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Food and Feasting

Food and Feasting

Works of Art (213)

The Afternoon Meal (La Merienda), ca. 1771, Luis Egidio Meléndez (or Menéndez) (Spanish), Oil on canvas (1982.60.39)
Aizen Myōō (Rāga-vidyārāja), Nanbokuchō period, 14th century, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk (66.90)
Aquamanile in the Form of a Ram, late 13th–early 14th century, England (probably Scarborough), Glazed earthenware (2007.142)
The Archer and the Milkmaid, ca. 1610, Andries Stock (Netherlandish), after Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish), Engraving (49.95.1331)
The Baker's Cart, 1656, Jean Michelin (French), Oil on canvas (27.59)
Bakers and Brewers from Meketre's model bakery, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Meketre, western Thebes, Plastered and painted wood (20.3.12)
The Banquet of the Starved, 1915, James Ensor (Belgian), Oil on canvas (67.187.68)
Basket, 1731/32, John Edwards II (British), Silver, silver plate (2011.432a, b)
Beaker ("Monkey Cup"), ca. 1425–1450, South Netherlandish; Made in Burgundian Territories, Silver, silver-gilt, painted enamel (52.50)
Beakers, ca. 1683 and 1711, Attributed to Jurian Blanck Jr. (American); Benjamin Wynkoop (American), New York City, Silver (33.120.621–.622)
Before Dinner, 1924, Pierre Bonnard (French), Oil on canvas (1975.1.156)
The Belated Party on Mansfield Mountain, 1858, Jerome B. Thompson (American), Oil on canvas (69.182)
Bell krater depicting the return of Persephone, ca. 440 B.C.; Red-figure, Attributed to the Persephone Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (28.57.23)
Bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Classical, red-figure, ca. 450 B.C., Greek, Attic; said to be from Numana, Attributed to the Methyse Painter, Terracotta (07.286.85)
Bell-krater, ca. 440 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Painter of London E 497, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (24.97.30)
The Blind Man's Meal, 1903, Pablo Picasso (Spanish), Oil on canvas (50.188)
Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century, Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, fiber, leaves, paint (1978.412.1282a)
Bottle and Wine Glass on a Table, 1912, Pablo Picasso (Spanish), Charcoal, ink, cut and pasted newspaper, and graphite on paper (49.70.33)
Bowl (Apia Nie), late 19th–early 20th century, Wuvulu or Aua Island, Wood (1979.206.1428)
Box with lid, 15th century, Probably Egypt, Brass engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (23.67.5a)
Broken Eggs, Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French), Oil on canvas (20.155.8)
Brush holder, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, Zhang Xihuang (active early 17th century), China, Bamboo (1994.208)
Cameo cup fragment with lovemaking scene, first half of 1st century A.D., Roman, Glass (81.10.349)
Cameo fragment, 1st century B.C.–mid-1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian, Roman, Glass; cast in two layers or blown and cased, then carved (11.91.5a)
Cantharus (drinking cup), ca. 40–80 A.D.; Early Imperial, Claudian or Flavian, Roman, Glass; free-blown (81.10.60)
A Cat Stealing Fish Giuseppe Recco (Italian, Neapolitan), Oil on canvas (71.17
Chocolate pot, 1700–1710, Edward Winslow (American), Made in New England, Boston, Massachusetts, Silver (33.120.221)
Cider Making, 1840–41, William Sidney Mount (American), Oil on canvas (66.126)
Coffee pot, Edo Period, 1650–75, Japan, Porcelain with underglaze blue and mounted with silver (Hizen ware, Arita type) (79.2.176a,b)
Column-krater, ca. 550 B.C.; black-figure, Attributed to Lydos, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (31.11.11)
Conical boss from a bowl with granulated decoration, late Dynasty XIX–Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1188–712 B.C.), From Bubastis, Gold (30.8.371)
Covered bowl and stand, 1774, Marked by Louis Landes (French), French; Toulouse, Silver (48.187.7ab,.8)
Covered punchbowl with platter, ca. 1745, Chinese for the Swedish market, Hard paste; Punchbowl (40.133.1a,b–.2)
