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'Ukulele, late 19th century, Hawai'i, Wood, metal, gut (89.4.727)
Alto Recorder in F, ca. 1700, Made by Johann Benedikt Gahn (German), Nuremberg, Germany, Ivory (89.4.909)
Alto Recorder, mid-18th century, Johann Wilhelm Oberlender the Elder (German), Nuremberg, Germany, Boxwood and horn (89.4.2208)
Alto Recorder, mid-18th century, Thomas Stanesby, Jr. (English), London, England, Boxwood (1982.390)
Amphora, ca. 490 B.C.; Classical; red-figure, Attributed to the Berlin Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (56.171.38)
Angeli Laudantes, 1898, Edward Burne-Jones (designer) (English); John Henry Dearle (designer) (British); Merton Abbey Tapestry Works (English), Merton, Surrey, England, Wool and silk weft on cotton warp (2008.8)
Archlute, 1725, David Tecchler (German, active Rome), Italy (Rome), Spruce, ebony, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, various other materials (1988.87)
Archtop Guitar, Centura Deluxe model (Serial number 1249), 1933, James D'Aquisto (American), Spruce, maple, ebony with blonde to honey sunburst finish (2012.246)
Aristide Bruant, at His Cabaret, 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in four colors; machine wove paper (32.88.17)
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)
The Ballet from Robert le Diable, 1871, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.552)
Bashi-Bazouk, 1868–69, Jean-Léon Gérôme (French), Oil on canvas (2008.547.1)
Bass Viol, 18th century, Germany (1976.8.37)
Bassoon, 1881, Giosue Esposito, Naples, Maple, nickel-silver (2003.150a–g)
Bassoon, ca. 1811, John Meacham (American), Albany, New York, Maple, brass (89.4.884)
The Batta-Piatigorsky Violoncello, 1714, Antonio Stradivari (Italian), Cremona, Italy, Spruce, maple, ebony (L.2005.8a–g)
Bell (dotaku), late Yayoi period, 1st–2nd century, Japan, Bronze (18.68)
Bell inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti, 786–756 B.C., Eastern Anatolia or Northwestern Iran, Urartian, Bronze, iron (1977.186)
Bell krater, ca. 460 B.C.; Classical; red-figure, Attributed to the Danae Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (23.160.80)
Bell Mallet (Lawle), early 20th century, Ivory Coast, Baule people, Wood (2010.349)
Bell-krater, ca. 440 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Painter of London E 497, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (24.97.30)
Bell, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late Spring and Autumn period, early 5th century B.C., China, Bronze (1988.20.7)
Belt Ornament, 2nd–7th century, Peru; Moche, Copper (1987.394.595)
Bird-Headed Figure Whistle, 8th–9th century, Mexico, Veracruz, Ceramic (1978.412.80)
The Blind Guitarist (El ciego de la guitarra), 18th century, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish), Etching; working proof (22.63.29)
Bottle, Skeletal Couple with Child, 3rd–7th century, Peru, Moche, Ceramic (1978.412.196)
Bowl with astronomical and royal figures, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Central or northern Iran, Stonepaste; polychrome in glaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i) (57.36.4)
Brahma (Beomcheon), Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), Unidentified artist (late 16th century), Korea, Hanging scroll, ink and color on hemp (21.57)
Bugle in C, 1811, Contractor: Thomas Key (British); Silversmith: William Trayls (English), London, Brass (1975.270)
Bullroarer (Upura or Imunu Viki), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, Purari Delta region, Wood, lime (1979.206.1545)
