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Works of Art (463)

The Abduction of Rebecca, 1846, Eugène Delacroix (French), Oil on canvas (03.30)
Academy of Baccio Bandinelli, 1550, Enea Vico (Italian), Engraving (17.50.16–35)
Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1520, Attributed to Master of James IV of Scotland, Ink and tempera on vellum (48.149.15)
The Adoration of the Magi, possibly ca. 1320, Giotto di Bondone (Italian, Florentine), Tempera on wood, gold ground (11.126.1)
The Adoration of the Shepherds, ca. 1500, Francesco Marmitta (Italian), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1975.1.2491)
[Aesopus moralitus] Vita, Fabulae (The Moralized Aesop; Life, Fables): Folio 4v, Author: Aesop, Translator and editor: Francesco del Tuppo, Naples: Francesco del Tuppo, February 13, 1485, Printed book with woodcut (or metalcut?) illustrations (31.62.9)
Aglauros's Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse, from the Story of Mercury and Herse, designed ca. 1540, woven ca. 1570, Workshop of Willem de Pannemaker (Flemish), Made/manufactured: Brussels, Southern Netherlands, Wool, silk, silver (41.190.135)
Album leaf with a Shici invocation, 17th century, India (Deccan or Kashmir), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1986.109.2)
Alexander Visits the Sage Plato in His Mountain Cave: Folio from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, Mughal period (1526–1858), 1597–98, Attributed to Basawan, India, Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; margins: gold on dyed paper (13.228.30)
All Saints in an Initial E: Cutting from an Antiphonary, ca. 1430–40, Osservanza Master (Italian), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1975.1.2484)
Allegory of Worldly and Otherworldly Drunkenness: Folio from the Divan (Collected Poems) of Hafiz, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1531–33, Sultan Muhammad (Iranian, active first half of 16th century), Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper (1988.430)
Amorini Celebrate the Rape of Proserpina, 1805–12, Francesco Rosaspina (Italian), after an oil painting by Francesco Albani (Italian), Engraving and etching (45.78.123)
Amphoriskos (flask) in the form of a bird-man, late 5th century B.C.; Classical, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (1999.68)
And There's Nothing to Be Done (Y no hai remedio), 1810–23, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish), Etching, drypoint, burin, and burnisher (32.62.17)
Andromache and Astyanax, 1814–24, Pierre Paul Prud'hon (French), completed by Charles Boulanger de Boisfrémont (French), Oil on canvas (25.100.14)
Andromache and Astyanax, ca. 1798, Pierre Paul Prud'hon (French), Pen and gray ink with brush and brown wash over traces of black chalk (1999.348)
The Angel Surush Rescues Khusrau Parviz: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1530–35, Attributed to Muzaffar cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.73)
The Annunciation from a Book of Hours, ca. 1485–90, France (Tours), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (2004.564)
Apulegio volgare (Apuleius in the Vernacular): Signature E2v, Author: Lucius Apuleius, Translator: Matteo Maria Boiardo, Venice: Nicolo daristotele da Ferrara & Vincenzo de Polo da Venetia, 1519, 2d ed. (1st ed., 1518), Printed book with woodcut illustrations (56.608.1)
Armorial Plate (Tondino), ca. 1520–25 (or 1519?), Nicola da Urbino (Italian), Majolica (1975.1.1019)
Arrangement in Black, No. 3: Sir Henry Irving as Philip II of Spain, 1876; reworked 1885, James McNeill Whistler (American), Oil on canvas (10.86)
Assumption of the Virgin in an Initial A: Cutting from an Antiphonary, ca. 1470–80, Cosmè Tura (Italian, Ferrarese), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (11.50.1)
Assumption of the Virgin in an Initial V, ca. 1340, Leaf from an antiphonary, Niccolò di ser Sozzo (Italian), Italian (Siena), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (96.32.12)
Autograph quilt, ca. 1856–63, Adeline Harris Sears (American), Rhode Island, Silk with inked signatures (1996.4)
Bahram Gur Hunting with Azada: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings), 1352, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.32)
"Bahram Gur in the Green Palace on Monday", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, dated 1524–25; Safavid, Afghanistan (Herat), Colors, gold, and silver on paper (13.228.7.10)
Bahram Gur Pins the Coupling Onagers: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mir Sayyid cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.62)
Balzac Toward the Light, Midnight, 1908, Edward J. Steichen (American, born Luxembourg), Direct carbon print (33.43.38)
Balzac, The Silhouette—4 a.m., 1908, Edward J. Steichen (American, born Luxembourg), Gum bichromate print (33.43.36)
Basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1774, China, Nephrite (jade) (02.18.689)
The Beggard Who Professed His Love for a Prince: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din 'Attar, Timurid period (1370–1507), dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487, Present-day Afghanistan, Herat, Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.28)
Belles Heures of Jean of France, Duke of Berry, 1405–1408/9, Herman, Paul, and Jean Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish), French; Made in Paris, Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum (54.1.1)

