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Iron

Metalwork, Iron

Works of Art (73)

Architect's table, ca. 1780–95, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, mahogany, walnut, pine, and cherry, veneered with mahogany; gilt bronze, brass, iron, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution (Inv. no. 1952-160-1) (L.2009.19)
Armor (Gusoku), 16th and 18th centuries; Edo period, Japanese, Lacquered iron, mail, silk, copper-gilt (14.100.172)
Axe, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Songye, Iron, copper, wood (1978.412.370)
Belt Buckle, Buckle Counter Plate, and Back Plate, 675–725, Frankish; Found in Niederbreisig, western Germany, Iron with silver inlays (17.193.161-163)
Berlin secretary cabinet, 1778–79, 1786, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, cherry, and cedar, veneered with curly maple, burl maple and mahogany (both stained), and with marquetry in maple (partially stained), hornbeam, apple, walnut, mulberry, tulipwood, and rosewood; ivory, mother-of-pearl, gilt bronze, brass, steel, iron, and silk (L.2013.15.1)
Bow case and quiver, 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Leather, shellac, wood, iron, and gold (2003.344a–c)
Bow Stand with Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Wood, metal, beads, string (1978.412.486)
Box for game pieces, ca. 1300, German, Painted wood with iron mounts (1976.327)
Breast defense (peytral) from a horse armor, 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Leather, iron, brass or copper alloy, silver, gold, shellac, pigments, textile, and hair (1999.36)
Bridle, 15th–17th century, Tibetan, Iron, leather, and gold (2005.73a)
Bridle, 15th–17th century, Tibetan, Leather, iron, and gold (1998.282)
Cavalry armor, 18th–19th century, Tibetan, and possibly Bhutanese and Nepalese, Iron, gold, copper alloy, wood, leather, and textile (36.25.25, .28, .351, .476, .583a–c,h–k, .842a–c, .2174, .2461, .2505, .2557, 1974.160.10 ,1970.164.7a,b)
Choir Screen (Reja), completed in 1764, Probably by Rafael Amezúa (Spanish), Wrought- and cold-chiseled iron, partly gilt; limestone, with traces of paint (56.234.1)
Clock watch, ca. 1600–1610, Movement by Michael Nouwen, or Nouen (Flemish, active London), Case: gilded brass; Dial: gilded brass, with a blued steel hand; Movement: gilded brass and iron (17.190.1549)
Cross-hilt sword, 1600–1625, England (London) and Germany (Solingen), Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, and gold (2010.165)
Curb Bit, ca. 1350, Spanish, Iron, bronze, enameled and gilt (04.3.478a,b)
Dish with design of grasses, Momoyama period, late 16th–early 17th century, Japan, Stoneware with decoration incised through iron-rich clay slip (Mino ware, gray Shino type) (1975.268.436)
Door hinge, 1700–1750, American; Upstate New York, Wrought iron (49.117.46)
Eagle, 1809–11, William Rush (American, 1756–1833), Carved wood (probably Eastern white pine), gessoed and gilded, and cast iron, painted (2002.21.1)
Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Mali; Bamana peoples, Iron (1979.206.223)
Flat cane shield with iron struts, possibly 14th–16th century, Tibetan, Cane, iron, and brass (2001.55)
Forehead and poll plate from a shaffron, 15th–18th century, Tibet, Iron, gold, and silver (2008.291)
Front plate of a Pennsylvania fireplace, ca. 1782, Hibernia Furnace (American), Morris County, New Jersey, Cast iron (2006.548)
Head defense for a horse (shaffron), 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Iron, leather, and brass or copper alloy (1997.242d)
Head defense for a horse (shaffron), 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Iron, leather, gold, brass or copper alloy, and textile (2004.402)
Helmet (Suji Kabuto), Muromachi period, 15th century, Japan, Lacquered iron, silk, stenciled leather, gilt copper (13.112.10)
Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto), 16th century; Momoyama period, Japanese, Lacquered iron (36.25.81)
Helmet, 1350–1450, Mongolian or Chinese, Iron and gold (2005.270)
Helmet, 15th–17th century, Mongolian, Iron and gold (1999.120)
Helmet, 5th century; Kofun period, Japanese, Iron, covered with copper-gilt (28.60.2)
Helmet, probably mid- to late 17th century, Chinese, Iron, gold, silver, and textile (1997.18)
Horse Bit, 600–800, Visigothic or Byzantine, Iron inlaid with copper alloy, gold, and silver (47.100.24)
Kettle drums, 1779, Franz Peter Bunsen (German), Hannover, Silver, iron, calfskin (2010.138.1–.4)
Lamellar armor and helmet, possibly 16th–17th century, Tibetan, Iron and leather (36.25.53a,b)
MAP III, 1993, Bertil Vallien (Swedish), Glass and iron (1994.199ab)
Matchlock musket, 19th century, Tibetan, Iron, wood, leather, brass, and copper (36.25.2174)
Mirror with split-leaf palmette design inlaid with gold, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 16th century, Turkey, probably Bursa or Istanbul, Iron, inlaid with gold, ivory (1972.24)
