant), Boxwood (17.190.475)
Seated Chief (Mwanangara), before 1869, Angola; Chokwe, Wood, cloth, fiber, beads (1988.157)
Standing Male and Female Figures, 18th–19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Tabwa, Wood, beads (1978.412.591,2)
Stool: Kneeling Female Caryatid, 19th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi, Wood, glass beads (1978.412.317)
Sword and Sheath, 19th–20th century, Owo-Yoruba peoples; Nigeria, Cotton, glass beads, wood, brass, rope (1993.500.1)
Talisman Amulet (Ody), 20th century, Madagascar; South Malagasy, Merina, Wood, beads, hair, earth (1999.443)
Tent Divider (Te Saqwit), 19th–20th century, Sudan; Beja peoples, Cotton, leather, beads, cowrie shells, palm leaf (1996.455)
Textile Skirt, 20th century, South Africa; Xhosa people, Cotton, glass beads, buttons, ocher (1993.373)
Titleholder Hat (Laket Mishiing), 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kuba peoples, Raffia palm fibers, beads, metal (1974.83.14)
Two beads, 11th century; Fatimid, Syria, Gold, fabricated from wire and strips of sheet, decorated with granulation (1980.457)
Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Lawo Butu or Lawo Ngaza), late 19th–early 20th century, Ngada people, Flores Island, Indonesia, Cotton, glass beads, chambered nautilus shell, nassa shells (2006.2)