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Works of Art (9)

Steelyard Weight with a Bust of a Byzantine Princess, 400–450, Early Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire), Copper alloy, lead (1980.416ab)
Elephant Clock: Leaf from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari, Detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, 715 A.H. / 1315 A.D.; Mamluk, Abu’l Izz Ismacil al-Jazari, Author, Probably Syria, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.23)
Geometric Weights, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan peoples, Brass (1994.312.3,4)
Ingot with Hittite hieroglyphs, 15th–13th century B.C.; Hittite period, Central Anatolia, Silver (1989.281.16)
Navigational Chart (Rebbilib), 19th–early 20th century, Marshallese people, Marshall Islands, Coconut midrib, fiber (1978.412.826)
Shears, 18th–19th century, Turkey, Steel, bronze, gold (67.55.127)
Weight: Elephant, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Brass (1978.412.407)

Weight: Bird with Body in Knot, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.17)

Weight: Bird Claw, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Brass (1979.206.182)
Weight: Sword, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.7)

Weight: Fly Whisk, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.8)

Weight: Amulet, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.10)
Woman's Valuable (Tolúk), late 19th–early 20th century, Belauan people, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands, Turtle shell (1978.412.756)