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), 18th century (1778), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble (72.6)
The Besotted Iranian Camp Attacked by Night: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi (active ca. 1525–65), directed by Aqa Mirak (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.36)
Bible, ca. 1250–1275, French; Paris, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment; leather binding (1997.320)
Bifolium from an antiphonary: Christ in Majesty in an Initial A, ca. 1405, Bohemian, Prague, Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment (2013.38)
Bifolium from the "Nurse's Qur'an" (Mashaf al-Hadina), 410 A.H. / 1019–20 A.D., Tunisia, probably Qairawan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment (2007.191)
Bifolium, from a Manuscript of the Decretals of Gratian, ca. 1290, French; Paris, Tempera and gold leaf with brown ink on parchment (1990.217)
Binding for a Qur'an, late 16th century, Iran, Leather binding, stamped, cut, and gilt with turquoise insets (56.222)
Binding: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Tooled and stamped leather on paper, gold, opaque watercolor (63.210.67)
Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru, ca. 1095, Huang Tingjian (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on paper (1989.363.4)
Bizhan Forces Farud to Retire into His Fort: Page from a dispersed manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1430–35; Sultanate, India, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (20.120.247)
Blind Homer Led by the Genius of Poetry, 1851, Edward Sheffield Bartholomew (American), Marble (1996.74)
Bohemia Lies by the Sea, 1996, Anselm Kiefer (German), Oil, emulsion, shellac, charcoal, and powdered paint on burlap (1997.4a,b)
Book cover for A House in Bloomsbury, 1896, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant (Scottish); publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, Tan cloth covered boards with black and gold decoration (56.522.76)
Book cover for Agapida Edition Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Author's Revised Edition (in two volumes), 1893, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Washington Irving (American); publisher: The Knickerbocker Press, New York, and G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, Cream cloth covered boards with gold decoration (56.522.55)
Book cover for California and Alaska, and Over the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1890, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: William Seward Webb (American); publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, Dark brown leather over boards with gold stamping (56.522.104)
Book cover for Dariel: A Romance of Surrey, 1897, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Richard Doddridge Blackmore (English); illustrator: Christopher Hammond; publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, Deep red cloth over boards with green and gold decoration(56.522.94)
Book cover for House and Hearth, 1891,Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (American); publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, Beige cloth covered boards with light and dark brown and gold decoration (56.522.50)
Book cover for Marse Chan: A Tale Of Old Virginia, 1892, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Thomas Nelson Page (American); illustrator: William Thomas Smedley (American); publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Cream cloth covered boards with dark green and gold decoration (56.522.79)
Book cover for Seth's Brother's Wife: A Study of Life in the Greater New York, 1887, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Harold Frederic (Anglo-American); publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Gold cloth over boards with brown and gold decoration (56.522.74)
Book cover for Strolls by Starlight and Sunshine, 1891, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author and illustrator: William Hamilton Gibson (American); publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York, Green cloth over boards with gold decoration (56.522.98)
Book cover for Summer Holidays: Travelling Notes in Europe, 1889, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Theodore Child (American); publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York, Beige cloth covered boards with brown and green decoration (56.522.48)
Book cover for Tales of Two Countries, from the Odd Number Series, 1891, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Alexander Lange Kielland (Norwegian); publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York, Dark blue cloth covered boards with silver and gold decoration (56.522.62)
Book cover for The Alhambra: Darro Edition; Author's Revised Edition (in two volumes), 1892, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Washington Irving (American); publisher: The Knickerbocker Press, New York; binder: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, Cream cloth covered boards with gold, green and blue decoration (56.522.56)
Book cover for The Chatelaine of La Trinité, 1892, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Henry Blake Fuller (American); publisher: The Century Co., New York, Gray-green cloth covered boards with orange, silver and gold decoration (56.522.72)
Book cover for The Majesty of Man: A Novel, 1896, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: "Alien" [Mrs. L. A. Baker]; publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, Pale green cloth covered boards with dark green and gold decoration (56.522.95)
Book cover for The Wrecker, 1892, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); authors: Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish) and Lloyd Osborne (American); illustrators: William Hole and Willard Leroy Metcalf; publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Light rust cloth covered boards with dark and light green and gold decoration (56.522.67)
Book cover for Two Years in the French West Indies, 1890, Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Lafcadio Hearn (Greek); publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York, Green cloth covered boards with gold, orange and green decoration (56.522.52)
Book cover with Christian themes, Zand (1751–94) or Qajar (1779–1925) period, 18th century, Iran, Pasteboard, painted and lacquered (34.23)
Book Cover, 1343, Italian; Siena, Tempera on wood (10.203.3)
Book of Prayers, Sura Yasin and Surat al-Fath, dated A.H. 1132/A.D. 1719–20, Calligraphy: Ahmad Nairizi (Persian), Illumination: Attributed to Muhammad Hadi, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper; lacquer binding (2003.239)
Bookstand, 1839, Designer: Charles-Auguste Questel (French); Maker: Georges-Alphonse Jacob Desmalter (French), France; Paris, Oak, maple, ebony, ebony veneer, ebonized maple, snakewood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silk velvet, gilt bronze, and brass (2006.518)
Brünnhilde Sleeps, 1980, Anselm Kiefer (German), Acrylic and gouache on photograph (1995.14.30)
Bust of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), after a model of 1778, After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French), Plaster, painted to imitate terracotta (08.89.2a)
Bust of Patroclus, 1843, William Henry Fox Talbot (British), Salted paper print from paper negative (1988.1159)
Bust of Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet, 1694–1778), 18th century (1778), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble (1972.61)
Bust of Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet, 1694–1778), after a model of 1778, After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French, Plaster, painted to imitate terracotta (08.89.1a)
Buzurgmihr Masters the Game of Chess: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Iran or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (34.24.1)
Calligraphic Galleon, Ottoman period, A.H. 1180/1766–67 A.D., Calligrapher: Abdu'l Qadir Hisari, Turkey, Ink and gold on paper (2003.241)
Calligraphy of "Maple Bridge Night Mooring" by Zhang Zhi, Edo period, ca. 1770, Ike Taiga, Two-panel folding screen: ink on paper (2008.66)
Case (étui) with an amorous inscription, 1450–1500, Italy, Leather (cuir bouilli) over a wooden core, red cord (50.53.1)
The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Nantes, Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Plate III of Les cathédrales de France, published in an edition of 50 (Paris, 1914) (126.6/R61)
Cento favole morali (One Hundred Moral Tales): The Crow and the Serpent (page 35), Author and illustrator: Giovanni Maria Verdizotti, Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1570, Printed book with woodcut illustrations (48.165)
Chair strip with auspicious patterns (one of a pair), Qing dynasty, 18th century, China, Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread (65.210.1)
The Challenge of the Pierides, ca. 1600(?), Karel van Mander I (Netherlandish), Pen and brown ink, brown wash (2007.406)
Chariot Mount with Three Figures, 300–500, Late Roman or Byzantine; Probably made in Gaul, Copper alloy (47.100.42)
Charles Baudelaire, ca. 1863, Étienne Carjat (French), Woodburytype (64.677.4)
Christ and the Adulteress, mid-1540s, Lucas Cranach the Elder (German), Oil on wood (1982.60.35)
Cinerary urn with lid, ca. 500 B.C.; Archaic, Etruscan, Campanian, Bronze (40.11.3a,b)
Classic of Filial Piety, Northern Song dynasty, ca. 1085, Li Gonglin (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on silk (1996.479)
Clytie, 1869–70; this carving, 1872, William Henry Rinehart (American), Marble (11.68.1)
The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper (63.210.11)
Coptic Manuscript, 700–900, Coptic; Possibly from the Kasr Deir es Surian (Castle of the Monastery of the Syrians), Wadi an-Natrun, Egypt; Written and illustrated in Egypt, Ink and colored inks on parchment (19.196.5)
Coptic Manuscript, Coptic; Possibly from the Dayr al-Suriyan (Monastery of the Syrians), Wadi an-Natrun, Egypt; Written and illustrated in Egypt; Written in Coptic, with Arabic in the margins, in black and red, Paper (19.196.3)
Couplet, dated 1867, Zhao Zhiqian (Chinese), Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper (2000.345.1,2)
Cover for a Buddhist manuscript, 12th century, Nepal, Ink and color on wood (1984.479.1b)
Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, 1445, Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Sienese), Tempera on panel (1975.1.31)
The Crusaders Reach Jerusalem: Scenes from the Gerusalemme Liberata , 1732–39, Domenico Paradisi; Woven at the San Michele manufactory in Rome under Pietro Ferloni, Italian, Wool and silk (92.1.15)
Curtained screen (kicho) and utensils for the incense ceremony, Edo period, 19th century, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2003)
De gli habiti antichi et moderni di diverse parti del mondo libri due . . . (Of Ancient and Modern Dress of Diverse Parts of the World in Two Books . . .), 1590, Cesare Vecellio (Italian, 1521–1601), Published Venice: Damiano Zenaro, Printed book with woodcuts by Christoph Krieger (Cristoforo Guerra) (21.36.146)
De topographia Constantinopoleos by Pierre Gilles, 1561, Lyon, Printed book (551.3 G41)
The Dead Christ with Angels, 1864, Édouard Manet (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.51)
The Death of Socrates, 1787, Jacques Louis David (French), Oil on canvas (31.45)
Descent from the Cross: Cutting from a Missal, ca. 1475–76, Girolamo da Cremona (Italian), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment, laid down on wood (49.7.8)
Design for a ring watch, 1561, Pierre II Woeiriot (French), Engraving (26.57.50)
Devananda's Fourteen Auspicious Dreams Foretelling the Birth of Mahavira: Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript, ca. 1465, India (Gujarat, Jaunpur), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (1992.359)
Devil's Canyon, Geysers, Looking Down, 1868–70, Carleton E. Watkins (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative (1989.1082)
Diana and Actaeon, ca. 1590, Bartholomeus Spranger (Netherlandish), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, white heightening, over traces of black chalk (1997.93)
Dirty Bride, or, The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa, ca. 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish), Pen and black-brown ink on white-prepared partially carved block of applewood (32.63)
The Div Akvan Throws Rustam into the Sea: Folio 158v of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1660s, Signed by Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1630–97), Iran, probably Isfahan, Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper (1974.290.43)
Document box with a scene from the "Butterflies" chapter of The Tale of Genji, Meiji period (1868–1912), early 20th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji and gold ground (1981.243.1a–f)
Double page from a Divan (Anthology) of Sultan Husain Baiqara, 1500; Timurid, Calligraphy by Sultan cAli Mashhadi, Afghanistan (Herat), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1982.120.1)
Double-Sided Gospel Leaf, first half of 14th century, Ethiopia; Tigray region, Tempera on parchment (2006.100)
The Dream of Aeneas, ca. 1663–66, Salvator Rosa (Italian, Neapolitan), Oil on canvas (65.118)
The Drowning Man: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid, Iran (Herat), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.44r)
Edward James in Front of On the Threshold of Liberty, 1937, Réné Magritte (Belgian), Gelatin silver print (1987.1100.157)
Eight-Planked Bridge (Yatsuhashi), Ogata Korin (Japanese), Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on gilded paper (53.7.1-2)
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)
Elijah Boardman, 1789, Ralph Earl (American), Oil on canvas (1979.395)
The Emperor Aurangzeb Carried on a Palanquin, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1705–20, Bhavanidas (Indian, active ca. 1700–1748), India, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper (2003.430)
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1469?–1536), Hans Holbein the Younger (German), Oil on wood (1975.1.138)
Ernest Hemingway, 1957, Yousuf Karsh (Canadian, born Armenia), Gelatin silver print (1986.1098.12)
Eugène Pelletan, 1855–59, Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) (French), Salted paper print from glass negative (1991.1198)
Eurydice, ca. 1510–16, Attributed to Antonio Lombardo (Italian, Venetian), Marble (17.190.737)
Evangelists Mark and Luke, ca. 1220–30, France (Limoges), Gilt copper and glass (2010.70.1, 2)
Fables, 1802, Author: Jean de La Fontaine (French), Illustrator: Charles Percier (French), Publisher: Pierre Didot the Elder (French), Printed book with engraved headpiece illustrations (67.703)

