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Works of Art (22)

Ancestral Shrine Figure, 13th–14th century; Mississippian, Mississippian peoples; Tennessee, Quartz sandstone (1979.206.476)
Block from a relief depicting a battle, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, possibly the reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427–1400 B.C., From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Temple of Ramesses IV, foundation (reused), MMA 1912–1913, Sandstone, paint (13.180.21)
Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), Northern Qi dynasty, ca. 550–60, Shanxi Province, China, Sandstone with pigments (65.29.4)
Calligraphic roundel inscribed Ya'aziz (Oh Mighty!), late 16th–early 17th century, India, Deccan, Hyderabad, Sandstone, carved, traces of pigment (1985.240.1)
Chamunda, the Horrific Destroyer of Evil, 10th–11th century, India, Madhya Pradesh, Sandstone (1989.121)
Colossal statue of Mentuhotep II, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, ca. 2051–2000 B.C., Egyptian, Painted sandstone (26.3.29)
Deity Figure (Zemí), 13th–15th century, Dominican Republic; Taino, Sandstone (1979.206.1209)
Head of a Cleric, ca. 1450–60, Eastern France, Red sandstone (47.42)
Head of Amenhotep I, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep I, ca. 1525–1504 B.C., Egyptian, Sandstone (26.3.30a)
Head of an Apostle, ca. 1280–1300, Upper Rhineland, probably Strasbourg, Red sandstone (2004.453)
Jali screen (one of a pair), second half of 16th century; Mughal, Probably from Fatehpur Sikri, India, Carved red sandstone (1993.67.2)
Relief of Queen Nefertiti, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, ca. 1352–1336 B.C., Egyptian; from Upper Egypt, Thebes, probably Karnak Sandstone (61.117)
Relief with palace attendant, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian; from Egypt, Sandstone (65.129)
Standard Bearer, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Sandstone (62.47)
Standing Buddha Offering Protection, late 5th century, India (Uttar Pradesh, Mathura), Red sandstone (1979.6)
Standing female figure wearing a strap and a necklace, 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.; Bronze Age, Southwestern Arabia, Sandstone, quartzite (1998.380)
Stela with a four-armed Vishnu, 10th–11th century, India, Punjab, Sandstone (68.46)
Stele with Buddha Dipankara (Randeng), Northern Wei dynasty, dated 489–495, Shanxi Province, China, Sandstone with pigment 65.29.3)
Temple of Dendur, Roman period, reign of Augustus Caesar, ca. 15 B.C., Egyptian; from Nubia, Dendur, Sandstone (68.154)
Virgin and Child, ca. 1425–1430, Nuremberg, Sandstone with polychromy (1986.340)
Virgin, ca. 1250, Alsace, Strasbourg (modern France), Sandstone with original paint and gilding (47.101.11)
Yaksha, Shunga period, ca. 50 B.C., India, Madhya Pradesh, Sandstone (1988.354)