Covered tureen, early 19th century, Chinese for the American market, Hard paste (51.86.334a,b)
Cup, 1916, Arthur John Stone (American, born England), Gardner, Massachusetts, Silver (1990.49)
Deep Dish (brasero), ca. 1430, Spanish (Valencia), Tin-enamelled earthenware (56.171.162)
Dinner, tea, and coffee service, 1785–90, Chinese for the American market, Hard paste (10.149.1–.248)
Dish in the shape of Mount Fuji with a design of horses and deer, Ming dynasty, ca. 1620–30, China, Porcelain with underglaze blue over white slip (Jingdezhen ware (2010.206)
Dish of Apples, ca. 1875–77, Paul Cézanne (French), Oil on canvas (1997.60.1)
Dish, 1664–65, Anthony Ficketts (English), Silver gilt (68.141.79)
The Dissolute Household, ca. 1663–64, Jan Steen (Dutch), Oil on canvas (1982.60.31)
Divan Japonais, 1892–93, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in four colors on wove paper (58.621.17)
Double-Tiered Vessel (Mukeke), first half of 20th century, Zambia; Lozi peoples, Wood (1978.412.344a–d)
Entrée dish and cover, ca. 1837, Bailey & Kitchen Company (American), Silver (2003.382a-c)
Ewer and plateau, 1901, Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, Silver (1974.214.26a,b)
Ewer with dancing females within arcades, 6th century; Sasanian style, Iran, Silver, mercury gilding (67.10a,b)
Ewer, ca. 1825, Thomas Fletcher (American), Philadelphia, Silver (2007.25)
Falconer's Bag, 1695, Jan Weenix (Dutch), Oil on canvas (50.55)
The Feast of Acheloüs, ca. 1615, Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish); and Jan Brueghel the Elder (Flemish), Oil on wood (45.141)
The Feast of Sada: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.2)
Feeding Bowl, 1690, Hungarian, Transylvania, Silver-gilt (2010.110.40)
Figure of Pulcinella, ca. 1755–65, Italian or Spanish; Capodimonte or Buen Retiro, Soft-paste porcelain (50.211.264)
"Fire of London" and "Plague" tankard, 1673–74, The Master I.N. (English), Silver (1987.54)
Fork and spoon, 1683–84, French; Paris, Gilt silver (48.187.214,.215)
Fragment of a Wall Hanging, Coptic (Byzantine Egypt), 4th–6th century, Wool and linen (2011.363)
Furniture attachment, 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Roman, Bronze (23.160.79)
Furniture attachment, 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Roman, Bronze (27.253.1)
The Genius of Castiglione, ca. 1645–47, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto) (Italian); published in 1648 by Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (Italian); dedicated to Matthys van de Merwede, lord of Clootwyck (Dutch), Italian Etching (17.50.17-36)
Girl with Cherries, ca. 1491–95, Attributed to Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis (Italian, Milanese) but possibly by Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio (Italian, Milanese), Oil on wood 91.26.5
Glass bottle shaped like a bunch of grapes, Late Imperial, 3rd century A.D., Roman, Glass, blown in a three-part mold (X.21.190)
Handle of a hydria, early 6th century B.C., Greek, Bronze (06.1093)
Hesperides, sive, De Malorum Aureorum cultura et usu Libri Quatuor (opposite page 342), 1646, Written by Giovanni Battista Ferrari (Italian), Published by Sumptibus Hermanni Scheus, Designed by Guido Reni (Italian), Printed by Johann Friedrich Greuter (German, active Rome), Etching and engraving (67.828)
The Holy Family, ca. 1512–13, Joos van Cleve (Netherlandish), Oil on wood (32.100.57)
Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Painted red pottery (86.1.10)
Jug, ca. 220–250, Roman, Terracotta (74.51.383)
Just Moved, 1870, Henry Mosler (American), Oil on canvas (62.80)
Kalyx krater with reliefs of maidens and dancing maenads, 1st century A.D.; Julio-Claudian, Roman, Marble (23.184)
The Kitchen Maid, ca. 1780, Charles François Adrien Macret (French), after Gerrit Dou (Dutch), Engraving (17.3.1771)
Kitchen Scene, 1620s, Peter Wtewael (Dutch), Oil on canvas (06.288)
A Kitchen, ca. 1643, Hendrick Sorgh (Dutch), Oil on wood (89.15.7)
Kylix, ca. 480 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Dokimasia Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (06.1021.188)