The Fall of Phaeton: From the series The Metamorphoses, ca. 1588, Anonymous engraver, after Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish), Engraving (49.97.662)
The Fall of Phaeton: From the series The Metamorphoses, ca. 1588, Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish), Pen and red-brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white, indented for transfer (1992.376)
The Falls of Niagara, ca. 1825, Edward Hicks (American), Oil on canvas (62.256.3)
Falnama (The Book of Omens), Safavid period, 1550s, Iran, Qazvin, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (35.64.3)
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)
Feste nelle nozze del serenissimo Don Francesco Medici Gran Duca di Toscana; et della sereniss Sua consorte la sig. Bianca Cappello (Celebrations for the marriage of the Most Serene Don Francesco de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and His Most Serene Consort, Bianca Cappello), 1579, Raffaello Gualterotti (Italian, Florentine), Published Florence: Stamperia de' Giunti, Printed book with engravings by Accursio Baldi and Bastiano Marsili (31.34)
Final Study of the Monument to Balzac, modeled 1897, this bronze cast 1972, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (1984.364.15)
Fireflies over the Uji River by Moonlight, Meiji period, Suzuki Shonen (Japanese), Hanging scroll; ink, gold, and color on silk (1979.72)
The Fireside, ca. 1876–77, Edgar Degas (French), Monotype in black ink on white heavy laid paper (68.670)
Fisherman, Yuan dynasty, ca. 1350, Wu Zhen (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on paper (1989.363.33)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, 13th–14th century, Spain, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment (42.63)
Folio from the "Blue Qur'an,", second half of 9th–mid-10th century,Tunisia, probably Qairawan, Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment (2004.88)
Folio from the Kevorkian Album, ca. 1540, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (55.121.10.7v)
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)
Four Anecdotes from the Life of Wang Xizhi, ca. 1310, Zhao Mengfu (Chinese), Handscroll, ink on paper (1989.363.30)
Four Portraits: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1610–15, By Balchand, Daulat, Murad, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.29)
Fragment from a Qur’an manuscript, ca. 1400; Timurid, Calligraphy attributed to cUmar Aqtac, Central Asia (probably Samarqand), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1972.279)
Fragment of a military diploma, Mid-Imperial, Trajanic, 113/14 A.D., Roman, Bronze (23.160.52)
Fragment of an inscription, Classical, ca. 425–424 B.C., Greek, Attic, Marble (26.60.5)
Fragmentary seal impression from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Nile mud (09.184.260)

Fragmentary impression of the necropolis seal from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Black mud (09.184.261)

Seal impression attached to a fiber tie from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Mud, fiber (09.184.262)
From Oscar Wilde, 1974, Anselm Kiefer (German), Watercolor and gouache on paper (2000.96.3)
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)
Frontispiece: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, gold on paper (63.210)
Funeral of Isfandiyar: Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, ca. 1330–1335; Ilkhanid, Firdausi, Author, Tabriz, Iran, Ink and colors on paper (33.70)
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)
Garden of the Unsuccessful Politician, Ming dynasty, dated 1551, Wen Zhengming (Chinese), Album of eight paintings with facing pages of calligraphy; ink on paper (1979.458.1)
George Lippard, 1850–54, Unknown Artist, American School, Daguerreotype (2000.280)
Gertrude Stein, 1906, Pablo Picasso (Spanish), Oil on canvas (47.106),
The Glorification of Akbar: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), Attributed to Govardhan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.22)
The Golden Age, 1605, Joachim Wtewael (Netherlandish), Oil on copper (1993.333)
Gopis Beseech Krishna to Return Their Clothing: Page from the Dispersed "Isarda" Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu), ca. 1560–65, India, probably Delhi-Agra area, Ink and opaque watercolor on paper (1972.260)
The Great Abu Sa'ud Teaching Law: Folio from the Divan of Mahmud 'Abd al-Baqi, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (25.83.9)
The Groenendaal Passion, late 15th century, Twelve engravings by Israhel van Meckenem (German), two touched with gold; one hand-colored woodcut, Netherlandish School, 15th century; one hand-colored metalcut, Cologne School, 15th century; and 32 leaves of manuscript text in Dutch and Latin in brown ink with initials in red, bound in Netherlandish blind-stamped leather (2003.476)
Groom and Horse, dated 1296, Zhao Mengfu (Chinese), Handscroll, ink and color on paper (1988.135)
Guillaume Budé, ca. 1536, Jean Clouet (French), Tempera and oil on wood (46.68)
Gushtasp Slays the Rhino-Wolf: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40, Iran (probably Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1974.290.23v)
Gustave Flaubert Beholds His Beloved, 1966, Gerhard Richter (German), Gelatin silver print (2003.234)
Habiti delle donne venetiane (Costumes of Venetian Women), ca. 1591–1609, Giacomo Franco (Italian), Published Venice: Giacomo Franco, Printed book with engraved plates (34.68)
Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, Illustrated detached folios, ca. 1430; Timurid, Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganj), Author; Maulana Azhar, Calligrapher, Iranian; Made in Afghanistan, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (13.228.13)
Harmonies: Intérieurs de Ruhlmann Portfolio: Plate 12, 1924, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French); Jean Badovici (Romanian), Publisher: Éditions Albert Morancé (Paris), Collotype print (2003.608a–qq)
Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Gold Girl—Connie Gilchrist, ca. 1876–77, James McNeill Whistler (American), Oil on canvas (11.32)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1850s, Albert Sands Southworth (American); Josiah Johnson Hawes (American), Daguerreotype (37.14.40)
Head of Balzac, 1891, Auguste Rodin (French), Terracotta (12.11.1)
Hercules and Achelous in the Form of a Bull, ca. 1524–25, Giovanni (Gian) Jacopo (Giacomo) Caraglio (Italian, Veronese or Parmese), after Rosso Fiorentino (Italian, Florentine), Engraving (49.50.208)
Hiawatha's Friends, 1889, Frederic Remington (American), Oil on canvas (62.241.3)
Hizb (Litany) of An-Nawawi, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), dated A.H. 1152 / A.D. 1739, Turkey, Istanbul, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (1975.192.1)
Holy Virgins Greeted by Christ as They Enter the Gates of Paradise: Leaf from the Breviary of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York, ca. 1467–70, Simon Marmion (French), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1975.1.2477)
The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, ca. 1324–28, Jean Pucelle (French, active in Paris), Made in Paris, Grisaille and tempera on vellum (54.1.2)

