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Rock Crystal

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Works of Art (22)

Belt Buckle, buckle ca. 500, tongue ca. 500–600, Eastern Germanic (buckle) and Byzantine (tongue), Rock crystal, gold foil (1995.54)
Cylinder seal with schematic workers, 3300–2900 B.C.; Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr period, Southern Mesopotamia, Rock crystal (1985.143)
Dish in the Form of a Temple, 3rd–5th century, Roman or Byzantine; Found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa), Rock crystal (55.135.5)
Flask in the shape of a mango, mid-17th century,India, Rock crystal with insets of gold, enamel, rubies, and emeralds (1993.18)
Fragment of a Bowl, 3rd–5th century, Roman or Byzantine; found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa), Rock crystal (55.135.7)
Locket, 1706, Boston, Gold, hair, crystal (2000.532)
Plaque: Hercules Overcoming the Centaur Nessus, ca. 1570–80, Annibale Fontana (Italian, Milanese), Rock crystal in enameled gold frame of later date (32.100.237)
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix, second quarter of 13th century, France, Limousin, Church of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, Gilded silver, rock crystal, gems, glass, originally over walnut core with silver leaf and gesso on interior (17.190.352a,b)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1180, Made in Limoges, France, Silver gilt, rock crystal, glass cabochons; wood core (2002.18)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1366–1400, Italian, the Marches, Translucent enamel, silver, gilded silver, rock crystal, glass, and iron (17.190.498)
Reliquary of Mary Magdalene, 14th and 15th century, Made in Tuscany, Italy, Gilded copper, gilded silver, rock crystal, verre églomisé (17.190.504)
Saltcellar, mid-13th century, French; Made in Paris, Gold, rock crystal, emeralds, pearls, spinel or balas rubies (1983.434)
Seated Crowned and jeweled Buddha, Pala period, late 10th century; Kurkihar style, Bihar, India, Bronze with silver, lapis lazuli, and rock-crystal inlays (1993.311 ab)
Set of jewelry, early 5th century B.C.; late Archaic, Etruscan, Gold, glass, rock crystal, agate, carnelian (40.11.7-.18)
Spoon, Julio-Claudian, first half of 1st century A.D., Roman, Rock crystal and silver (2000.1)
Statuette of a Dolphin, 3rd–5th century, Roman or Byzantine; Found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa), Rock crystal (55.135.9)
Support for an oblong water basin, 2nd century A.D.,Roman, Porphyry (1992.11.70)
Watch in the form of a Lesser George,Movement by Nicholas Vallin (Flemish), Case: gold, partly enameled, and rock crystal; Dial: gold, partly enameled, with gilded-brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1475)
Watch, ca. 1630–40, Movement by Johann Possdorffer, or Poestdorffer (Bohemian or German), Case: rock crystal and gold, partly enameled; Dial: painted enamel on gold, with a single gold hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1525)
Watch, ca. 1650–60, Movement by Charles Bobinet (Swiss), Case: pink agate, mounted in enameled gold; Dial: painted enamel with a single gilded-brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1617)
Watch, ca. 1650–60, Movement by Jean Rousseau the Younger (Swiss), Case: rock crystal mounted in gilded brass; Dial: silver, with single gilded brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1014)
Watch, ca. 1660–70, Movement by F. L. Meybom, or Maybon; case attributed to Isaac Bergeron, dit d'Argent (French), Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver; Case: blued steel, gilded brass, rock crystal, silver, and diamonds; Dial: painted enamel and basse-taille enamel on gold, with a single gold hand (17.190.1600)