Camel: From the Berain Grotesques, ca. 1685–89, Designed by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer; Woven at the Beauvais manufactory under the direction of Philippe Behagle or his son of the same name in the late 17th or early 18th century, French, Wool and silk (1977.437.1)
Carmencita, 1890, William Merritt Chase (American), Oil on canvas (06.969)
Chegah-Skah-Hdah, 19th century, Sioux, Plain States, Wood, metal, leather (89.4.597)
Circus Sideshow, 1887–88, Georges Seurat (French), Oil on canvas (61.101.17)
Clappers, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian; From Amarna, Ivory (32.5.2a-b)
Clarinet in B-flat, 1830, Charles Joseph Sax (Beligan), Maker, Brussels, Belgium, Ivory, brass (53.223)
Clarinet in D, 1750–70, Germany, Boxwood, brass (2010.185)
Clavichord, 1763, Christian Kintzing, Neuwied, Germany, Wood (1986.239)
Claviorganum, 1598, Made by Laurentium Hauslaib, Nuremberg, Germany, Wood and various materials (89.4.1191)
Coat, spring 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Polychrome wool felt, blue silk faille (2002.479.4)
Column-krater, ca. 550 B.C.; black-figure, Attributed to Lydos, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (31.11.11)
The Concert: From a set of Indo-Chinese Scenes, ca. 1690, Probably woven at the Great Wardrobe (London) under John Vanderbank, 1695–1715, Flemish, Wool and silk (53.165.1)
Cor solo, 1829, Dubois & Couturier (French), Lyon, Brass, silver (2008.136)
Cornet à pistons in B-flat, 1833, Courtois frères, Paris, Brass, ivory (2002.190a–n)
Cornetto in A, 1570–80, Germany, Ivory, gold-plated brass or copper (52.96.1)
Count Giacomo Durazzo (1717–1794) in the Guise of a Huntsman, with His Wife (Ernestine Aloisia Ungnad von Weissenwolff, 1732–1794), probably early 1760s, Martin van Meytens the Younger (Swedish), Oil on canvas (50.50)
Courting Flute, ca. 1850–1900, Sioux, Great Plains, Red pipestone (catlinite), lead, Native-tanned leather (89.4.3371)
Cremorne Gardens, No. 2, ca. 1870–80, James McNeill Whistler (American), Oil on canvas (12.32)
Cuatro puertorriqueño, 2003, Luis Angel Colón, Wood, metal, wire (2003.216.1)
Dancers, Pink and Green, ca. 1890, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.42)
The Dancing Class, ca. 1870, Edgar Degas (French), Oil on wood (29.100.184)
Dancing in Colombia, 1980, Fernando Botero (Colombian), Oil on canvas (1983.251)
Dholaka, late 19th century, India, Wood, skin, brass, cord (89.4.165)
Divan Japonais, 1892–93, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in four colors on wove paper (58.621.17)
Division Viol, 1692, Barak Norman (English), Wood (1990.223)
Division viol, ca. 1640–65, England, Spruce and maple (2009.42)
Division Viol, ca. 1720, School of Joachim Tielke (German), Wood, ivory, tortoise shell (89.4.956)
Dizi, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century, China, Jade (65.149a,b)
Double Virginal, 1581, Made by Hans Ruckers the Elder (Flemish), Antwerp, Flanders, Wood and various other materials (29.90)
Drum (Effigy), 1st century A.D., Peru; Nasca, Ceramic (1978.412.111)
Drum (Pahu), early 19th century, Austral Islands, possibly Ra'ivavae, Wood, sharkskin, fiber (1978.412.720)
Drum model with four frogs, Dongson culture, 300 B.C.–200 A.D. Vietnam Bronze (2000.284.57)
Drum, 2nd–1st century B.C., Peru; Paracas, Ceramic (1979.206.1097)
Drum, mid-20th century, Carved by Omas, New Guinea, Papua Province, Asmat people, Pomatsj River, Sauwa village, Wood, lizard skin, paint, fiber (1978.412.962)
Dvojnice, late 19th century, Bosnia, Wood (89.4.1589)
Edward Alexander MacDowell, 1906; this cast, 1907, Helen Farnsworth Mears (American), Bronze (09.147)
Evening dress, fall 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), White silk organza, metallic thread, plastic, white suede, green metal (2009.300.1165a,b)