Mongol passport (paizi), Yuan dynasty, 13th century, China, Iron with silver inlay (1993.256)
Multiplate helmet of thirty-two lames, possibly 14th–16th century, Mongolian or Tibetan, Iron, silver, gold, and brass or copper alloy (2005.146)
Oval table, ca. 1774–80, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, walnut, pine, cherry, cedar, and maple, veneered with maple, hornbeam, holly (all partially stained), cherry, mahogany, tulipwood, and other woods; gilt bronze, iron, brass, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather (58.75.39)
Pair of stirrups, 16th–18th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, and silver (1997.214.2a,b)
Pair of stirrups, late 16th–early 17th century, Japan, Iron, lacquer, and mother-of-pearl (2008.120.1, 2008.120.2)
Plaque with Personification of the Moon, 860–90, Southern France, Copper alloy, iron, and cloisonné enamel (17.190.688)
Plate, probably mid-19th century, Kaslinski Ironworks (Russian), Cast iron (2000.423)
Pommel Plate from a Saddle, 13th–15th century, Western Asia or Tibet, Iron, gold, and silver (2010.336)
Portraits of an Elderly Woman and an Elderly Man, 1775–80, Roentgen Manufactory, Partially stained marquetry in maple, hornbeam, beech, boxwood, and other woods, frame in mahogany, picture backing in cherry; gilt bronze, brass, and iron (L.2013.15.3a–b)
Powder flask, ca. 1575, Germany, Iron, gold, textile (2008.638.1)
Reception Room (Qa'a), Ottoman period, 1119 A.H. / 1707 A.D., Damascus, Syria, Poplar wood with gesso relief, gold and tin leaf, glazes and paint; cypress, poplar, walnut, black mulberry, mother-of pearl, marble and other stones, stucco with glass, plaster, ceramic tiles, iron, brass (1970.170)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1366–1400, Italian, the Marches, Translucent enamel, silver, gilded silver, rock crystal, glass, and iron (17.190.498)
Ritual Censer, 15th–16th century, Tibet, Iron with gold inlay (1987.416.2)
Rolltop desk, ca. 1776–79, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), tulipwood, mahogany, and other woods; mother-of-pearl; partially gilded and tooled leather; gilt bronze, iron, steel, brass, and partially gold-lacquered brass (41.82)
Rolltop desk, ca. 1780, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, cherry, tulipwood, and mahogany (later drawers), veneered with maple, hornbeam (both partially stained), tulipwood, burl wood (stained), mahogany, holly, walnut, and other woods; gilt bronze, brass, steel, and iron; marble; partially tooled and gilded leather (58.75.55)
Saddle, 15th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, wood, and leather (2002.225)
Saddle, 17th–18th century, Eastern Tibetan or Chinese for the Tibetan market, Iron, gold, silver, wood, leather, and textile (1997.214.1)
Saddle, ca. 1570–80, Italian (Milan), Wood, textiles, iron, leather, steel, and gold (04.3.252)
Set of saddle plates, ca. 1400, Tibetan or Chinese, Iron, gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise (1999.118)
Shirt of mail and plate, plates dated A.H. 1042 / 1632–33 A.D., India and Iran, Iron, steel, gold, leather (2008.245)
Shoe reliquary, ca. 1350–1400, French or Swiss, Leather and Iron (47.101.65)
Smallsword, ca. 1655–60, French, probably Paris, Iron, gold, wood, copper alloy, steel (2011.63)
Spear, 17th–19th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, silver, wood, and pigments (2004.340a,b)
Spear, 18th–19th century, Tibetan, Iron, wood, yak hair, and silk (2001.179a,b)
Spearhead, 17th–18th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, and silver (2001.180)
Staff (Uzime or Uboko), 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu or Nguni peoples, Wood, brass, iron wire (1982.485.15)
Standing Female Figure with Mortar and Pestle, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, iron (1979.541.12)
Stirrup, 975–1075, Anglo-Scandinavian, possibly from southern England, Iron inlaid with copper alloy (47.100.23)
Sword pommel with the arms of Pierre de Dreux (ca. 1190–1250), Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, ca. 1240–50, French, Copper, gold, enamel, iron (38.60)
Sword, 14th–16th century, Tibetan or Chinese, Iron, gold, and silver (1995.136)
Sword, 17th–19th century, Tibetan, Iron, silver, gold, turquoise, wood, and textile (36.25.1464)
Sword, mid-1st century B.C.; Late Iron Age (La Tène), Celtic, Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard (1999.94a-d)
Swords, with scabbard mounts, Sui dynasty, ca. 600, Chinese, Iron, gilt bronze, silver, wood (30.65.2)
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 chest, ca. 1750–55, Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711–1793), Oak, cedar, veneered with rosewood; brass, iron, and steel (1999.147)
Two Shield Bosses, 7th century, Langobardic, Iron, gilt bronze (1984.184.1,2)