Kylix, ca. 500 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (1986.322.1)
Kylix–Type B, ca. 500 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Ashby Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (1993.11.5)
Ladle, 20th century (before 1960), Zlan of Belewale, Dan peoples; Liberia or Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment (1979.206.254)
Leys jar with peanut plant, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period, late 15th century, China, Porcelain painted in underglaze blue (1986.208.1)
Lidded Bowl (Kotue), late 18th–early 19th century, 'Enana (Marquesan) people, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Wood (1986.476.4a,b)
Lidded Saltcellar, 15th–16th century, Sierra Leone; Sapi-Portuguese, Ivory (1991.435a,b)
Lime Container (poporo), 1st–7th century, Colombia; Quimbaya, Cast gold (1991.419.22)
Liu Chen and Ruan Zhao Entering the Tiantai Mountains, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), Zhao Cangyun (Chinese), Handscroll: ink on paper (2005.494.1)
Loving cup with cover, 1742–43, Paul Lamerie (English), Silver gilt (25.15.58ab)
Madonna and Child, ca. 1480, Carlo Crivelli (Italian), Tempera and gold on wood (49.7.5)
Madonna and Child, ca. 1485, Filippino Lippi (Italian, Florentine), Tempera, oil, and gold on wood (49.7.10)
Madonna and Child, probably late 1480s, Giovanni Bellini (Italian, Venetian), Oil on wood (08.183.1)
A Maid Asleep, ca. 1656–57, Johannes Vermeer (Dutch), Oil on canvas (14.40.611)
The Marriage Feast at Cana, ca. 1498–1500, Juan de Flandes (Netherlandish), Oil on panel (1982.60.20)
Merry Company on a Terrace, ca. 1673–75, Jan Steen (Dutch), Oil on canvas (58.89)
Merrymakers at Shrovetide, ca. 1616–17, Frans Hals (Dutch), Oil on canvas (14.40.605)
Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, ca. 1545–50, Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas (13.75)
Modiolus (drinking cup), ca. 5–40 A.D.; Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian, Roman, Terracotta; Arretine ware (17.194.896)
Modiolus (one-handled drinking cup), 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian or Flavian
Roman, Glass; free-blown (29.100.71)
Mosaic ribbed bowl, 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian, Roman, Glass; cast and tooled (17.194.561)
Mug, 1700–1725, Koenraet Ten Eyck (American), Albany, New York, Silver (27.85.9)
Needles, hooks, and harpoon, Final Jomon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.), Japan, Bone (1975.268.327, 337, 341, 343, 345)
Netsuke: Ashinaga and Tenaga, 18th century, Japanese, Wood (10.211.2348)
Netsuke: Chestnut burr wrapped in leaves, 19th century, Japanese, Porcelain (91.1.213)
The New Bonnet, 1858, Francis William Edmonds (American), Oil on canvas (1975.27.1)
The New Bonnet, 1876, Eastman Johnson (American), Oil on academy board (25.110.11)
Night Rain at the Double-Shelf Stand, from the series Eight Parlor Views (Zashiki hakkei), Edo period, ca. 1766, Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese), Polychrome woodblock print; ink, color on paper (JP698)
One-handled kantharos, ca. 500 B.C.; Archaic, Attributed to the Class of the One-Handled Kantharoi, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (63.11.4)
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)
Pair of beakers, ca. 1719, Moody Russell (American), Barnstable, Massachusetts, Silver (28.131.1,.2)
Pair of canns, 1783, Paul Revere, Jr. (American), Silver (58.3.5-.6)
Pair of fruit dishes, 1766–67, Thomas Heming (English, Silver gilt (49.7.92,93)
Pair of sauceboats, 1815–20, Anthony Rasch (American, born Germany), Silver (59.152.1-.2)
Pair of tea caddies, 1790–91, John Scofield (English), Silver (66.158.8ab)

Spoon for a tea caddy set, 1787–88, Samuel Godbehere (English) and Edward Wigan (English), Silver (66.158.8c)
Pair of wine coolers, marked 1781, Ignaz Josef Würth (Austrian), Austria (Vienna), Silver (2002.265.1a,b,.2a)
Palace Banquet, Five Dynasties (907–60) or Northern Song (960–1127) dynasty, 10th–11th centuries, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, (2010.473)