Fantastic Drawing of a Sculptor at Work on a Colossal Statue, Man Blowing a Trumpet, Carl August Ehrensvärd (Swedish), Pen and brown ink, gray wash, heightened with white, on gray paper (1992.229.1)
Fiddle (Enserunai or Ensuranai), 19th century, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, Sadong River, Iban people, Wood, coconut shell, hide, fiber (89.4.2365)
Fife, ca. 1780–90, Thomas Cahusac, Sr. (British), London, Maple, brass (2000.365)
Figure Whistle, 3rd–7th century, Peru, Moche Valley (?), north coast; Moche, Gold (hammered) (1991.419.51)
Figures with Xylophone, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, metal (1979.206.131)
Flared Bowl, 6th–8th century, Peru; Moche, Ceramic (63.226.5)
Flute Stopper, late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Lower Sepik region, Biwat people, Wood, paint (1978.412.1545)
Fortepiano, ca. 1838, Conrad Graf (Viennese, 1782–1851), Vienna, Austria, Oak, spruce, veneer, and walnut (2001.272)
Frame Drum, 19th century, Dakota, Siouan Family, Wood, various materials (89.4.560ab)
The French Comedians, 1720–21, Jean Antoine Watteau (French), Oil on canvas (49.7.54)
Friction Drum (Lunet or Livika), late 19th–early 20th century, New Ireland, Wood, shell (1979.206.1477)
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)
Garland holder with a winged celestial, mid-1st century A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (1987.142.213)
Ghanti, second half of 19th century, North India, Brass (89.4.154)
Gioacchino Rossini, 1856, Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) (French), Salted paper print from glass negative (1993.233)
A Girl Singing Ballads by a Paper Lanthorn, after 1767–before 1782, Thomas Watson (British) after Henry Robert Morland (British), Mezzotint (53.600.1892)
Gourd Drum (Ipu Hula or Ipu Heke), 19th century, Hawai'i, Gourd, barkcloth, fiber (89.4.754)
Grand Piano, 1720, Made by Bartolomeo Cristofori (Italian), Florence, Italy, Various materials (89.4.1219)
Grand piano, 1868, Steinway & Sons, New York, Wood, metal (1985.407)
Grand piano, ca. 1790, Ferdinand Hofmann (Viennese, 1756–1829), Vienna, Austria, Wood and various materials (1984.34)
Grand piano, ca. 1790, Johann Schmidt (Austrian, active late 18th century), Salzburg, Austria, Various materials (89.4.3182)
Grand piano, ca. 1820, Joseph Böhm (Austrian, 1786–ca. 1850), Vienna, Austria, Wood and various materials (1982.138)
Guitar, 1697, Jean-Baptiste Voboam (French), Paris, Wood, tortoiseshell (1989.147)
Guitar, 1797, Benito Sánchez de Aguilera (Spanish), Madrid, Wood (1990.221)
Guitar, 1912, Manuel Ramírez (Spanish), Madrid, Wood (1986.353.2)
Guitar, 1937, Hermann Hauser (German), Germany (Munich), Wood (1986.353.1)
Guitar, ca. 1630–50, Attributed to Matteo Sellas (Italian), Venice, Wood, bone, various materials (1990.103)
Guitar, ca. 1695–99, Joachim Tielke (German), Wood, ivory, ebony (53.56.3)
Guitar, ca. 1780, Possibly Joseph de Frías (Spanish), Seville, Wood, various materials (1992.279)
Guitar, ca. 1835–40, Johann Anton Stauffer (Austrian), Vienna, Wood, various materials (1979.390)
Guitar, ca. 1838, Christian Frederick Martin (American, born Germany), New York, Wood, various materials (1979.380a)
Guitar, late 17th century, Attributed to Giacomo Ertel (German, active in Italy), Rome, Wood, various materials (1984.225)
Hardanger Fiddle, 1756, Isak N. Botnen/Skår (Norwegian) and Trond Isaksen Flatebø (Norwegian), Pine, birch, and other woods, bone, lignum vitae and mother-of-pearl inlay (46.34.7)
Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Gold Girl—Connie Gilchrist, ca. 1876–77, James McNeill Whistler (American), Oil on canvas (11.32)