The House of Bijapur: Album leaf, ca. 1680, Kamal Muhammad; Chand Muhammad, Attributed to India, Deccan, Bijapur, Ink, opaque colors, gold, and silver on paper (1982.213)
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Poliphilo's Dream about the Strife of Love), Author: Francesco Colonna, Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1499, Woodcut illustrations with printed text; bound volume (23.73.1)
I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, 1928, Charles Demuth (American), Oil on cardboard (49.59.1)
Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Benkei in the Fudō Myōō Pose (Fudō no mie), Edo period, ca. 1824, Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese); poems by Bunshirō Koimasu and Bunsaisha Fudemaru, Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper, Signed: Ōjū Kunisada ga (JP1251)
Illuminated pages from a dispersed Dharani manuscript, 14th–15th century, Tibet (Zhalu monastery), Inks and color on paper (1986.509.1a,b)
Illustrated Biography of Hōnen (Shūikotokūden-e), Kamakura period (1185–1333), ca. 1310–20, Japan, Section of a handscroll remounted as a hanging scroll (1980.221)
The Illustrated Legends of the Jin'ôji temple, Nanbokuchô period (1336–92), 14th century, Japan, Fragment of a handscroll; ink and color on paper (1975.268.36)
Illustrated Legends of the Kitano Shrine (Kitano Tenjin Engi), Kamakura period, 13th century, Unidentified artist, Japan, Handscroll; ink and color on paper (25.224a–e)
The Illustrated Life of Shinran (Shinran shônin eden), Edo period (1615–1868), 17th–18th century; Japan, Set of four hanging scrolls; ink, color, and gold on silk (2010.366a–d)
Illustrated manuscript of the Lotus Sutra, Goryeo dynasty, ca. 1340, Unidentified artist (late 14th century), Korea, Folding book, gold and silver on indigo-dyed mulberry paper; 106 pages (1994.207)
Imperial Library of the Louvre, 1856–57, Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia), Salted paper print from glass negative (1994.137)
In the Woods, 1855, Asher B. Durand (American), Oil on canvas (95.13.1)
Incipit Page to the Gospel of John, 1300–1310, From a gospel book attributed to the illuminator Sargis; scribe unknown, Armenian; Probably from Siwnik’, Noravank’, Vellum, pigments, and gold (38.171.2)
Initial A with Saint Dominic Saving the Church of Saint John Lateran, mid-15th century, From a Dominican gradual, Italian (Lombardy, possibly Cremona), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (31.134.5)
Initial A with Scenes of Easter, ca. 1320, From an Augustinian antiphonary, Nerius (Italian), Italian (Bologna), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (12.56.1)
Initial A with the Battle of the Maccabees, ca. 1360–70, Italy, probably Bologna, Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (23.21.4)
Initial B with King David in Prayer, ca. 1450, From a Benedictine psalter, Zanobi Strozzi (Italian), Italian (Florence), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (1975.1.2470)
Initial C with Saint Lawrence, ca. 1380–90, From a gradual, Don Simone Camaldolese (Italian), Italian (Florence), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (90.61.2)
Initial C with the Last Judgment, ca. 1406–7, From an antiphonary created for the Camaldolese monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence, Lorenzo Monaco (Piero di Giovanni) (Italian, Florentine), Italian (Florence), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (1975.1.2485)
Initial E with the Martyrdom of Saint Stephen, ca. 1394–1402, From a gradual created for the Carthusian monastery of the Holy Spirit at Farneta, near Lucca, Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna (Italian), Italian (Bologna), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (2007.236)
Initial G with the Birth of the Virgin, ca. 1375, From a gradual created for the Camaldolese monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence, Don Silvestro de' Gherarducci (Italian, Florentine), Italian (Florence), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (21.168)
Initial M with David in Prayer, 1501–2, From a psalter created for the Olivetan monastery of Santa Maria in Organo, Verona, Girolamo dai Libri (Italian Veronese), Italian (Verona), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (12.56.3)
Initial P with the Martyrdom of Saint Peter Martyr, second half of 13th century, From a Dominican antiphonary, Italian (Bologna), Tempera and ink on parchment (23.21.2)
Initial R, with the Annunciation, from a Gradual, ca. 1300, German; Probably made at the convent of Sankt Katharinenthal, Lake Constance, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1982.175)
Initial S with the Beheading of Saint Paul, ca. 1278, From an antiphonary created for the Cathedral of Imola, Master of Bagnacavallo, Italian (Imola), Tempera and ink on parchment (26.159.2)
Initial S with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, ca. 1278, From an antiphonary created for the Cathedral of Imola, Master of Bagnacavallo, Italian (Imola), Tempera and ink on parchment (26.159.1)
Initial V from a Bible, ca. 1175–1195, French; From the Abbey of Pontigny, Tempera on parchment (1999.364.2)
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)
Iris, Messenger of the Gods, also known as Another Voice, Called Iris, modeled ca. 1895, this bronze cast 1965, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze, on a black marble base (1984.364.7)
Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1530, Attributed to Qasim, ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.51)
Isfandiyar's Third Course—He Slays a Dragon: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40, Iran (probably Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1974.290.26)
Jaharis Lectionary, ca. 1100, Byzantine (Constantinople), Tempera, ink, and gold leaf on parchment, leather binding (2007.286)
Jesus Entering the Temple in a Letter D, ca. 1408–11, From a gradual created for the Camaldolese monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence, Lorenzo Monaco (Piero di Giovanni) (Italian, Florentine), Italian (Florence), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of leadpoint, on vellum (1999.391)
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768), ca. 1777, Anton Raphael Mengs (German), Oil on canvas (48.141)
Journey of the Prophet Muhammad; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid, Herat, Afghanistan, Colors, silver, and gilt on brownish paper (57.51.9)
Judgment of Paris, ca. 1510–20, Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian); Designed by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian), Italian, Engraving (19.74.1)
Julius Caesar, ca. 1541, Couly II Nouailher (French, Limoges), Enamel, painted and partly gilded, on copper (28.217.2)
Kay Kavus Airborne: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi and cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.21)
Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1509–1510, Iran, Shiraz, Leather; tooled and gilded; ink on paper (13.228.6)
Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi, dated 1498; Ottoman, Turkey (probably Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (69.27)
King David in an Initial I, early 15th century, Leaf from a psalter, Northern Italian, Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (28.225.65)
King Siddharta Listens to an Astrologer Forecast the Conception and Birth of His Son, the Jina Mahavira: Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript, late 14th century, India (Gujarat), Opaque watercolor on paper (1997.133)
Krishna Battles the Armies of the Demon Naraka: Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu), ca. 1520–30, India, Delhi-Agra area, Ink and opaque watercolor on paper (1985.34)
Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj: Folio from the Harivamsa (Legend of Hari [Krishna]), Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1590–95, Present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (28.63.1)
Kylix, ca. 540–530 B.C.; black-figure, Attributed to the Amasis Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (1989.281.62)
L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (née Marie Julien, 1848–1911), 1888–89, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch), Oil on canvas (51.112.3)
La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle; Augustine-Alix Pellicot Roulin, 1851–1930), 1889, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch), Oil on canvas (1996.435)
La giostra di Giuliano de' Medici (The Joust of Giuliano de' Medici): Title page (signature 1a), Author: Angelo Poliziano (Politian), [Florence: Tubini, Alopa e Ghirlandi?, ca. 1495–1500], Book with printed text and woodcut illustrations (25.30.22)
Lady Ian Hamilton, 1907, printed 1909, Edward J. Steichen (American, born Luxembourg), Direct carbon print (33.43.24)
Lady Lilith, 1867, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British), Watercolor and gouache on paper (08.162.1)
Lady of the Xiang River, dated 1947, Fu Baoshi (Chinese), Album leaf; ink and color on paper, Signed: "Baoshi" (1986.267.277)
Lady Su Hui and Her Verse Puzzle, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Handscroll; ink and color on silk (33.167)
Laila and Majnun at School: Page from the Khamsa of Nizami (Quintet of Nizami), A.H. 835 /1431–32 A.D., Artist: possibly Mir Khalil; calligrapher: Ja'far, Herat, present-day Afghanistan, Ink, opaque watercolors, and gold on paper (1994.232.4)
Lamenting the Death of Adonis, mid-16th century, After Luca Cambiaso (Italian), Woodcut (17.37.33)
Land of Cockaigne, after 1570(?), Attributed to Pieter van der Heyden after Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish), Engraving; first state of two (26.72.44)
Landscapes and Trees, Qing dynasty, ca. 1679, Gong Xian (Chinese), Album of twelve paintings; ink on paper (1979.499)
Last Judgment, from a Book of Hours, ca. 1400, French; Paris, Tempera and gold on vellum (1998.179)
Le Description de l'Egypte; ou, recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expedition de l'armée française, ca. 1809–29, Paris, Illustrated books; 9 vols. (531D451Q)
Leaf from a Manuscript of Valerius Maximus, ca. 1380, French, Made in Paris,, Parchment, tempera, ink, gold leaf (31.134.8)
Leaf from a manuscript, 19th century; Qajar, Iran, Ink, watercolors, gold, and silver on paper (1997.293)
Leaf from a Missal, ca. 1270–1290, French; Made in Paris, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1981.322)
Leaf from a Missal, ca. 1290, Northeast French; Beauvais (?), Tempera and gold leaf, on parchment (1992.238)
Leaf from a Psalter: Initial D with Monks Singing, ca. 1495, Girolamo dai Libri (Italian Veronese), Italian; from the Olivetan monastery of Santa Maria in Organa, Verona, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (12.56.4)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, 1307–1308; Ilkhanid, Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri, Calligrapher, Muhammed ibn Aybak, Illuminator, Baghdad, Iraq, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (55.44)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, dated 1137, Iran, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (1996.294.1)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, late 9th–10th century, Possibly Syria, Ink, gold, and colors on vellum (30.45)
Leaf from a Qur’an, ca. 1250–1350, North Africa, Ink, colors, and gold on vellum (37.21)
Leaf from a Royal Manuscript, with Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis, ca. 1320–1342, Italian; Made in Bologna, for Hungarian use, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1994.516)
Leaf from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides ("The Pharmacy"), dated 1224, Iraq, Baghdad School, Colors and gilt on paper (57.51.21)
Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman, Probably Turkey, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (32.131)
Leaf from the Epistle to the Hebrews, 12th century (1101), Byzantine; Found in Meteora, Greece (before 1898), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (1991.232.15)
Leaf from the Hours of Étienne Chevalier: The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against Demons, ca. 1452–60, Jean Fouquet (French), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1975.1.2490)
Leaf from the Razmnama, ca. 1616–17; Mughal, period of Jahangir, India, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (55.121.30)
Leaf of calligraphy: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal; calligraphy, ca. 1500; margin, early 17th century, Sultan cAli Mashhadi (calligraphy), Possibly Daulat (illumination), Iran (calligraphy), India (margin), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.32)
Leaves from a Beatus Manuscript, ca. 1180, Spanish (Burgos, Castile-León), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment, metal leaf (1991.232.1–.14)
Lekythos (oil flask), ca. 470–460 B.C.; Classical; White ground with red-figure, Attributed to the Painter of the Yale Lekythos, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (07.286.44)
Letter box with pine, bamboo, cherry blossom, and family crests, Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji ground (part of a wedding set) (10.7.22)
Letter in Greek, early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Egyptian; from Egypt, Papyrus (25.8)
Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle), 1493, Author: Hartmann Schedel (German), Illustrators: Michael Wolgemut (German) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German), Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493, Printed book with woodcut illustrations (1981.1178.29)

Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle), 1493, Author: Hartmann Schedel, Illustrators: Michel Wolgemuth (German) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German), Printed book with woodcut illustrations (21.36.145)
The Liberation of Oriane, ca. 1590–95, Karel van Mander I (Netherlandish); workshop of Frans Spiering, Delft, Wool and silk (2006.36)
Lin McLean, 1898, Author: Owen Wister (American), Illustrator: Frederic Remington (American), Photogravure (66.734)
Living Aloft: Master Liu's Retreat, dated 1543, Wen Zhengming (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper (L.2001.85.2)
Lotus Sutra, Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Gold on indigo-dyed paper (65.216.1)
The Love Song, 1868–?1873, Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Oil on canvas (47.26)
Lustration of the Infant Jina Mahavira: Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript, late 14th century, India (Gujarat), Opaque watercolor on paper (2005.35)
Madame Georges Charpentier (née Marguérite-Louise Lemonnier, 1848–1904) and Her Children, Georgette-Berthe (1872–1945) and Paul-Émile-Charles (1875–1895), 1878, Auguste Renoir (French), Oil on canvas (07.122)
Madame X, ca. 1907, Auguste Rodin (French), Marble (11.173.6)
The Man and the Ruffian: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.4)
Manuscript cover with scenes from Kalidasa's play, Shakuntala, 12th century, Nepal, Ink and color on wood (L.1985.42.28)
Manuscript Illumination with the Evangelist Luke, late 13th–early 14th century, Byzantine, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (2001.633)
Manuscript Leaf from a Choir Book, second half of 15th century, Mariano del Buono (Italian, Florentine(?)), Parchment, tempera, ink, gold leaf (96.32.15)
Manuscript Leaf from a Gospel Book, 1290–1330, Armenian; Written in Armenian and painted possibly in the Lake Van region, Vaspurakan (now eastern Turkey), Ink and tempera on parchment (57.185.3)
Manuscript Leaf from a Psalter: Agony in the Garden and Betrayal of Christ, ca. 1270, English, Vellum, tempera, ink, metal leaf (22.24.4)
Manuscript of the Apocalypse, 1320s, Normandy, Paint, gold, silver, and brown ink on vellum (68.174)
Marbled page: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor and ink on paper (63.210.44v)
Martyrdom of Saint Agatha in an Initial D: Cutting from an Antiphonary, ca. 1470–73, Sano di Pietro (Italian), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1975.1.2488)
The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, ca. 1340, Leaf from the laudario created for Sant'Agnese, Florence, Pacino di Bonaguida (Italian), Italian (Florence), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (2006.250)
Martyrdom of Saint Peter Martyr in an Initial P, second half of 13th century, Leaf from a Dominican gradual, Southern Italy (probably Naples), Tempera and ink on parchment (2005.273)
Maude Adams (1872–1953) as Joan of Arc, 1909, Alphonse Mucha (Czech), Oil on canvas (20.33)
Mephistopheles in Flight, 1828, Eugène Delacroix (French), From Goethe's Faust, Paris, C. Motte, 1828, Lithograph (17.12)
The Mi'raj, or, The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq: Folio from a Bustan of Sa'di, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525–35, Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536), Present-day Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, probably Bukhara and Herat, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (1974.294.2)
Midas Washing at the Source of the Pactolus, 1624, Nicolas Poussin (French), Oil on canvas (71.56)
Military diploma, Mid-Imperial, Antonine, 149 A.D., Roman, Bronze (23.160.32a,b)
Mlle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs, Paris, 1877–78, Edgar Degas (French), Lithograph on wove paper (only state) (19.29.3)
Mongol passport (paizi), Yuan dynasty, 13th century, China, Iron with silver inlay (1993.256)
The Mountain Nymph, Sweet Liberty, 1866, Julia Margaret Cameron (British), Albumen silver print from glass negative (41.21.15)
Mounted Hunter with Dog, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Ink and transparent colors on paper (1975.192.17)
The Mourning of Pallas, Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French), Pen and brown ink, brush and gray and brown wash, heightened with white (1996.567)
Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold), 1888; this cast, 1890, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American), Bronze (17.104)
Mrs. William Morris (Jane Burden, 1840–1914), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British), Red, black, and white chalk on paper (47.66)
Muhammad's Call to Prophecy and the First Revelation; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid, Herat, Afghanistan, Colors, silver, and gilt on brownish paper (57.51.37.3)
My Father Pledged Me a Sword, 1974–75, Anselm Kiefer (German), Watercolor, gouache, and ballpoint pen on paper (1995.14.14)
Narcissus, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), Zhao Mengjian (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on paper (1973.120.4)
The Natchez, 1835, Eugène Delacroix (French), Oil on canvas (1989.328)
Naval Battle between Trojans and Greeks, 1538, Giovanni Battista Scultori (Italian, Mantuan), Engraving printed in brown ink (53.600.996)fi
The Night-Hag Visiting Lapland Witches, 1796, Henry Fuseli (Swiss), Oil on canvas (1980.411)
Nilgai (blue bull): Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620, By Mansur, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.13)
Noh costume (karaori) with cypress fans and yûgao blossoms, Edo period, 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Brocaded twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning in metallic thread (61.151.6)
Nolan neck-amphora with triple handles, ca. 470–460 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Achilles Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (25.189.2)
Nushirvan Eating Food Brought by the Sons of Mahbud: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), 1330s, Iran, Tabriz, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (52.20.2)
Nushirvan Receives Mihras, Envoy of Caesar: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Iran or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (34.24.3)
Nymphs and Satyrs in a Landscape, 1599 or before, Joseph Heintz the Elder (Swiss), Pen and brown ink, brown wash, red chalk, heightened with white body color, on yellow tinted paper (2007.174)
Oeuvres de Jean Racine, 1801, Author: Jean Racine (French), Illustrators: Pierre Paul Prud'hon (French); Jean-Guillaume Moitte (French); Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French); Nicolas Antoine Taunay (French); Antoine Denis Chaudet (French); Francois Gè (French), Engraver: Jean Baptiste Michel Duprèel (French), Printed book with engraved illustrations (58.635.1(1))

Oeuvres de Jean Racine, 1801, Author: Jean Racine (French), Illustrators: Pierre Paul Prud'hon (French); Jean-Guillaume Moitte (French): Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French); Nicolas Antoine Taunay (French); Antoine Denis Chaudet (French,); Francois Gèrard, called Baron Gèrard (French), Engraver: Jean Baptiste Michel Duprèel (French), Publisher: Pierre Didot the Elder (French), Printed Book with engraved illustrations (58.635.1(2))

