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Magic

Works of Art (50)

Anthropomorph, ca. 1500 B.C., India, Uttar Pradesh, Copper (L.1985.42.3)
Bird Figure, date unknown, Mount Hagen region, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Stone (1996.373.2)
Bird Head, date unknown, Papua New Guinea, reportedly found in the Morobe district, Stone, pigment (1978.412.1504)
Bis Pole, late 1950s, Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint, fiber (1979.206.1611)
Bracelet, Kofun period, 4th century, Japan, Steatite (1975.268.388)
Container for Magical Substances (Naga Morsarang), 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Water buffalo horn, wood (1987.453.1)
Container for Magical Substances (Perminangken [?]), 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Wood, Chinese trade ceramic (1988.124.2a,b)
Crucifix, early 17th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass (1999.295.4)
Deity Figure (Zemí), ca. 1000, Dominican Republic; Taino people, Ironwood, shell (1979.206.380)
Endymion sarcophagus, Mid-Imperial, Severan, early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Marble (47.100.4)
Fibula, 19th century, Morocco, Silver, red and green transparent glass (1981.5.2)
Finial from a Ritual Staff (Tungkot Malehat), 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Copper alloy, resin (1988.143.141)
Four strands of beads, 2500–2400 B.C.; Early Dynastic IIIa period, Excavated at the "Great Death Pit," Ur, Mesopotamia, Gold, lapis lazuli (33.35.48)
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)
Head of a Priest, 4th century B.C., Egyptian, Basalt (1989.281.102)
Helmet Mask, 19th–20th century, Bobo peoples; Burkina Faso, Wood, paint, animal hair, resin (1979.206.157)
Lady Lilith, 1867, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British), Watercolor and gouache on paper (08.162.1)
Liu Chen and Ruan Zhao Entering the Tiantai Mountains, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), Zhao Cangyun (Chinese), Handscroll: ink on paper (2005.494.1)
Lute (Hasapi), late 19th–early 20th century, Indonesia, Sumatra, Toba Batak people, Wood, metal (1999.47.44)
Magical stela, Late Period, Dynasty 30, reign of Nectanebo II, ca. 360–343 B.C., Egyptian, Greywacke (50.85)
Maternity Figure, 19th–20th century, Luluwa peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, metal ring (1979.206.282)
Miniature pagoda, early Nara period, ca. 767, Japan, Wood (1975.268.150ab)
Mirror with decoration of figures in a landscape, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), Korea, Bronze (25.219.4)
Nepthysis, Horus, and Isis, Dynasty 26 (ca. 688–525 B.C.), Egyptian, Faience (17.194.2444)
The Night-Hag Visiting Lapland Witches, 1796, Henry Fuseli (Swiss), Oil on canvas (1980.411)
[The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey], 1835 or 1839, William Henry Fox Talbot (British), Photogenic drawing negative (1997.382.1)
Pendant with Serpent Design, 13th–14th century, Mississippian peoples; Tennessee, Shell (1979.206.446)
Picnic basket, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Zitan wood with metal corner mounts, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and semiprecious stones (1977.262a-g)
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)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, British Columbia; Tsimshian, Wood, pigment (89.4.2161)
Saber, 16th century; Ottoman, Turkish, Steel inlaid with gold, precious stones, fishskin (36.25.1297)
Scarab ring, Dynasty 12 (ca. 1981–1802 B.C.), Egyptian, Amethyst, copper (10.130.910)

Scarab with the name of Hatshepsut, early Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, ca. 1473–1458 B.C., Egyptian, Glazed steatite (27.3.206)

Heart scarab of Ruru, Dynasty 18–20 (ca. 1550–1070 B.C.), Egyptian, Dark green stone (10.130.1650)

Naturalistic scarab, Late Period–Ptolemaic Period (ca. 688–30 B.C.), Egyptian, Alabaster (15.43.136)
Seated female ascetic, Eastern Javanese period, 15th–16th century, Indonesia (Java), Majapahit kingdom, Bronze (1997.435)
Seated Figure, late 19th–early 20th century, Satawan Island, Caroline Islands, Wood, shell, traces of paint and resin (2003.8)
Simple Retreat, Yuan dynasty, ca. 1370, Wang Meng (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper (L.1997.24.8)
Sixteen Luohans, Ming dynasty, dated 1591, Wu Bin, China, Handscroll; ink and color on paper (1986.266.4)
Statuette of a Dolphin, 3rd–5th century, Roman or Byzantine; Found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa), Rock crystal (55.135.9)
Statuette of a temple boy, last quarter of 4th century B.C.; Hellenistic, Cypriot; Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion, Terracotta (74.51.1149)
Sword, 10th century, European (possibly Scandinavian), Steel, copper, silver (55.46.1)
Tale à la Hoffmann, 1921, Paul Klee (German), Watercolor, pencil, and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with metallic foil (1984.315.26)
Textile Fragment, 5th century, Byzantine; Made in Egypt, Polychrome wool and undyed linen, tapestry, weave (90.5.807)
Tile with an image of a phoenix, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), late 13th century, Iran, probably Takht-i Sulaiman, Stonepaste, modeled, underglaze painted in blue and turquoise, luster painted on opaque white ground (12.49.4)
Tubular Jetty, Mouth of the Adour, Port of Bayonne, 1892, Louis Lafon (French), Albumen silver print from glass negative (2008.145)
Tyet sign, early Dynasty 18 (ca. 1550–1458 B.C.), Egyptian; Abydos, Cemetery D, Tomb 33, Jasper (00.4.39)
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)
Unicorn in Captivity, ca. 1495–1505, South Netherlandish, Wool warp, wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts (37.80.6)
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)
Weather Charm (Hos), late 19th–early 20th century, Yap (?), Caroline Islands, Wood, stingray spines, fiber, lime (2003.243)
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)
Zoomorphic Figure, date unknown, Mendi region, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Stone, pigment (1984.123.1)