Harp-lute, ca. 1815, Edward Light (English), London, Wood, lacquered and gilded (50.184.1)
Harp, 19th–20th century, Mangbetu peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, hide, twine, brass ring (1978.412.412)
Harp, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, ca. 1390–1295 B.C., Egyptian, Wood (43.2.1)
Harpo-lyre, ca. 1830, André Augustin Chevrier (French), Mirecourt (France), Wood (1992.117.1,.2)
Harpsichord, 1666, Girolamo Zenti, Rome, Italy, Wood and various materials (89.4.1220)
Harpsichord, ca. 1650, Made by Jan Couchet the Elder (Flemish), Antwerp, Flanders, Wood, various materials (89.4.2363)
Harpsichord, ca. 1675, Made by Michele Todini (Italian), Rome, Italy, Wood, various materials (89.4.2929)
Head of Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830–1914), 1882–83, Édouard Manet (French), Oil on canvas (59.129)

Heroes Tapestry, ca. 1400–1410, South Netherlandish, Wool warp, wool wefts (32.130.3b, 47.101.1, 47.152)
Horn, ca. 1100–1200, South Italian, Ivory (17.190.218)
Hunting horn, ca. 1710–20, Jacob Schmid (German), Nuremberg, Brass (14.25.1623)
Hurdy-Gurdy Playing Satyr with a Sleeping Nymph, Master of 1515 (Italian [?]), Engraving with drypoint burr; plate (31.31.19)
Idle Hours, 1888, Julian Alden Weir (American), Oil on canvas (88.7)
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 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 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)
Jane Avril, 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors; machine wove paper (32.88.15)
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)
Kamanche, ca. 1880, Iran (Tehran), Wood, metal, bone, gut (1998.72)
Kendice, 1965, Josef Koudelka (Czech), Gelatin silver print (1995.362)
Kettle drums, 1779, Franz Peter Bunsen (German), Hannover, Silver, iron, calfskin (2010.138.1–.4)
Keyed bugle, ca. 1835–50, Graves and Company, Winchester, New Hampshire, Copper, nickel-silver, other materials (89.4.2326)
King David in an Initial I, early 15th century, Leaf from a psalter, Northern Italian, Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (28.225.65)
Kora (Harp-Lute), ca. 1960, Made by Mamadou Kouyaté Senegambia, Gourd, wood, leather, metal (1975.59)
Kylix, ca. 480 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Dokimasia Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (06.1021.188)
La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle; Augustine-Alix Pellicot Roulin, 1851–1930), 1889, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch), Oil on canvas (1996.435)

A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735, India (Rajasthan, Kishangarh), Ink, opaque and transparent watercolor, and gold on paper (1996.100.1)

Lady Su Hui and Her Verse Puzzle, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Handscroll; ink and color on silk (33.167)
Lebes gamikos (wedding vase), ca. 430–420 B.C.; Classical, Attributed to the Washing Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (07.286.35a,b)
Lekythos, ca. 480 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Brygos Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (24.97.28)
Lira, ca. 1890, Greece, Wood, tortoiseshell, ivory (2003.378)
London Music Hall, 1918, Everett Shinn (American), Oil on canvas (21.39)
Louis Gueymard (1822–1880) as Robert le Diable, 1857, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas (19.84)
The Love Song, 1868–?1873, Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Oil on canvas (47.26)
Lute (Hasapi), late 19th–early 20th century, Indonesia, Sumatra, Toba Batak people, Wood, metal (1999.47.44)
The Lute Player, ca. 1626, Valentin de Boulogne (French), Oil on canvas (2008.459)