Oleanders, 1888, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch), Oil on canvas (62.24)
Omnia vincit Amor, 1599, Agostino Carracci (Italian, Bolognese) (17.3.1853)
One of a Pair of Jain Manuscripts, early 12th century, India (Gujarat), Opaque watercolor on wood (1984.496.33b)
Opening folio of Volume 26 of the "Anonymous Baghdad Qur'an", Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), A.H. 706 / A.D. 1306–7, Iraq, Baghdad, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (50.12)
Opera, 1799, Author: Horace, (Roman), Illustrator: Charles Percier (French), Publisher: Pierre Didot the Elder (French), Printed book with engraved headpiece illustrations (32.28)

Orchids and Rocks, Muromachi period (1392–1573), Gyokuen Bompo (Japanese), Japan, Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1975.268.38)
Ornamental drawing of a dragon, mid-16th century; Ottoman, Attributed to Shah Quli, Turkey (Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.26)
Orpheus and Eurydice, probably modeled before 1887, executed 1893, Auguste Rodin (French), Marble (10.63.2)
Outer robe (uchikake) with scenes of filial piety, Edo period, late 18th century, Japan, Resist-dyed and embroidered silk crepe (49.32.109)
Ovid among the Scythians, 1862, Eugène Delacroix (French), Oil on paper laid down on wood (2008.101)
Ovidio metamorphoseos vulgare (Ovid's Metamorphoses in the Vernacular), by Giovanni Bonsignore, 2d ed. (Venice: Lucantonio Giunta, 1501), Woodcut illustrations by 15th-century Venetian school (22.16)
Page from a Poetic Anthology of Works by Nizami and Others, dated 1411; Timurid, Calligraphy by Mahmud al-Husaini, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (13.228.19)
Page from an Album of Calligraphies of Prophetic Traditions (Hadith), ca. 1500; Ottoman, Signed by Hamdullah ibn Mustafa Dede, Turkey (Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper; marbled paper, leather binding (1982.120.3)
Page from an Illuminated Gospel, late 14th century, Ethiopia, Highland region, Parchment (vellum), wood (accacia), tempera, ink (1998.66)
Page from the Mu’nis al-ahrar fi daqa’iq al-ashcar (The Free Men's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems), A.H. 741/1341 A.D., Copied by author and compiler Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi, Iran (Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.25)
Pair of manuscript covers with Buddhist deities, late 11th century, Nepal, Distemper on wood (1976.192.1-2)
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)
The Paladins of Kay Khusrau Perish in a Snowstorm: From a copy of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) dedicated to the vizier al-Hasan al-Qavam al-Daula wa al-Din, A.H. Ramadan 741/February–March 1341 A.D., Copied by Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husain al-Mawsili, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper,(36.113.2)
Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 B.C., Greek, Ptolemaic (09.182.50)
Parallèlement, 1900, Pierre Bonnard (French), From Paul Verlaine's Parallèlement, Paris, A. Vollard, 1900, Color lithograph (1970.713)
Peach-shaped cup with saucer, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Jade (jadeite) (02.18.433a,b)
"Penelope Unraveling Her Work at Night," 1886, Dora Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk thread (2002.230)
Peter of Poitiers' Genealogy of Christ, ca. 1230, English, Ink on vellum (2002.433)
Petrus Scriverius (1576–1660), 1626, Frans Hals (Dutch), Oil on wood (29.100.8)
Pierrot Laughing, 1855, Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) (French); Adrien Tournachon (French), Coated salted paper print from glass negative (1998.57)
Pity, second impression, ca. 1795, William Blake (British), Color print finished with pen and ink and watercolor, sheet, (58.603)
Planting Chrysanthemums, Ming dynasty Lu Zhi (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and pale color on paper (1986.266.3)
Plaque with bilingual inscription, Early Imperial, 1st century A.D., Roman, Cypriot; said to be from Larnaca (Kition), Cyprus, Limestone (74.51.2393)
Plaque with Personification of the Moon, 860–90, Southern France, Copper alloy, iron, and cloisonné enamel (17.190.688)
Plate (Piatto), 1532, Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (Italian), Maiolica (1975.1.1131)
Plate 13 of Modelli Artificiosi di Vasi diversi d'argento et altre Opere capriciozi...Parte prima, Theodor van Kessel (Dutch), after Adam van Vianen I (Dutch), Utrecht: [Christiaen van Vianen], Etching (27.23.43)
Plate 2 of Verscheyde Constige Vindigen om in Gout, Silver, Hout en Steen te wercken, Michiel Mosyn (Dutch), after Adam van Vianen I (Dutch) and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch), Amsterdam: [Cornelis Danckerts I], Etching and engraving (56.500.10[2])
Plate 27 of Modelli Artificiosi...Parte seconda, Theodor van Kessel (Dutch), after Adam van Vianen I (Dutch), Etching (27.23.57)
Plate 4 of Festivitates Aurifabris.../Verscheide Snakeryen dienstich voor Goutsmits, Beelthouwers, Steenhouwers, en alle die de const beminnen, Jacob Lutma (Netherlandish), after Johannes Lutma the Elder (Netherlandish), Amsterdam: [Frederik de Wit], Etching and engraving (63.101.10[4])
Plate 8 of Modelli Artificiosi di Vasi diversi d'argento et altre Opere capriciozi...Parte prima, Theodor van Kessel (Dutch), after Adam van Vianen I (Dutch), Utrecht: [Christiaen van Vianen], Etching (27.23.38)
Plate 9 of Verscheyde Constige Vindigen om in Gout, Silver, Hout en Steen te wercken, Michiel Mosyn (Dutch), after Johannes Lutma the Elder (Netherlandish) and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch), Amsterdam: [Cornelis Danckerts I], Etching and engraving (56.500.10[10])
Plate from the erotic book Mounds of Dyed Colors: A Pattern Book for the Boudoir (Someiro no yama neya no hinagata): First Month, Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1736–44, Okumura Masanobu (Japanese), Hand-colored woodblock illustration; ink and color on paper (JP1499)
Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh, 5th century; Sasanian period, Iran, Silver, mercury gilding (1994.402)
Poem of Farewell to Liu Man, Song dynasty, 12th century, Yelü Chucai (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on paper (1989.363.17)
Poem on the Theme of Snow, Nanobokuchō period (1336–92), Musō Soseki (Japanese), Hanging scroll, ink on paper (2011.534)
Poem page mounted as a hanging scroll, Momoyama period, dated 1606, Painting by Tawaraya Sotatsu (Japanese); Calligraphy by Hon'ami Koetsu (Japanese), Ink on paper decorated with gold and silver (1975.268.59)
Poem Written in a Boat on the Wu River, Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127), ca. 1096, Mi Fu (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on paper (1984.174)
Poem-card box with young pines and nandina flower, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and red lacquer on black lacquer ground (81.1.152a,b)
Poet Turning into Heech, 2007, Parviz Tanavoli (Iranian, born 1937), bronze, (2012.39)
The Poet, Jusepe de Ribera (called Lo Spagnoletto) (Spanish), Etching, only state (30.54.69)
Poetry, ca. 1465–67, Engraving with applied gilding (59.570.32)

