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Plant Motif

Plant Motif

Works of Art (82)

Jain Siddha Bahubali, Entwined with Forest Vines, late 6th–7th century, India (Karnataka), Copper Alloy (1987.142.339)
Amulet case, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia, Silver, glass (2006.544.9)
Androgyn III, 1985, Magdalena Abakanowicz (Polish), Burlap, resin, wood, nails, string (1986.221a,b)
"Antioch Chalice," first half of 6th century, Byzantine; Made in Antioch or Kaper Koraon (?), Silver, silver-gilt (50.4)
Bath scraper, 12th–13th century, Iran, Earthenware; unglazed, molded in relief (26.102.7)
Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons, Momoyama period, early 17th century, Kano School, Japan, Pair of six-fold screens; color on gold-leafed paper (1987.342.1,2)
Bottle, Goryeo dynasty, 13th–14th century, Korea, Stoneware with inlaid decoration of chrysanthemums under celadon glaze (27.119.6)
Bowl with green, yellow, and brown splashed decoration, 10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan, Well in Room 2, Lower Level, Earthenware; white slip, incised and splashed with polychrome glazes under transparent glaze (sgraffito ware) (38.40.137)
Bowl, 1881–83, Made by the Faience Manufacturing Company, Painted and glazed earthenware (L.1991.45.2)
Casket, 11th–12th century, Probably southern Italy or Sicily, Ivory (17.190.241)
Chasuable, 17th century, Turkey, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (06.1210)
Covered vase, 1886–90, Made by the Faience Manufacturing Company, New York City, Earthenware (1981.432.4.)
Cranes, Peach Tree, and Chinese Roses, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), After Shen Nanpin (Shen Quan) (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (1975.268.81)
[Dandelion Seeds], 1858 or later, William Henry Fox Talbot (British7), Photogravure (photoglyphic engraving from a copper plate) (2004.111)
Dish in the Shape of a Leaf, Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century, China, Silver with parcel gilding (1974.268.11)
Dish with design of peonies, 15th century, Vietnam, Stoneware with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration (1989.157)
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)
Ewer, 1886–90, Made by the Faience Manufacturing Company, Earthenware (1984.424)
Folio from the Kevorkian Album, ca. 1540, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (
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 (
Glass bottle shaped like a bunch of grapes, Late Imperial, 3rd century A.D., Roman, Glass, blown in a three-part mold (X.21.190)
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 (
Goa stone container with stone and stand, late 17th–early 18th century, India (Goa or western India), Container and stand; worked gold; Goa stone: organic and inorganic material, gilded (2004.244a–c)
Grapevine and Squirrels, Joseon dynasty, early 19th century, Korea, Hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper (1987.195)
Grapevine in the Wind, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), Unidentified artist (16th century), Korea, Hanging scroll, ink on silk (1994.439)
Ink tablet with peach tree, Ming dynasty, dated 1576, China, Black ink (30.76.197)
Ivy textile, 1883–1900, Associated Artists (New York City), Printed cotton velvet (28.70.1)
Large Jar, Joseon dynasty, second half of 15th century, Korea, Stoneware with sgrafitto decoration of peonies under buncheong glaze (16.122.1)
Leys jar with peanut plant, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period, late 15th century, China, Porcelain painted in underglaze blue (1986.208.1)
Loom width with serrated leaf design, ca. 1600–1625, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (52.20.17)
Mask, 10th–6th century B.C., Mexico; Olmec, Jadeite (1977.187.33)
Medallion, mid-Imperial, late 2nd–early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Terracotta; Rhône valley ware (17.194.2125)
Mold for a cornflower pendant, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian; from Middle Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten), inc. el-Hagg Qandil, Town manufactories, Petrie/Carter 1891–92, Pottery (21.9.43)
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 (
Noh costume (atsuita) with clouds and hexagons, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Silk twill damask with silk brocading wefts and supplementary weft patterning in metallic thread (19.88.3)
Noh costume (chôken) with water plants and mulberry leaves, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Silk gauze (ro) brocaded with metallic thread (32.30.4)
Noh costume (surihaku) with water, water plants, and leaves, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Gold leaf on plain-weave silk (58.97.1)
Oil bottle, Goryeo dynasty, late 12th century, Korea, Stoneware with reverse inlaid decoration of peonies under celadon glaze (17.175.9)
Pair of flower style doors, 17th century, India, Wood (2009.376a,b)
Papyrus column amulet, Late Period, Dynasty 26–29, ca. 664–332 B.C., Egyptian, Faience (26.7.1036)
Papyrus Marsh, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427–1400 B.C., Egyptian; original from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Qenamun (TT 93), Color facsimile by Hugh R. Hopgood, Tempera on paper (30.4.60)
Peach-shaped cup with saucer, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Jade (jadeite) (02.18.433a,b)