Lute, 1596; converted into a guitar, 19th century, Made by Sixtus Rauchwolff, Germany, Spruce, ebony, and rosewood (89.2.157)
Lute, 1669, Pietro Railich, Padua, Snakewood, ebony, spruce (2008.3)
Lute, late 16th century, Attributed to Wendelin Tieffenbrucker, Padua, Yew, spruce, ebony, maple (1989.13)
Lute, Roman Byzantine period, 3rd–4th century, Egyptian, Wood (12.182.44)
Lyre-guitar, early 19th century (ca. 1805), Pons fils (probably a son of César Pons), Paris, France,Mahogany and spruce (1998.121)
Madame Charles Simon Favart (Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray, 1727–1772), 1757, François Hubert Drouais (French), Oil on canvas (17.120.210)
Maharaja Bijay Singh in His Harem, ca. 1770, India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (2002.38)
Man with Hat and a Violin, 1912, Pablo Picasso (Spanish), Cut and pasted newspaper, and charcoal, on two joined sheets of paper (1999.363.64)
Mandolino, ca. 1710–20, Attributed to Giovanni Smorsone (Italian), Rome, Ebony, ivory, rosewood, mother-of-pearl (2008.2a,b)
Mandora or chitarino, ca. 1420, Northern Italy (Milan?), Boxwood and rosewood (64.101.1409)
Mandora, 1726, Gregori Ferdinand Wenger, Augsburg, Maple, spruce, ebony (89.4.3140)
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)
May Belfort, 1895, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in four colors (41.12.1)
Mayuri (peacock), 19th century, India, Wood, parchment, metal, feathers (89.4.163)
Merengue en Boca Chica, 1983, Rafael Ferrer (American, born Puerto Rico), Oil on canvas (1984.2)
Mezzetin, ca. 1718–20, Jean Antoine Watteau (French), Oil on canvas (34.138)
Minerva and the Muses, mid-16th century, Emilian (?) school, Etching and drypoint (27.78.2[99])
Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors on vellum (1970.534)
Mlle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs, Paris, 1877–78, Edgar Degas (French), Lithograph on wove paper (only state) (19.29.3)
Mrdangam, 20th century, India, Wood, leather, tuning paste (1986.467.18)
Musette, end of 17th century, French, Ivory, silver, leather, silk, wood, and paper (2003.63a–d)
The Music Lesson, 1870, John George Brown (American, born England), Oil on canvas (21.115.3)
Music stand, 1962, Wharton Esherick (American), Designer, Cherry wood (1979.320)
Musical clock with spinet and organ, ca. 1625, Veit Langenbucher (German); Samuel Bidermann (German), Augsburg, Germany, Ebony, various wood and metals, wire, parchment, leather (2002.323a–f)
A Musical Party, 1659, Gabriël Metsu (Dutch), Oil on canvas (91.26.11)
A Musician and His Daughter, 1629, Thomas de Keyser (Dutch), Oil on wood (64.65.4)
The Musician, 1662, Bartholomeus van der Helst (Dutch), Oil on canvas (73.2)
The Musicians, ca. 1595, Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Lombard), Oil on canvas (52.81)
Nao (bell), Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), China, Bronze (49.136.10)
Natural Trumpet, late 17th century, Johann Wilhelm Haas (Swiss), Nürnberg, Germany, Brass (89.4.2375)
Netsuke: Ox with boy playing flute, 19th century, Japanese, Wood, ivory, metal (10.211.780)
Nicolo Paganini, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French), Counterproof strengthened with graphite and white chalk on paper (43.85.10)
Nose Flute (Bituucu, Bitu Ceguvi, Bitu ni Vakatagi, or Bitu Vakatagi), ca. 1830, Fiji, Bamboo (89.4.795)
Oboe, ca. 1800, Jacob Anthony (German), Philadelphia, Boxwood, ivory, brass (1997.272)
Ocarina, 12th–15th century, Colombia; Tairona, Ceramic (1984.507.17)
One-handled kantharos, ca. 500 B.C.; Archaic, Attributed to the Class of the One-Handled Kantharoi, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (63.11.4)
Ornamental Painting in Chiaroscuro, ca. 1765, Robert Adam (English) and partnership, Oil on canvas (60.50a)