The Muse Euterpe, ca. 1465–67, Ferrarese school, Engraving (19.52.18)
Polyphemus and Galatea in a Landscape, last decade of 1st century B.C.; mid-Augustan, Third Style, Roman, Fresco (20.192.17)ar
Portable writing cabinet with Tokugawa family crests, chrysanthemums, and foliage scrolls, Edo period (1615–1868), late 17th century
Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and gold foil application on nashiji ground (81.1.133a–h)
Portia (Kate Dolan), 1886, Sir John Everett Millais (English), Oil on canvas (06.1328)
Portrait bust of Denis Diderot (1713–1784), 18th century (signed and dated 1773), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble (1974.291)
Portrait of a Dervish, Safavid period (1501–1722), 16th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, margins: gold on dyed paper (57.51.27)
Portrait of a Young Man, 1530s, Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano) (Italian, Florentine) Oil on wood (29.100.16)
Portrait of Charles I, ca. 1650–70, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; split, straight, and satin stitches (39.13.7)
Portrait of Godert Dircksz. Kerckrinck, late 17th century, Jan Thopas (Dutch), Black lead, gray and black wash, on two sheets of vellum (2013.560)
Portrait of Maharaja Bhim Kunwar: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1615, By Nanha, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.2)
Portrait of Shun'oku Myôha, Nanbokuchô period, ca. 1383, Japan, Hanging scroll: ink, color, and gold on silk (2007.329)
The Power of Cupid (Jupiter Disarmed), ca. 1530–50, Master of the Die (Italian, active Rome), after Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi (Italian), Engraving (49.97.328)
Prayer Book: Arganona Weddase (The Harp of Praise), late 17th century, Baselyos, Ethiopia, Lasta region, Hide, pigment, wood, fiber (2006.99)
Prayer manuscript, 19th century, Nigeria, Blackish brown ink, and red, yellow, and blue color on paper (1997.301a,b)
Preparation of Medicine from Honey: Leaf from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, dated 1224, Iraq, Baghdad School, Colors and gold on paper (13.152.6)
Priapus and Lotis, third quarter of 16th century, Unidentified Sixteenth-Century Etcher (possibly Jacopo Bertoia, Italian, Parma), after Francesco Parmigianino (?) (Italian, Parma), Etching (27.78.1[26])
Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620, By Nanha, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.36)
Princely figure with jeweled crown, Seljuq period (1040–1196), mid-11th–mid-12th century, Iran, Stucco, modeled, carved, polychrome painted, gilded (67.119)
Princely Hawking Party, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1570, Iran, Qazvin or Mashhad, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (12.223.1)
The principal parts of a watch, 1741, Detail of an engraving from Antoine Thiout l'aîné, Traité de l'horlogerie mechanique et pratique (Paris, 1741), vol. 2, pl. 34, Engraving (146.9/T34)
Prophet Muhammad Preaching: Folio from the Maqtal-i Al-i Rasul of Lami'i Chelebi Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), late 16th century, Turkey or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.40)
Psalter and Hours of Bonne de Luxembourg, Duchess of Normandy, before 1349, Probably Jean Le Noir, his daughter Bourgot, and his workshop, French (Paris), Tempera, grisaille, ink, and gold leaf on vellum (69.86)
Psalter, late 12th century, Byzantine, Tempera, black ink, gold leaf on parchment with paper endpapers (2001.730)
Publisher's binding proof for Mid-Day Magic and The Fair Abigail, from the At the Ghost Hour Series, 1894, Designer and illustrator: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Paul Heyse (German); publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, Lithography, some color on title page (56.522.103) Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, transferred from the Library (63.693.14)
The Punishment of Evil Counselors, 1864, Gustave Doré (French), From Dante's The Vision of Hell (Inferno), London, Cassell, 1866, Wood engraving (21.36.133)
Quatriregio (Four Realms): Signatures B2v and B3, Author: Federico Frezzi, Florence: For Piero Pacini da Pescia, July 26, 1508, Book with printed text and woodcut illustrations (21.4.1)
Qur'an case, Nasrid period, second half of 15th century, Spain, Leather embroidered with gilt-silver wire (04.3.458)
Qur'an holder, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia and Iran, Silver with silver filigree and cabochon- and table-cut turquoises; Leather strap (2005.443.8)
Qur’an of Ibrahim Sultan, dated 1427; Timurid, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (13.228.1)
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1879; this cast, 1906–7, Daniel Chester French (American), Bronze (07.101)
Rama Receives Surgriva and Jambavat, the Monkey and Bear Kings: Leaf from a manuscript of the Ramayana, ca. 1605; Mughal, India, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper (2002.503)
The Rape of Ganymede, 1505–15, Giovanni Battista Palumba (Master IB with the Bird) (Italian, active northern Italy and Rome), Woodcut (25.2.9)
Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1615–20, By Mansur, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.12)
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 plaque, ca. 450 B.C., Greek, Melian, Terracotta (25.78.26)
Returning Home, Qing dynasty, ca. 1695, Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) (Chinese), Album of twelve paintings; ink and color on paper (1976.280a)

Rinaldo in the Enchanted Forest, ca. 1761–65, Jean Honoré Fragonard (French), Brush and brown wash over black chalk underdrawing (2009.236)
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1887–88; this cast, 1910,

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American),

Bronze (12.76.1)

