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Death

Works of Art (30)

The Angel of Death and the Sculptor from the Milmore Memorial, 1889–93; this carving, 1921–26, Daniel Chester French (American), Marble (26.120)
The Ballet from Robert le Diable, 1871, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.552)
Cinerary urn with lid, ca. 500 B.C.; Archaic, Etruscan, Campanian, Bronze (40.11.3a,b)
Corpus of Christ, ca. 1250, French; Possibly made in Paris, Elephant ivory, traces of paint (1978.521.3)
Death Carrying a Child, ca. 1648, Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florentine), Etching (59.570.379.3)
The Death of Socrates, 1787, Jacques Louis David (French), Oil on canvas (31.45)
Death of the Buddha (Parinirvana), 2nd–4th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (L.1993.69.4)
Death of the Demoness Putana: Page from a dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Krishna), ca. 1610, India (Rajasthan, Bikaner), Ink and opaque watercolor on paper (2002.176)
Death of the Historical Buddha (Nehan), Kamakura period, 14th century, Unidentified artist, Kyoto, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink, gold, and color on silk (12.134.10)
The Fountain, No. 1: The Wounded Indian Slaking His Death Thirst, 1843, Thomas Cole (American), Graphite and white gouache on green wove paper (1977.182.7)
Front of a limestone block from the stepped base of a funerary monument, mid-6th century B.C.; Archaic, Signed by Phaidimos, Greek, Attic, Limestone (16.174.6)
Funeral Procession in an Initial R, second half of 15th century, Leaf from a gradual, Mariano del Buono (Italian, Florentine), Italian (Florence), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (96.32.16)
Grave stele of a youth and a little girl, ca. 530 B.C.; Archaic, Greek, Attic, Parian marble (11.185a-c,f,g)
The Iranians Mourn the Death of Farud and Jarira: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mirza Muhammad Qabahat, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.35)
Island of the Dead, 1880, Arnold Böcklin (Swiss), Oil on wood (26.90)
Jacques-Joseph Ebelman on His Deathbed, 1852, Louis-Rémy Robert (French), Waxed-paper negative (2000.235)'
Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1513–14, Albrecht Dürer (German), Engraving (43.106.2)
Lamenting the Death of Adonis, mid-16th century, After Luca Cambiaso (Italian), Woodcut (17.37.33)
Locket, 1706, Boston, Gold, hair, crystal (2000.532)
Neck-amphora (jar), ca. 500 B.C.; Attic, black-figure, Attributed to the Diosphos Painter, Greek, Terracotta (56.171.25)
Pendant Figure, 13th–15th century, Dominican Republic; Taino people, Stone (1997.35.3)
Plaque with the Crucifixion and the Defeat of Hades, mid-10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.44)
Plate with the Death of the Woman of Sestos, 1532, Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (Italian), Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) (32.100.378)
Rustam Avenging His Own Impending Death: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40, Iran (probably Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1974.290.31)
Seated six-armed Shiva as Conquerer of Death (Mrtyunjaya), Pala period, 12th century, Bangladesh or India (west Bengal), Black stone (1991.421)
Still, 2003, Jenny Saville (British), Oil on canvas (2011.516)
Thymiaterion (incense burner) with Marsyas, late 4th century B.C.; Classical, Etruscan, Bronze (1972.118.87)
Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye, mid-13th century, French; Made in Loire Valley, Limestone (25.120.201)
Tomb with Death Seated, ca. 1779–84, Louis Jean Desprez (French, 1743–1804), Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink, second state of two (2012.189)
Watch in the form of a skull, ca. 1640–50, Movement by Isaac Penard (Swiss), Case and dial: silver, partly nielloed, with a single silver hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel (17.190.1575)