Orpheus and Eurydice, ca. 1505–6, Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian), Engraving (56.581.12)
Over-the-shoulder bugle, ca. 1860, John F. Stratton (American), New York, Nickel-silver (89.4.2295)
Paiban (half of a clapper), Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Ivory, traces of pigment (2003.166)
Pair of cymbals, Classical, 5th–4th century B.C., Greek, Peloponnesian, Bronze, Inscribed in Greek: of Kallisthenia (13.225.5a,b)
Pair of gulgul, early 20th century, Indonesia (Madura), Wood (2009.430a,b,431)
Pandharpuri tambura, 19th century, India, Gourd, wood, bone, ivory (1994.498)
Panel with musical party in a garden, 1647, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent stitch (64.101.1314)
Panpiper Vessel, 14th–15th century, Peru; Chimú, Silver, malachite (1978.412.219)
Pedal harp, 1891–95, Lyon & Healy, Chicago, Wood, metal (2001.171)
Pendant Shaped Like a Beetle with a Couple and a Young Man Playing an Instrument, 1619, Jean I Toutin (French), Blackwork and engraving (23.84.15)
Pipa, 19th century, Made by Jiu-cheng, Guangzhou (Canton), China, Wood, ivory, bone, gut (89.4.52)
Pipa, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 15th–early 16th century, China, Wood, ivory, bone, silk (50.145.74)
Plate with Trumpeter, 8th century, Mexico or Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (1989.110)
Plate, Archaic, ca. 510 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to Paseas, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (2010.64)
Positive organ, 17th century, Germany, Woods, metal alloys, leather, and various materials (1978.6)
Psykter, ca. 520–510 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to Oltos, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (10.210.18)
Qin, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1634, China, Wood, lacquer, jade, silk strings (1999.93)
Qing (chime) for linzhong (eighth note in the twelve-note scale), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1716, China, Jade with incised gilded design (03.15.1)
Qing (musical stone) with theme of the Hundred Antiques, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–95), China, Jade (02.18.644)
Rag-dung, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, China, Copper, cloisonné, brass (1989.33) and (1988.349)
Rasp / Lime Spatula (Tap), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Iatmul people, Wood, paint (1978.412.821)

Rasp / Lime Container (Bandi Na Iavo), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Iatmul or Chambri people, Bamboo, wood, paint, fiber (1979.206.1457)
Rattle, 19th century, Alaska; Sitka, Wood, pigment (89.4.614)

Rattle, 19th century, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia; Skittagetan or Haida, Wood, pigment (89.4.616)
Rattle, 19th century, Vancouver Island, Canada; Masseth or Haida, Wood, pigment (89.4.647)
Rattle, ca. 1880, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia; Haida or Tsimshian, Wood, string, pigment (89.4.1963)
Rattle, whistle, and bells, 1755–68, Nicholas Roosevelt (American), Gold, coral (47.70)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, British Columbia; Tsimshian, Wood, pigment (89.4.2161)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, Skidegate, British Columbia; Haida, Cedar, pebbles, polychrome (89.4.611)
Rebab or rabab, 19th century, Algeria, Wood, parchment, metal, ivory, leather (89.4.403)
Rectangular Octagonal Virginal, ca. 1600, Augsburg (?), Wood and various materials (89.4.1778)
The Refusal of Time, 2012, William Kentridge (South African), Five-channel video installation with steel megaphones and a breathing machine ("elephant") (2012.250), © William Kentridge. All Rights Reserved