Rosette (shamsa) bearing the name and titles of Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628–58), Mughal, 17th century, Attributed to India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.39)
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)
Saber, 18th and 19th century, Turkey, Steel, nephrite, gold (36.25.1293)
Safavid Prince Haidar Mirza's Entrance into Istanbul in 1590: Page from a dispersed Divan of Mahmud cAbd al-Baki, 1590–95; Ottoman, Iraq (Baghdad), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (45.174.5)
Saint John the Baptist, Master of James IV of Scotland, Ink and tempera on vellum (48.149.16)
Saint Mark the Evangelist and Saint Sinibaldus Venerated by Members of a Lay Confraternity: Leaf from a Mariegola, ca. 1425–34, Cristoforo Cortese (Italian), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1975.1.2468)
Saint-Maclou, Rouen, 1852–54, Edmond Bacot (French), Salted paper print from glass negative (1995.96.10)
Scene from "Channel Buoys" (Miotsukushi), chapter 14 of the Tale of Genji, Nanbokuchô period (1336–92), late 14th century, Japan, Handscroll; ink and color on paper (1975.268.33)
Scene from "The Ivy" (Yadogiri): Chapter 49 of The Tale of Genji, Edo period (1615–1868), early 17th century; Studio of Tawaraya Sotatsu (Japanese), Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper (2006.570)
A Scene in a Library, 1843–44, William Henry Fox Talbot (British) Salted paper print from paper negative (2005.100.172)
Scenes from the Tale of Genji: "The Royal Outing" (Miyuki, chapter 29), "A Boat upon the Waters" (Ukifune, chapter 51), and "The Gatehouse" (Sekiya, chapter 16), Momoyama period, 17th century, Tosa Mitsuyoshi (Japanese); Tosa Mitsuoki (Japanese), Pair of four-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper (55.94.1–.2)
Scroll cover for an imperial manuscript, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, before 1764, China, Silk and metallic thread on silk (kesi) (41.123.2)
Seal ring with inscription, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 15th–early 16th century, Iran or Central Asia, Gold, cast and chased, nephrite, carved (12.224.6)
Seated Voltaire (after the original model of 1778), 1778, Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Plaster, tinted to imitate terracotta (52.211)
Settee, March–June 1803, Andrei N. Voronikhin (designer) (Russian); Carl Scheibe (court cabinetmaker); Iwan Naschon (master carver); Carl Focht (court guilder); Sergej Schaschin (upholsterer), Saint Petersburg, Beech and pine wood, partly gilt with burnished and matte surfaces, later light blue silk show cover (2007.368)
The Shah's Wise Men Approve Zal's Marriage: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.13)
Shaikh Mihna and the Peasant: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid, Iran (Herat), Opaque watercolor, ink, and silver on paper (63.210.49)
Shaikh Sancan and a Maiden on a Balcony: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.18)
Shaikh Sancan and the Unconscious Maiden: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.22)
Sketch for Jesus the Son of Man, ca. 1923, Khalil Gibran (Lebanese), Pencil and watercolor on paper (32.45.5)
Songs of Innocence and of Experience: The Tyger (Plate 42), 1794/ca. 1825, William Blake (British), Copy Y, ca. 1825, Relief etchings printed in orange-brown ink, heightened with watercolor and shell gold, with hand-painted decorative borders, (17.10.42)
Sorgheloos in Poverty, 1510–1520, Netherlandish, Colorless glass with vitreous paint and silver stain (1999.243)
Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to Tawariq, Where They Meet Ustad Khatun: Page from the Hamzanama (Adventures of Hamza), ca. 1570; Mughal, India, Ink, colors, and gold on cotton (23.264.1)
A Stallion, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1601–6, Habiballah of Sava (active ca. 1590–1610), Present-day Afghanistan, Herat, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (1992.51)
Stamnos (Jar), late 6th century B.C., Attributed to the Painter of London B 343, Greek, Archaic, Attic, black-figure, Terracotta (2011.233)
Standard in the shape of a palm, early 18th century, Iran, Silver with black inlay (1984.504.2)
Stanze: Signature a1, Author: Pietro Aretino, Venice: Francesco Marcolini, January 23, 1537, Printed book with frontispiece printed as a chiaroscuro woodcut from two blocks (37.37.2)
Stately Pines on Mount Hua, ca. 1972, Shi Lu (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1986.267.351)
Stationery box, Momoyama period, early 17th century, Japan, Lacquer, with sprinkled gold decoration in Kodaiji style, inlaid with gold and silver foil (1987.82ab)
Statuette of a Dolphin, 3rd–5th century, Roman or Byzantine; Found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa), Rock crystal (55.135.9)
The Storm, 1880, Pierre-Auguste Cot (French), Oil on canvas (87.15.134)
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)
Study for a Triton (recto); Anatomical Studies (?) (verso), 1642–44, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian), Drawing in red chalk, background tinted with an almost imperceptible pale brown wash, framing lines in pen and brown ink (recto); black chalk (verso) (1973.265)
Study for the Modeling Stand of the Ugolino Group, ca. 1860, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Pen and brown ink (1975.98.1)
Su Dongpo in Straw Hat and Wooden Shoes, Muromachi period, second half of 15th century, Artist Unknown, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1975.268.39)
Sword, ca. 1400, Western European, Steel, silver, copper, leather (32.75.225)
Table and writing box, from the series Tale of the Changelings (Torikaebaya monogatari), Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1820s, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Japan, Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper (JP1985)
Tagasode ("Whose Sleeves?"), first half of the 17th century, Momoyama period (1573–1615) or Edo period (1615–1868), Japan, Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on gilded paper (62.36.2–3)
Tahmuras Defeats the Divs: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian, active first half of 16th century), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.3)
Tale à la Hoffmann, 1921, Paul Klee (German), Watercolor, pencil, and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with metallic foil (1984.315.26)
Tale of a Strange Marriage, Edo period, ca. 1858, Ukita Ikkei (Japanese), Handscroll; ink and color on paper (57.156.7)
The Tale of Genji and Genji cards, Edo period, Reisai (Japanese), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2187)
Talismanic shirt, 15th or early 16th century, India (north India or the Deccan), Ink, gold, and colors on stiffened cotton (1998.199)
Théodore Gericault (1791–1824), probably 1822 or 1823, Horace Vernet (French), Oil on canvas (1998.84)
Three Holy Women at the Sepulcher, early 10th century, Northern Italy (Milan?), Elephant ivory (1993.19)
Three Men before a Castle: Folio from the Khavarannama (Book of the East) of Ibn Husam, Aq Quyunlu period (1396–1508), ca. 1476–86, Iran, Shiraz, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.184.1)
The Titan's Goblet, 1833, Thomas Cole (American), Oil on canvas (04.29.2)
Title page (in Dutch) of Veelderhande Niewe Compartimente, Michiel Mosyn (Dutch), after Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Amsterdam: [Clement de Jonghe], Etching and engraving (32.123.32[1])
Title page (in Latin) of Veelderhande Niewe Compartimente, Michiel Mosyn (Dutch), after Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Amsterdam: [Clement de Jonghe], Etching and engraving (32.123.32[2])
The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey, 1844, William Henry Fox Talbot (British), Salted paper print from paper negative (1997.382.4)
Tournament book, late 16th/early 17th century, German (Nuremberg), Pen and colored wash on paper, leather (22.229)
The Triumph of Fame, from a set of The Triumphs of Petrarch, ca. 1502–4, Flemish (probably Brussels), Wool and silk tapestry (1998.205)
TThe Son Who Mourned His Father: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din 'Attar, Timurid period (1370–1507), dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487, Present-day Afghanistan, Herat, Opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.35)
The Turanian King Afrasiyab Conferring with His Brother Garsivaz: Leaf from a Shahnama, folio 110 verso, dated 1107 A.H. / 1696 A.D.; Safavid, Attributed to Muhammad Zaman, Ink, colors, and gold on paper, 1913 (13.228.17)
Two Eagles, dated 1702, Bada Shanren (Zhu Da) (Chinese), Hanging scroll, ink on paper (L.1997.30)
Two Leaves from a Book of Hours, Representing the Annunciation, 1465, Master of Charles of France, French (Bourges), Tempera and gold leaf on vellum (58.71a,b)
Two Men Contemplating the Moon, ca. 1825–30, Caspar David Friedrich (German), Oil on canvas (2000.51)
Ugolino and His Sons, modeled ca. 1860–61, executed in marble 1865–67, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Saint-Béat marble (67.250)
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)
The Unknown Masterpiece, 1982, Anselm Kiefer (German), Watercolor, gouache, graphite pencil, cut-and-pasted printed papers on paper (2000.96.8)
Velvet panel with a design from the Khamsa of Nizami, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut velvet (1978.60)
Venus and Adonis, ca. 1556–57, Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantuan), after Teodoro Ghisi (Italian, Mantuan), Engraving (53.522.28)
Vertumnus and Pomona, ca. 1760–70, François Boucher (French), Brown chalk (60.176.2)
Victor Hugo, Three-Quarter View, 1885, Auguste Rodin (French), Drypoint, second of eight described states (16.37.2)
The Viking Punchbowl, ca. 1893, Paulding Farnham (American), designer; Tiffany & Company (American), manufacturer and retailer, Iron, silver, gold, wood (69.4)
Virgil Reading the Aeneid to Augustus, Livia, and Octavia, 1809 or 1819(?), Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French), Pen and black ink, graphite, gray watercolor washes, white gouache heightening, Conté crayon on blue paper (2009.423)
The Visitation in an Initial A and Cardinal Adam Easton with a Dominican Saint and Saint Dominic, ca. 1400, Leaf from an antiphonary, Italian (Venice), Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (90.61.3)
Vivien and Merlin, 1874, Julia Margaret Cameron (British), Albumen silver print from glass negative, Published in Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King, and Other Poems, 1874 (52.524.3.5)
Volume from a thirty-part Qur’an, 18th century, North Africa, probably Tunisia, Colors and gold on paper, leather binding (1982.120.2)
Votive stela of Userhat, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, ca. 1353–1323 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep, Deir el-Bahri, EES excavations, 1905, Limestone, paint (05.4.2)
Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin (1855–1888), 1884, Ilia Efimovich Repin (Russian), Oil on canvas (1972.145.2)
Wanderer in the Storm, 1835, Carl Julius von Leypold (German), Oil on canvas (2008.7)
Wang Xizhi Watching Geese, Yuan dynasty, ca. 1295, Qian Xuan (Chinese), Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper (1973.120.6)
Way In Way Out, from the series Women of Allah, 1994 Shirin Neshat (Iranian, born 1957), Ink on photograph (1997.129.8)
Whose Sleeves? (Tagasode), Momoyama period, late 16th century, Japan, Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper (29.100.493–4)
Wild Geese Descending to Sandbar, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), Unidentified artist (late 15th–16th century), Korea, Hanging scroll, ink on silk (1992.337)
Wind among the Trees on the Riverbank, dated 1363, Ni Zan (Chinese), Hanging scroll, ink on paper (1989.363.39)
Wineglass or sweetmeat cup (confittiera) with scenes of Virgil and Febilla, ca. 1475–1500, Venice (Murano), Barovier Glass House, Enameled and gilded glass (17.190.730a,b)
Woman in a Riding Habit (L'Amazone), 1856, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.59)
Writing Box with Portrait of Fujiwara no Ietaka and a Poem about the Tatsuta River, Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and red lacquer on silver ground (29.100.688)
Writing Box with Warbler in Plum Tree
Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e on nashiji ground (29.100.695a–e)
Writing Box with Waterfall and Characters, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold inlay on nashiji ground (81.1.173)
Writing table, 1760–85, American, Mahogany, sweet gum, yellow pine, white cedar (32.125.1)
Yazdegird I Kicked to Death by the Water Horse: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Northwestern Iran or Baghdad, Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper (57.51.33)
Yggdrasil, ca. 1980, Anselm Kiefer (German), Gouache and acrylic on photograph (1995.14.36)
Your Golden Hair, Margarete, 1980, Anselm Kiefer (German), Watercolor, gouache, and acrylic on paper (2000.96.7)
Yūten's Dream of Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), Meiji period, 1885, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese), Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper(2005.350a–c)
Zahhak Is Told His Fate: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1523–24, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.4)
Zoe, Maid of Athens, 1866?, Julia Margaret Cameron (British), Albumen silver print from glass negative (1997.382.38)

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