Palace Banquet, Unidentified Artist (10th century), Chinese, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (L.1997.24.2)
Papyrus letter in Greek, Late Imperial Period, early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Egyptian; from Egypt, Papyrus (25.8)
Partial coffee service ("Déjeuner Culture et Récolte du Cacao"), 1836, Sèvres Manufactory (French); Decorated by Jean-Charles Develly (French), Hard-paste porcelain (1986.281.1ab–4)
Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace, 1885, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch), Oil on canvas (1984.393)
Pickle stand, 1770–72, Made by Bonnin and Morris (Philadelphia), American, Porcelain (1990.19)
Picnic basket, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Zitan wood with metal corner mounts, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and semiprecious stones (1977.262a-g)
Plate, ca. 1784–85, Chinese for the American market, Hard paste (17.73)
Plate, ca. 1820, Puebla, Tin-enameled earthenware (18.36)
Plate, mid-2nd century A.D.; Mid-Imperial
Signed by Sabinianus, Roman, Terracotta; East Gaulish terra sigillata ware (17.194.867)
Plateau, 1790–95, Benjamin Halsted (American), New York, Silver, copper, glass (2007.471.1)
Pomegranate, Classical, 5th–4th century B.C., Greek, Terracotta (24.97.110)
Pomegranates and Other Fruit in a Landscape Abraham Brueghel (Flemish), Oil on canvas (71.118)
Psykter with lid and two swinging handles, late 6th century B.C., Greek, Bronze (60.11.3a,b)
Psykter, ca. 520–510 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to Oltos, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (10.210.18)
Punch bowl, 1901, Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, Silver (1974.214.27)
Punch bowl, ca. 1750, Adrian Bancker (American), New York City, Silver (48.15)
Punch bowl, ca. 1751, New York City, Silver (50.161)
Punchbowl, ca. 1786–90, Chinese, Hard paste (1984.449)
Rectangular tray with Daoist Immortals, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; basketry sides (2006.238)
Red Stripe Kitchen, 1967–72, printed early 1990s, Martha Rosler (American), Chromogenic print (2002.393)
Relief fragment depicting athletic prizes, mid-Imperial, Antonine, 2nd century A.D., Roman, Marble (59.11.19)
Relief of a dancing maenad, ca. 27 B.C.–14 A.D.; Augustan, Roman copy of a Greek relief attributed to Kallimachos, ca. 425–400 B.C., Pentelic marble (35.11.3)
Relief of Ramesses I, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, ca. 1295–1294 B.C., Egyptian, Limestone, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1911 (11.155.3a)
Relief: two servants bearing food and drink, 358–338 B.C.; Achaemenid period, reign of Artaxerxes III, Excavated at Persepolis, southwestern Iran, Limestone (34.158)
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Gilded silver (1979.447)
Ritual food container (dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 4th century B.C., China, Bronze inlaid with composition of bone black and lacquer (2006.117a,b)
Scyphos (drinking cup), 15 B.C.–60 A.D., Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian, Signed by Perennius Tigranus, as owner, Roman, Terracotta; Arretine ware (17.194.894)
Seated Musician, Tang dynasty (618–906), China, Marble (2006.156)
Shoulao, God of Longevity, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662–1722), China, Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels (14.40.212)
The Siesta, ca. 1892–94, Paul Gauguin (French), Oil on canvas (1993.400.3)
Simpulum (ladle), 2nd century A.D.; Mid-Imperial, Roman, Bronze (1988.11.1)
Skyphos (deep drinking cup), Classical, black-figure, mid-4th century B.C., Greek, Boeotian, Closely related to the Vine Tendril Group, Terracotta (1971.11.1)
Skyphos (drinking cup), 6th century B.C., Greek, Lydian, Terracotta (16.75.14)
Soup Bowl with Handles (Sopera con asas), ca. 1840, Puebla, Tin-enameled earthenware (11.87.51)

Large Bowl, ca. 1840, Puebla, Tin-enameled earthenware (11.87.54)

Footed Bowl with Heads, ca. 1845, Puebla, Tin-enameled earthenware (11.87.55)