Regal, 1575, Labeled: "Georg Vell" (Voll), Nuremberg, Germany, Wood, metal (89.4.2883)
Sampler, ca. 1792, Martha (Patty) Coggeshall (American), Probably Mrs. Anne Usher's School, Bristol, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (14.26)
Sankh, 19th century, Kerala State, India, Shell (spyrum turbonella), brass, wax (1986.12)
Sarangi, 19th century, Gujarat, India, Wood, metal, parchment, horsehair, mother-of-pearl, ivory, paint(89.4.200)
Sarangi, ca. 1900, India, Wood, ivory, parchment, metal (1982.143.2)
Sarangi, late 19th century, North India, Wood, parchment, ivory, gut, metal (46.34.43)
Se player, Han dynasty, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D., China, Pottery (1994.605.85a–c)
The Seated Clowness (Mademoiselle Cha-u-Kao), 1896, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors on wove paper (49.55.50)
Seated Female Musicians, Tang dynasty, late 7th century, China, Pottery (23.180.4–7)
Seated Musician, Tang dynasty (618–906), China, Marble (2006.156)
Seated woman playing a kithara: From Room H of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, ca. 40–30 B.C.; Late Republican, Roman, Wall painting; Fresco (03.14.5)
Set of ten belt plaques, Tang dynasty, 7th–8th century, China, Jade (1992.165.22a–j)
Seven String Bass Viol, 1720, Nicolas Bertrand (French), Wood (89.4.1343)
Sheng, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century, China, Wood, metal, ivory (89.4.96)
Side Blown Trumpet, late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Wood, shell, hair, fiber (1980.262)
Side drum, 1694–1733, Signed: Unger, Dresden, Saxony, Copper alloy, wood, various materials (14.25.1618)
Side drum, ca. 1800, United States, Wood, various materials (58.82)
Side drum, ca. 1860, Attributed to Ernest Vogt, Philadelphia, Wood, various materials (89.4.2162)
The Singer in Green, ca. 1884, Edgar Degas (French), Pastel on light blue laid paper (61.101.7)
Sitar, 1997, Made by Murari Adhikari, Calcutta, India, Teak, ebony, metal, bone, various materials (1999.399)
Sitar, late 19th century, India, Wood, ivory, metal (89.4.1586)
Slit Gong (Atingting Kon), mid- to late 1960s, Commissioned by Tain Mal, carved by Tin Mweleun (active 1960s), Vanuatu, Ambrym Island, Fanla village, Wood, paint (1975.93)
Slit Gong (Waken), 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Komindimbit village, Iatmul people, Wood (1978.412.1536)
Soprano Recorder, ca. 1700, Thomas Boekhout (Dutch), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ebony and ivory (89.4.912)
Spanish Music Hall, 1902, Everett Shinn (American), Oil on canvasboard (67.187.139)
The Spanish Singer, 1860, Édouard Manet (French), Oil on canvas (49.58.2)
Spinetta with Case, 1540, Unknown Maker, Venice, Italy, Wood and various other materials (53.6ab)
Square piano, 1853, Robert Nunns and John Clark, New York City, Various materials (06.1312)
Standard Bearer and Drummer, 1544, Hans Sebald Beham (German), Engraving (41.1.90)
Statuette of a seated harp player, ca. 2800–2700 B.C.; late Early Cycladic I–Early Cycladic II, Cycladic, Marble (47.100.1)
Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio, ca. 1479–82, Possibly designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian, Sienese); Executed by Giuliano da Maiano (Italian), Made in Gubbio, Italy, Walnut, beech, rosewood, oak, and fruitwoods on walnut base (39.153)
Study for Song, 1938, Henri Matisse (French), Charcoal on paper (2002.456.45)
Suona, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Rosewood, brass (89.4.20)
Sursanga, 19th century, India, Wood, pearl, ivory (46.34.79)
Suzu, 17th century, Miwa, Nara Prefecture, Japan, Wood, metal (89.4.94)
