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Works of Art (72)

Administrative tablet with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars, 3100–2900 B.C.; Jemdet Nasr period (Uruk III script), Mesopotamia, Clay (1988.433.1)
Ampulla (Flask) of Saint Menas, late 500s–mid-700s, Byzantine; Probably made at Abu Menas, near Alexandria, Egypt, Terracotta (27.94.19)
Antefix in the shape of a female head, ca. 625–600 B.C., South Italian; From Matauros, Terracotta (22.139.56)
Bath scraper, 12th–13th century, Iran, Earthenware; unglazed, molded in relief (26.102.7)
The Bather (model for a fountain), 18th century (ca. 1780) or 19th–early 20th century, By or after Jean Antoine Houdon (French), Probably French, Terracotta (32.100.159)
Beaker-shaped vessel, Ban Chiang type, late 3rd–1st millennium B.C., Thailand, Earthenware with incised and impressed decoration (1984.494.6)
Bird-Headed Figure Whistle, 8th–9th century, Mexico, Veracruz, Ceramic (1978.412.80)
Bird-shaped vessel, Three Kingdoms period, ca. late 2nd–3rd century, Korea, Earthenware (1997.34.1)
Bottle with flattened side, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th–10th century, Korea, Stoneware (1994.226)
Bottle, Late Jomon period (ca. 1500–1000 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware with incised designs (1975.268.184)
Bowl fragment, 2nd century A.D., Roman, Terracotta (17.194.2073)
Bowl, 11th–14th century, Mississippian peoples; Missouri, Ceramic (79.8.10)
Bust of a female figurine, Final Jomon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware with incised and cord-marked designs (1975.268.191)
Censer with Seated Figure, 5th–6th century, Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (1982.394)
Chariot cup, Three Kingdoms period, Gaya Federation, 5th century, Korea, Stoneware with traces of incidental ash glaze (1997.34.2)
Classic Kerma Beaker, Egyptian Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13, ca. 1802–1640 B.C., Classical Kerma; From Abydos, Egypt, Garstang excavations, Black-topped red polished ceramic (20.2.45)
Cone mosaic, 3300–3100 B.C.; Late Uruk period, Excavated at the "Columned Hall," Uruk, Mesopotamia, Clay, mud plaster (L.1995.48.2)
Cult vessel in the form of a tower, 19th century B.C.; Old Babylonian period, Syria, Ceramic (68.155)
Cuneiform tablet case, 1920–1840 B.C.; Old Assyrian Trading Colony period, Central Anatolia, Kültepe (Karum Kanesh), Clay (66.245.5b)
Deep bowl with sculptural rim, late Middle Jomon period, ca. 1500 B.C., Japan, Earthenware (1992.252.1)
Double-handled vessel, Three Kingdoms period, probably Baekje kingdom, 5th–6th century, Korea, Stoneware (1997.34.25)
Double-Headed Figure, end of 3rd millennium B.C., Ecuador; Valdivia, Ceramic (1980.34.1)
Female Figure, end of 3rd millennium B.C., Ecuador; Valdivia, Ceramic (1980.83.15)
Figure of a woman, mid-5th century B.C., Greek, Terracotta (06.1151)
Footed Bowl, 13th century; Tellem, Mali; Tellem peoples, Pottery (1977.394.59a)
Haniwa boar, Kofun period, 5th century, Japan, Earthenware (1975.268.418)
Head of a bodhisattva, 5th–6th century; Afghanistan, probably from Hadda, Clay or terracotta, garnet (1986.2)
Head of a male, 2000–1600 B.C.; Old Babylonian period, Southern Mesopotamia, Ceramic (1972.96)
Head of a woman, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Greek, South Italian, Tarentine, Terracotta (23.160.95)
Head, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Terracotta, sacrificial materials (1991.17.7)
Iphicles and Hercules Attacked by Snakes, mid-15th century, Italy; Padua, Terracotta (2006.453)
Jug, ca. 1600–1450 B.C.; Late Cypriot I, Cypriot, Base Ring I Ware, Terracotta (74.51.1084)
La Négresse, 1872, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Cast terracotta (1997.491)
Lamp with Jewish Symbols, made 350–450, Byzantine, Terracotta (91.1.1621)
Lamp, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Roman, Terracotta, mold-made, (74.51.2027)
Memorial Head, 17th century, Ghana; Akan, Twifo region, Hemang city, Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments (1978.412.563)
Memorial Head, 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Akan, Anyi subgroup, Terracotta (1978.412.394)