Plate, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century, Syria, glass, free blown, enameled and gilded, tooled on the pontil (91.1.1533)
Plum Branch, Joseon dynasty, 1888, Yi Yuwon (Korean), Hanging scroll, ink on paper (1990.230)
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 (
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)
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 (
Pyxis depicting Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, Ayyubid period (1169–1260), mid-13th century, Syria, Brass, hammered, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (1971.39a,b)
Rectangular tray with Daoist Immortals, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; basketry sides (2006.238)
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 (
Roundel with Amazons and a cross, 7th–9th century (?), Egypt or Syria (?), Weft-faced compound twill (samite) in green, beige, and brownish silk(1987.442.5)
Set of pruning tools, 1575–1600, French; Moulins, Steel, partly gilded, and mother-of-pearl (64.101.1470–.1476)
Shoulao, God of Longevity, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662–1722), China, Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels (14.40.212)
Silk fragment with a rosebush, deer, and flower pattern, late 17th–early 18th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread; compound twill weave, brocaded (49.32.99)
Small Motifs of Insects and Plants, 1596, Georg Herman (German), Blackwork and engraving (42.86.4[8])
Snow Flowers, 1951, Henri Matisse (French), Watercolor and gouache on cut and pasted papers (1999.363.46)
Spot sampler, mid-17th century, English, Linen canvas worked with silk and metal thread; stitches include tent, cross, back, plaited braid, detached buttonhole, knots, and laidwork (64.101.1328)
Stained-Glass Window, with Grisaille Decoration, ca. 1325, French; From the abbey church of Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France, Pot-metal and colorless glass, with silver stain and vitreous paint (1984.199.1–11 and 48.183.2)
Statuette of a Hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1991–1783 B.C., Egyptian; Middle Egypt, Meir, Faience (17.9.1)
Still Garden, 2011, Afruz Amighi (American, born Iran, 1974), Pe-cap and Plexiglas, (2011.427)
Still Life with a Ginger Jar and Eggplants, 1893–94, Paul Cézanne (French), Oil on canvas (61.101.4)
Study of a Tree Trunk, Roelandt Savery (Flemish), Graphite, charcoal dipped in oil, brush and gray wash, red chalk (1999.223)
Sycamore Fig Leaves, 1924–25 season, Harry Burton (English), The Egyptian Expedition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gelatin silver print (M6C 480)
Table carpet fragment, late 16th century, English, Canvas worked with wool and silk thread; tent stitch (54.7.8)
Tapestry with immortal holding a peach, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), China, Silk tapestry (kesi) (26.114.4)
Textile Fragment, 6th–7th century, Iraq or Syria, Silk (15.109)
Tile frieze, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), second half of 13th century, Iran, Kashan, stonepaste, molded, in-glaze painted in blue and turquoise, luster painted on an opaque white glaze (10.9.1)
The Tree of Life, first half of 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches (64.101.1305)
Tree, 1935, Arthur Dove (American), Watercolor, tempera, brush and ink on paper (49.70.96)
Two Birds on a Wintry Tree, Song dynasty, 13th century, Formerly Attributed to Lidi (Chinese), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk (1989.363.15)
Two Panels of an Ivory Diptych Announcing the Consulship of Justinian, 521, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.52, 53)
Tympanum, late 14th–early 15th century; Golden Horde, Daghestan region, Caucasus (probably Kubachi), Carved stone with traces of paint (38.96)
Unicorn in Captivity, ca. 1495–1505, South Netherlandish, Wool warp, wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts (37.80.6)
Unwan: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58), ca. 1630–40, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (

Unwan: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58), ca. 1630–40, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (
Vase with immortals offering the peaches of longevity, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662–1722), China, Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels (14.40.331)
Vase with peaches, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, 18th century, China, Porcelain with overglaze enamels (17.120.194)
Vase, 1883, Edward Lycett (American), Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration and gilding (L.1991.74.1)
Vase, Coptic period (3rd–12th century), 8th century, Egypt, Ceramic, painted, unglazed (23.2.74)
Velvet cushion cover (yastik), ca. 1600, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, cotton, metal-wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (17.120.123)
Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded (12.72.5)
The Vine, 1921; revised 1923; this cast, 1924, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American), Bronze (27.66)
Woman's jacket, ca. 1616, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; detached buttonhole variations, wrapped ladder stitch, straight, knot, chain, and satin stitches, metal bobbin lace (23.170.1)