Tambura, 20th century, India, Gourd, wood, bone, ivory, steel (1986.470a)
Tanjore tambura (male), early 19th century, India, Gourd, wood, metal, bone (2008.141.2a,b)
Tenor Recorder in C, end of 16th century, Germany (?), Maple (89.4.3133)
Tenor recorder, ca. 1600, Bassano Workshop, Venice or London, Boxwood (2010.205)
Top of a bell in the form of a demon king or guardian, Eastern Javanese period, ca. second half of 12th–early 13th century, Indonesia (Java), Bronze (1987.142.17)
Trumpet (Fu), mid-20th century, New Guinea, Papua Province, Asmat people, Bamboo (1978.412.1022)
Tube Zither (Sesando or Sasandu), late 19th century, Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara, Timor Island, Bamboo, wood, palm leaves, metal wire (89.4.1489)
Two Men Contemplating the Moon, ca. 1825–30, Caspar David Friedrich (German), Oil on canvas (2000.51)
Two Young Girls at the Piano, 1892, Auguste Renoir (French), Oil on canvas (1975.1.201)
Ud, 1977, Les fils de Gamil Georges, Cairo, Mahogany, spruce, beech, plastic, abalone, brass, other materials (1982.143.1)
Vauxhall Gardens, 1785, Thomas Rowlandson (British), Engraving and aquatint by R. Pollard and F. Jukes, after Rowlandson (59.533.975)
Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565–70, Titian and Workshop (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas (36.29)
The Vine, 1921; revised 1923; this cast, 1924, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American), Bronze (27.66)
Viola d'amore, 18th century, Johannes Florenus Guidantus (Italian), Bologna, Italy, Spruce, maple (2009.41)
Viola da Gamba (Viol), 1680, Richard Meares (English), England (London), Wood (1982.324)
Violetta, 1701, Giovanni Grancino (Italian), Milan, Spruce, maple, ebony, ivory (2008.1)
Violin, 1669, Nicolò Amati (Italian), Cremona, Italy, Spruce, maple, other woods (1974.229)
Violin, ca. 1560, Andrea Amati (Italian), Italy (Cremona), Maple, spruce, various other materials (1999.26)
Violin, ca. 1625, England or Germany, Wood (1990.7)
Violin, ca. 1685, Joachim Tielke (German), Wood (1992.333)
Violin: "The Antonius," 1711,Antonio Stradivari (Italian), Cremona, Italy, Maple, spruce, ebony (34.86.1)
Violin: "The Francesca," 1694, Antonio Stradivari (Italian), Cremona, Italy, Maple, spruce, ebony, 1933 (34.86.2)
Violoncello Head, ca. 1670–80, School of Joachim Tielke (German), Maple (1998.458)
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)
Walking-Stick Flute/Oboe, ca. 1750–57, Georg Henrich Scherer (German), Germany (Butzbach), Narwhal tusk, ivory, gilt brass (2006.86a–c)
Wanderer in the Storm, 1835, Carl Julius von Leypold (German), Oil on canvas (2008.7)
Water Drum, 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Mindimbit village, Iatmul people, Wood, fiber (1979.206.1627)
Whistle, 19th century, British Columbia; Northwest Coast, Wood, pigment (89.4.2243)
Whistle, 19th century, United States, Wood, metal, feathers (89.4.2058)
A Woman Playing the Theorbo-Lute and a Cavalier, ca. 1658, Gerard ter Borch, the Younger (Dutch), Oil on wood (14.40.617)
Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662–63, Johannes Vermeer (Dutch), Oil on canvas (25.110.24)
The Woodshed, 1969, Romare Bearden (American), Cut and pasted paper, cloth, and pencil on Masonite (1970.19)
Xiao, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century, China, Fukien Province, Porcelain (1988.91)
Xun (ovoid ocarina), Han dynasty (206 B.C.–220 A.D.), China, Pottery (2005.14)
Yunluo ("cloud gong"), Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Bronze (89.4.15a)
Zhong (bell), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (5th–3rd century B.C.), China, Bronze (13.220.86)

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