Spice Canister, 1681, Hungarian, possibly Fogaras, Silver-gilt, enamel (2010.110.39a, b)
Spoon, Julio-Claudian, first half of 1st century A.D., Roman, Rock crystal and silver (2000.1)
Stamnos with lid, ca. 450 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Menelaos Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (06.1021.178)
Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, ca. 1890, Paul Cézanne (French), Oil on canvas (51.112.1)
[Still Life with Fruit], 1860, Roger Fenton (British), Albumen silver print from glass negative (2005.100.15)
Still Life with Fruit, Glassware, and a Wan-li Bowl, 1659, Willem Kalf (Dutch), Oil on canvas (53.111)
Still Life with Jar, Cup, and Apples, ca. 1877, Paul Cézanne (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.66)
Still Life with Lobster and Fruit, 1650s, Abraham van Beyeren (Dutch), Oil on wood (1971.254)
Still Life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza, and Glassware, 1635, Willem Claesz Heda (Dutch), Oil on wood (2005.331.4)
Still Life with Peaches, 1881, August Renoir (French), Oil on canvas (61.101.12)
Still Life with Teapot and Fruit, 1896, Paul Gauguin (French), Oil on canvas (1997.391.2)
Still Life, Georg Flegel (German), Oil on wood (21.152.1)
Still Life: A Banqueting Scene, 1670s, Jan Davidsz de Heem (Dutch), Oil on canvas (12.195)
Still Life: Fish, by 1908, William Merritt Chase (American), Oil on canvas (08.139.2)
The Story of Esther, 1460–70, Marco del Buono Giamberti (Italian, Florentine); Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (Italian, Florentine), Tempera and gold on wood (18.117.2)
Strainer, late Dynasty XIX–Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1188–712 B.C.), From Bubastis, Gold (30.8.369)
Sugar bowl, 1760–75, John Bayly (American), Silver (39.23a,b)
Sugar bowl, 1790–1800, Paul Revere, Jr. (American), Silver (33.120.546a,b)

Creamer, 1790–1800, Paul Revere, Jr. (American), Silver (33.120.547)
Summer and autumn fruits tiered box (jubako), Edo–Meiji periods, ca. 1860–90, Shibata Zeshin (Japanese), Lacquer with maki-e (2010.143a–g)
The Supper at Emmaus, 1622–23, Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish), Oil on canvas (14.40.631)
Tables for Ladies, 1930, Edward Hopper (American), Oil on canvas (31.62)
Talking It Over, 1872, Enoch Wood Perry (American), Oil on canvas (1980.361)
Tankard, 1700–1710, Gerrit Onckelbag (American), Silver (33.120.517)
Tankard, 1705–25, Simeon Soumaine (American), New York City, Silver (27.85.1)
Tankard, ca. 1700, By Johann Berend (Livonian), Silver, partly gilt (32.75.84)
Tankard, ca. 1715, John Coney (American), Boston, Silver (33.120.503)
Tankard, ca. 1795, Paul Revere, Jr. (American), Silver (33.120.507)
Tea and coffee service, 1850, John Chandler Moore (American), maker of service; James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England (British), maker of tray; Ball, Tompkins & Black (American), retailer, Silver (69.141.1-4)
Tea bowl, ca. 1575, Tanaka Chôjirô (?), (Japanese), Japan, Rough clay covered with a dull black glaze; three spur marks of iron supports (Raku ware) (17.118.74)
Tea caddy (seitaka), Edo period, Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese), Stoneware with red, brown, and black glazes (36.120.559a–f)
Tea Leaves, 1909, William McGregor Paxton (American), Oil on canvas (10.64.8)
Tea service, ca. 1888, Tiffany & Company (American), Silver, silver-gilt, enamel, ivory (97.1.1-4)
Tea service, ca. 1910, Josef Hoffmann (Austrian), Silver, ebony, amethyst, carnelian (2000.278.1–.9)
Tea tray and urn, 1799, John McMullin (American), Philadelphia, Silver, ivory (2009.420.1,2)
Teapot, 1733, Kenneth McKenzie (Scottish), Silver, wood (68.141.88)

Hot milk jug, 1727–28, James Ker (Scottish), Silver (1983.224)

Sugar bowl, 1727–28, James Tait (Scottish), Silver (1983.133ab)
Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century, Safavid, Iran, Silk; lampas (08.109.3)
Tile with persea fruit and leaves, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian; from Middle Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten), inc. el-Hagg Qandil, Royal Palace of Akhenaten, Petrie 1891–92, Polychrome faience (26.7.942)