Molded plaque with a king or god carrying a mace, 2000–1700 B.C.; Isin-Larsa-Old Babylonian period, Southern Mesopotamia, Ceramic (32.39.2)
Necklace with Pendant, 16th–18th century, Angola; Chokwe, Wood, ceramic, raffia (1996.456)
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)
Nude goddess figurine, [late 8th–7th century B.C.?], Excavated at Tell el-Duweir (ancient Lachish), southern Levant, Ceramic (34.126.53)
Ocarina, 12th–15th century, Colombia; Tairona, Ceramic (1984.507.17)
Oinochoe (jug), ca. 325–300 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Stuttgart Group, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (06.1021.209)
Oinochoe (jug), ca. 325–300 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Stuttgart Group, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (06.1021.211)
Pair of Bowls, Trophy-Head Deities, 3rd–1st century B.C., Peru, Paracas, Ceramic, postfired paint (63.232.79, 1976.287.31)
Pedestal dish with cover, Three Kingdoms period, Silla Kingdom, 5th–6th century, Korea, Stoneware with traces of incidental ash glaze (1997.34.7a,b)
Pelike (jar), ca. 330–310 B.C.; red-figure, Close in style to the Underworld Painter, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (06.1021.228)
Pietà, ca. 1864, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Terracotta (2001.199)
Pilgrim flask with Saint Menas, 610–50, Byzantine, Earthenware (17.194.2291)
Seated Figure, 13th century, Mali, Inland Niger Delta region; Djenné, Terracotta (1981.218)
Seated figure, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D., Ecuador; Tolita/Tumaco, Ceramic (1982.231)
Skyphos (drinking cup), 6th century B.C., Greek, Lydian, Terracotta (16.75.14)
Small figurine, Final Jomon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware (1978.346)
Spouted jar and stand, 9th century B.C.; Iron Age II, Excavated at Hasanlu cemetery, northwestern Iran, Ceramic (60.20.15)
Spouted Vessel, 3rd–1st century B.C., Mexico; Monte Albán, Ceramic (1979.206.947)
Stand, Three Kingdoms period, Silla Kingdom, 5th–6th century, Korea, Stoneware with traces of incidental ash glaze (1997.34.23)
Standing Figure, end of 3rd millennium B.C., Ecuador; Valdivia, Ceramic (1980.83.12)
Standing male figure, Bronze and Iron Age, 300 B.C.–200 A.D., Indonesia, eastern Java, Earthenware (2000.284.42)
Statuette of a gladiator, 1st–2nd century A.D.; Imperial, Roman, Terracotta, (10.210.78)
Statuette of the Diadoumenos (youth tying a fillet around his head), 1st century B.C., Greek; copy of a Greek bronze statue by Polykleitos, ca. 430 B.C., Terracotta (32.11.2)
Stirrup-Spout Bottle, 10th–4th century B.C., Peru; Cupisnique, Ceramic (1981.247)
Storage Jar, ca. 2000–1600 B.C., C-Group; From Faras, Upper Nubia, grave 3, Griffith excavations, Red and black ware with incised linear decoration (13.125.29)
Storage jar, late Yayoi period, ca. 100–200, Japan, Earthenware with incised decoration (1975.268.375)
Storage jar, Middle Jomon period (ca. 2500–1500 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware, unglazed (1975.268.182)
Tetrapod Bowl, 1st–2nd century, Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (1982.207.1)
Tomb Plaque, 400–800, Byzantine or Visigothic; Probably made in Spain, Terracotta (1985.147)
Torso (A Study for Ariane without Arms), modeled ca. 1905 or earlier, Auguste Rodin (French), Terracotta (12.13.1)
Vase in the form of a sleeping African (known as Ethiopian) boy, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.2263)
Venus Giving Arms to Aeneas, 1704, Jean Cornu (French), France (Paris), Terracotta and painted wood (32.100.158)
Vessel (zun), late Shang dynasty, 13th–11th century B.C., Probably from Anyang, Henan Province, China, Earthenware with incised and relief decoration (50.61.5)
Volute-krater (mixing bowl), ca. 330–310 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Baltimore Painter, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (69.11.7)
Volute-krater (vase for mixing wine and water), ca. 320–310 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Capodimonte Painter, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (56.171.63)

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