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Works of Art (57)

Archlute, 1725, David Tecchler (German, active Rome), Italy (Rome), Spruce, ebony, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, various other materials (1988.87)
Armchair, 1868–70, Attributed to John Jelliff (American; firm active Newark, New Jersey), Rosewood, ash, mother-of-pearl (68.133.3)
Belt Ornament or Pendant, early 20th century, Probably western Kimberley Region, Western Australia, Pearl shell, ocher, hair (1979.206.1540)
Bracelet, late 19th–early 20th century, Nauruan people, Nauru, Caroline Islands, Fiber, coral beads, traces of feathers (1983.545.26)
Breastplate (Civanovonovo), early 19th century, Fiji (created by Tongan artists), Whale ivory, pearl shell, fiber (1978.412.746)
Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu), late 19th–early 20th century, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber (1979.206.1519)
Brooch and earrings, 1854–70, Tiffany & Company (American), Coral, gold (2000.564a-c)
Brooch, ca. 1900, Manufacturer: Georges Fouquet (French); Designer: Alphonse Mucha (Czech), Gold, enamel, mother-of-pearl, opal, emerald, colored stones, gold paint (2003.560)
Brooch, necklace, and hair comb, ca. 1905, Florence Koehler (American), Pearls, enamel, gold (pin only: sapphire, emeralds) (52.43.1-.3)
Cameo, ca. 1835, George W. Jamison (American), cameo cutter; William Rose (American), metalworker, Helmet-conch shell, enamel, gold (2000.562)
Chest, Joseon dynasty, 19th century, Korea, Lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, sharkskin, and brass-wire inlay, and brass fittings (63.121.1a,b)
Clothing box with peony scrolls, Joseon dynasty, 16th–17th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay(L.1996.47.131)
Cosmetic box, Joseon dynasty, 18th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay (L.1996.47.132)
Disk Brooch, 675–700, Frankish; Found in Niederbreisig, western Germany, Gold sheet with filigree and inlays of garnet, glass, and mother-of-pearl (17.193.83)
Division Viol, ca. 1720, School of Joachim Tielke (German), Wood, ivory, tortoise shell (89.4.956)
Étagère, mid-19th century, English, Black lacquered, painted, and gilded wood and papier-mâché, mother-of-pearl (1999.50.2)
Finger Ring with a Cross, 450–525, Frankish, Gold sheet with filigree and granulation, cloisonné cells inset with garnet and mother-of-pearl (17.192.229)
Fish Hacha, 7th–10th century, Mexico, Veracruz, Stone, shell, pigment (1978.412.151)
Flintlock Gun, ca. 1620, Made by Pierre Le Bourgeois (died 1627), French (Lisieux), Steel, chiseled, blued, and gilded; wood, inlaid with silver, brass, and engraved mother-of-pearl; brass-gilt (1972.223)
Fortissimo screen, 1925–26, Jean Dunand (French, born Switzerland); Séraphin Soudbinine (French, born Russia), Lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl (50.102.4)
Friction Drum (Lunet or Livika), late 19th–early 20th century, New Ireland, Wood, shell (1979.206.1477)
Funerary Carving (Malagan), late 19th–early 20th century, Northern New Ireland, Wood, paint, shell opercula (1979.206.1474)
Funerary Carving (Malagan), late 19th–early 20th century, Northern New Ireland, Wood, paint, shell, resin (2007.215.2)
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)
Incense container, Goryeo dynasty, 10th–12th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay (over pigment) and brass wires (25.215.41a,b)
Mandolino, ca. 1710–20, Attributed to Giovanni Smorsone (Italian), Rome, Ebony, ivory, rosewood, mother-of-pearl (2008.2a,b)
Mask (Buk, Krar, or Kara), mid- to late 19th century, Torres Strait Islander people, Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait, Australia, Turtle shell, wood, fiber, feathers, shell (1978.412.1510)
Mirror, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk, chenille, purl, shells, wood, beads, mica, bird feathers, coral; detached buttonhole variations, long-and-short, satin, couching stitches, and knots (64.101.1332)
Necklace, 1845–50, Maker unknown, American, Seed pearls, mother-of-pearl, horsehair, silk, yellow gold (2003.350.2)
Nose ornament with intertwined serpents, 2nd–3rd century, Peru; Moche, Gold, silver, shell (1979.206.1225)
Ornamental mask, 1st–3rd century, Peru; Moche, Silvered copper, shell (1980.563.18)
Pair of Earflare Frontals, 7th–8th century, Guatemala; Maya, Shell (1995.489a,b)
Pair of Earflares, 3rd–7th century, Peru, Moche, Gold, turquoise, sodalite, shell (66.196.40,.41)
Pair of stirrups, late 16th–early 17th century, Japan, Iron, lacquer, and mother-of-pearl (2008.120.1, 2008.120.2)
Parure: Tiara, Brooch, and Necklace, mid-19th century, Luigi Saulini (Italian), Rome, Onyx; all mounted in gold (40.20.55a–c)
Pendant (Ulute or Papafita), 19th–early 20th century, Possibly Malaita Island, Solomon Islands, Tridacna shell, pigment (1999.47.21)
Pendant Figure, 2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D., Mexico; Colima, Shell (spondylus) (1985.260)
Pendant Fragment (Marremarre Lagelag or Buni), 19th–early 20th century, Marshallese people, Arno Island, Marshall Islands, Tridacna shell (1983.545.19)
Pendant with Serpent Design, 13th–14th century, Mississippian peoples; Tennessee, Shell (1979.206.446)
Pendant, ca. 1901, René-Jules Lalique (French), French (Paris), Gold, enamel, opal, pearl, diamonds (1991.164)
Picnic basket, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Zitan wood with metal corner mounts, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and semiprecious stones (1977.262a-g)
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)
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)
Seated Figure, late 19th–early 20th century, Satawan Island, Caroline Islands, Wood, shell, traces of paint and resin (2003.8)
Set of pruning tools, 1575–1600, French; Moulins, Steel, partly gilded, and mother-of-pearl (64.101.1470–.1476)
Shield (Grere'o [?]), early to mid-19th century, Solomon Islands, shield: probably New Georgia or Guadalcanal Island, inlay: possibly Santa Isabel Island, Fiber, parinarium nut paste, chambered nautilus shell, pigment (1978.412.730)
Side Blown Trumpet, late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Wood, shell, hair, fiber (1980.262)
Stationery Box, Joseon dynasty, 15th century, Korea, Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay (L.1992.62.3a,b)
Still Life with a Nautilus, Panther Shell, and Chip-Wood Box, ca. 1630, Sébastien Stoskopff (Alsatian), Oil on canvas (2002.68)
Still Life with Flowers, a Snail, and Insects, 1589, Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish), Watercolor, gouache, and shell gold on vellum (2008.110)
Tent Divider (Te Saqwit), 19th–20th century, Sudan; Beja peoples, Cotton, leather, beads, cowrie shells, palm leaf (1996.455)
Titleholder Hat (Laket Mishiing), 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kuba peoples, Raffia palm fibers, beads, metal (1974.83.14)
Triton Sounding a Conch Shell, ca. 1597–1602, Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese), Black chalk on blue paper (1970.15)
Walking dress, ca. 1860, American, Silk, mother-of-pearl (C.I.69.33.4a–d)
Wheel-lock Rifle, ca. 1680–90, Johann Michael Maucher (German), German (Schwäbisch Gmünd), Engraved steel; wood, inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl (42.50.8)
Woman's Valuable (Tolúk), late 19th–early 20th century, Belauan people, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands, Turtle shell (1978.412.756)