Tivoli Hoard, mid-1st century B.C.; Late Republican, Roman; Italy, said to have been found at Tivoli or Boscoreale, Silver (20.49.2–.12)
Toddy jug with portrait of George Washington, ca. 1800–1820, Chinese for the American market, Porcelain (34.74a,b)
Tray (plateau), 1813, Sèvres Manufactory (French); Decorator (figural): Étienne Charles Le Guay (French); Decorator (ornamental): Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (or Sinsson) (French), Hard-paste porcelain (56.29.1-8)
Tureen with Cover, 1770–80, Chinese, Hard-paste porcelain decorated in enamel colors and gilt (51.86.28a,b)
Tureen with stand from the Orloff Service, 1770–71, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (Flemish), French; Paris, Silver (33.165.2a-c)
Tureen, 1757–59, Marked by Edme-Pierre Balzac (French), French; Paris, Silver (48.187.418a-c)
Tureen, 1794–1814, Maker: Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French); Designer: Charles Percier (French); Designer: Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (French), Silver gilt (34.17.1a-c)
Two scallop-shell dishes from the Orloff Service, 1772–73, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (Flemish), French; Paris, Silver (48.187.386,.387)
Two-handled bowl, 1700–1710, Cornelius Kierstede (American), Made in Mid-Atlantic, New York, Silver (38.63)
Two-handled bowl, ca. 1690, Jacob Boelen (American), New York City, Silver (24.105)
Two-handled covered loving cup, ca. 1680, English, Silver over silver gilt (68.141.281ab)
Ulysses at the Table of Circe: Plate 16 of The Odyssey of Homer Engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman R.A., 1805, John Flaxman (British), Printmaker: James Parker (British), London, England, Etching (1977.595.53)
Vase with peaches, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, 18th century, China, Porcelain with overglaze enamels (17.120.194)
Vegetarian Vegetable from Campbell's Soup II, 1969, Andy Warhol (American), Screenprint (1972.724.3)
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a stag, 14th–13th century B.C.; Hittite Empire period, Central Anatolia, Silver, gold (1989.281.10)
Vessel with cover and liner, ca. 1735–40, Austrian; Vienna, du Paquier period, Hard-paste porcelain (64.101.269a-d)
The Vine, 1921; revised 1923; this cast, 1924, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American), Bronze (27.66)
Virgin and Child, ca. 1525, Joos van Cleve (Netherlandish) and a collaborator, Oil on wood (1982.60.47)
Volute-krater, ca. 515 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Karkinos Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (21.88.74)
Votive offering, New Kingdom, second half of Dynasty 18, ca. 1400–1295 B.C., Egyptian, Wood with remains of black pigment (2006.16)
A Waitress at Duval's Restaurant, ca. 1875, Auguste Renoir (French), Oil on canvas (61.101.14)
Wine cistern, 1709–10, Lewis Mettayer (English), Silver (68.141.132)
Wine cup on a high foot (tazza), 1599, English, Silver gilt (68.141.104)
Wine cup, ca. 1660, John Hull (American); Robert Sanderson Sr. (American), Boston, Silver (L.2008.22)
Wine cup, ca. 1740, Samuel Edwards (American), Boston, Silver (33.120.230a)
Wine Dipper, 200–300, Roman; Made in Gaul, found in Leyris, southern France, Silver (47.100.29)
Wine Jug, ca. 1780, Simon Petrus Conrand, Silver, parcel-gilt (2010.110.62a, b)
A Woman Cooking, ca. 1648–50, Geertruyt Roghman (Dutch), Engraving (56.550.4)
A Woman Seated at a Window, ca. 1660,Gabriël Metsu (Dutch), Oil on wood (1982.60.32)
Young Husband: First Marketing, 1854, Lilly Martin Spencer (American), Oil on canvas, Private collection, Promised Gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A Young Woman Chopping Onions, 1724, Louis Surugue (French), after Gerrit Dou (Dutch), Engraving (24.63.1656)
Young Woman Peeling Apples, ca. 1655, Nicolaes Maes (Dutch), Oil on wood (14.40.612)
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662, Johannes Vermeer (Dutch), Oil on canvas (89.15.21)

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