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Works of Art (54)

Bowl, 6th–9th century, Peru; Wari, Ceramic (1979.206.385)
Bracteate, 5th–6th century, Scandinavian, Gold (2001.583)
Censer Cover (Xantil), 13th–15th century, Mexico; Tehuacá Ceramic, pigment (1978.412.10)
Censer Support, 8th–9th century, Mexico; Maya, Ceramic (1978.412.99)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: Ishtar image and a worshipper below a canopy flanked by winged genies, 8th–7th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period, modeled style, Mesopotamia, Chalcedony (1989.361.1)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: worshipper approaching bearded god, 1820–1730 B.C.; Classic Syrian I style, Syria, Hematite (1991.368.5)
Cylinder seal with a battle of the gods, ca. 2220–2159 B.C.; Akkadian, Mesopotamia, Kish, Lapis lazuli (L.1992.23.4)
Deity as Standard Bearer, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Stone (00.5.8)
Deity Figure (Cihuateotl), 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Stone (00.5.30)
Deity Figure (Zemí), 13th–15th century, Dominican Republic; Taino, Sandstone (1979.206.1209)
Deity Figure (Zemí), ca. 1000, Dominican Republic; Taino people, Ironwood, shell (1979.206.380)
Deity Figure, 3rd–6th century, Honduras; Maya, Jade (jadeite), cinnabar (1979.206.1069)
Female Figure, early 19th century, Ha'apai Archipelago, Tonga, Whale ivory (1979.206.1470)
Figure Pendant, 10th–16th century, Colombia (Tairona), Cast gold (69.7.10)
Figure, 9th–11th century (?), Marae 12, Mokumanamana (Necker Island), Hawai'i, Vesicular basalt (1976.194)
Hanging (?) fragment, 4th–3rd century B.C., Peru; Chavín, Painted cotton (1987.394.704)
Head of a Rain God, 10th–11th century, Mexico; Maya-Toltec, Limestone (1978.412.24)
Head of a Water Deity, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Basalt (00.5.44)
Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings, 14th century B.C.; Middle Elamite period, Southwestern Iran, Bronze (63.74)
Hunchback Holding Staff, 10th–12th century, Mexico; Huastec, Stone (1978.412.17)
Image (To'o) Representing the God 'Oro, 18th century, Maohi (Tahitian) people, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Wood, coconut husk fiber, traces of feathers (1979.206.1481)
Incised Celt, 10th–6th century B.C., Mexico; Olmec, Jade (jadeite) (1978.412.5)
Maize Deity (Chicomecoatl), 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Basalt (00.5.51)
Male Figure (Moai Tangata), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood, obsidian, bone (1984.526)
Male Figure (Tiki), 18th–early 19th century, Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia, Wood (1979.206.1466)
Mangaaka Power Figure (Nkisi N'Kondi), second half of 19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chiloango River Region; Kongo, Wood, metal, resin, enamel (2008.30)
Mantle, 2nd–1st century B.C., Peru; Ocucaje, Wool (1986.488.1)
Medallion with a seated deity and a male worshipper, 8th–7th century B.C., Urartian; Eastern Anatolia, Silver, gold foil (1989.281.20)
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)
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)
Openwork stamp seals, late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C., Central Asia (Bactria-Margiana), Copper alloy (1984.4)
Part of a throne with deity on a bull, late 8th–7th century B.C.; Urartian style, Probably Toprakkale, eastern Anatolia, Bronze (50.163)
Pedestal Bowl, 13th–16th century, Costa Rica; Guanacaste-Nicoya, Ceramic (1979.206.377)
Pins with spherical heads, 15th–13th century B.C.; Hittite Empire period, Central Anatolia, Gold (1989.281.14)
Plaque of Mithras slaying the bull, mid-Imperial, 2nd or early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Bronze (1997.145.3)
Rain God Mask, 13th–14th century, Mexico; Mixtec, Serpentine (1979.206.1062)
Ring stone with four goddesses and four date palms, Mauryan period, 3rd–2nd century B.C., India, Stone (2000.284.10)
Seated goddess with a child, Hittite Empire, Old Hittite; 15th–13th century B.C., Anatolia, central region, Gold, (1989.281.12)
Seven Gods of Good Fortune and Chinese Children, Edo period, 17th–18th century, Kano Chikanobu (Japanese), Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on paper; reverse side: ink, color, and gold on paper (29.100.498)
Shoulao, God of Longevity, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662–1722), China, Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels (14.40.212)
"Smiling Figure", 7th–8th century, Mexico, Remojadas, Ceramic (1979.206.1211)
Smiting god wearing an Egyptian atef crown, 15th–14th century B.C., Levant, Bronze (1986.42)
Spouted Vessel, 3rd–1st century B.C., Mexico; Monte Albán, Ceramic (1979.206.947)
Standing Shiva(?), Angkor period, 11th century, Cambodia (Angkor, Siem Reap Province), Gilt-copper alloy, silver inlay (1988.355)
Statue of a woman, 1st century B.C., Cypriot; said to be from the ruins of Golgoi, Limestone (74.51.2456)
Statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions, Imperial, second half of 2nd century A.D., Roman, Bronze (97.22.24),
Stirrup Spout Bottle: Sacrificer Scene, 2nd–5th century, Peru; Moche, Ceramic (1987.394.630)
Three female figures, ca.1400–1300 B.C.; Late Helladic IIIA, Mycenaean, Terracotta (35.11.16–.18)
Three-Cornered Stone with Face, 13th–15th century, Dominican Republic; Taino, Fossiliferous limestone (1997.35.2)
Vessel with Mythological Scene, 8th century, Mexico or Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (1978.412.206)
Votive panels, Kushan dynasty, ca. 3rd century A.D., Bactria (northern Afghanistan), Terracotta and gouache (2000.42.2,4)
Water Deity (Chalchihuitlicue), 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Stone (00.5.72)
Winged deity, 13th century B.C.; Hittite Empire period, Anatolia, Bronze, gold (1990.255)