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Works of Art (220)

The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1465, Justus of Ghent (Joos van Wassenhove) (Netherlandish), Distemper on canvas (41.190.21)
Adoration of the Magi, Netherlandish (Antwerp Mannerist) Painter, ca. 1520, Oil on wood (21.132.2)
Aegis Pendant, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Benin, Udo (?), Brass (1979.206.301)
Album leaf with a Shici invocation, 17th century, India (Deccan or Kashmir), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1986.109.2)
Alexander Visits the Sage Plato in His Mountain Cave: Folio from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, Mughal period (1526–1858), 1597–98, Attributed to Basawan, India, Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; margins: gold on dyed paper (13.228.30)
Altar Bell: Portuguese Face, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (cast) (1991.17.85)
Altar Ring, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin (?), Brass (1991.17.134a, b)
The Angel Surush Rescues Khusrau Parviz: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1530–35, Attributed to Muzaffar cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.73)
Armband, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Ijebu subgroup, Brass (1979.206.302)
Astrolabe of 'Umar ibn Yusuf ibn 'Umar ibn 'Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari, Rasulid period (1228–1454), dated A.H. 690 / A.D. 1291, Yemen, brass, cast and hammered, pierced, chased, inlaid with silver (91.1.535a–h)
Astronomical Table Clock, second quarter of 16th century, German; Made in Augsburg, Case of gilt bronze and gilt brass; movement of gilt brass and steel (17.190.747)
Astronomicum Caesareum, 1540, Michael Ostendorfer (German); Written by Petrus Apianus (German), Hand-colored woodcuts (25.17)
Bahram Gur Pins the Coupling Onagers: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mir Sayyid cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.62)
Bamboo in Wind, Ming dynasty, ca. 1460, Xia Chang, China, Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1989.235.1)
"Barbute" sallet, ca. 1470–80, Italian (Milan), Steel (04.3.232)
Basin of Sultan Qaytbay, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1468–96, Egypt or Syria, brass, inlaid with silver (91.1.565)
Beaker ("Monkey Cup"), ca. 1425–1450, South Netherlandish; Made in Burgundian Territories, Silver, silver-gilt, painted enamel (52.50)
Bell: Horse Head, 19th–20th century, Nigeria; Lower Niger (?), Brass, iron (1991.17.140)
The Besotted Iranian Camp Attacked by Night: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi (active ca. 1525–65), directed by Aqa Mirak (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.36)
Binding: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Tooled and stamped leather on paper, gold, opaque watercolor (63.210.67)
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)
Birth of the Buddha, Muromachi period, ca. 1400, Unidentified artist, Japan, Section of a wall panel; ink, color, and gold on silk (1993.478.1)
Bodhisattva Manjushri as Tikshna-Manjushri (Minjie Wenshu Pusa), Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403–24), China, Gilt brass, lost-wax cast (2001.59)
Book of Prayers, Sura Yasin and Surat al-Fath, dated A.H. 1132/A.D. 1719–20, Calligraphy: Ahmad Nairizi (Persian), Illumination: Attributed to Muhammad Hadi, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper; lacquer binding (2003.239)
Bottle, ca. 1862, Attributed to Christopher Dresser (British), Bone china (1996.94)
Bottle, late 13th century; Mamluk, Probably Syria, Greenish colorless glass, free-blown, enameled, and gilded; tooled on the pontil; red, blue, green, yellow, purple, brown, pink, white, gray blue, and black enamels; and gold (41.150)
Bottle, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Stonepaste, luster painted on opaque blue glaze, silver (30.95.158)
Bowl, Geometric Pattern, 19th–20th century; Fulani, Fulani people; Mali, western Sudan, Wood (1977.394.31)
Box with a lid, 15th century; Mamluk, Syria, Brass, engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.538)
Box, ca. 1875, French, Gold and enamel (2002.258)
Bracelet, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Owo subgroup, Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay (1991.17.138)
Bracelets: Crocodile Heads, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, gilt (1991.17.80, 81)
Brazier of Sultan al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), second half of 13th century, Egypt, Brass, cast, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.540)
Brocade, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread (59.58)
Buffaloes in Combat, late 16th century; Mughal, Attributed to Miskin, India, Ink and colors on paper (1983.258)
The Burial of Punchinello, ca. 1800, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venetian), Pen and brown ink, brown and yellow wash, over black chalk (1975.1.473)
Carpet with a compartment design, Safavid period (1501–1722), first half of 16th century, Iran, silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (10.61.3)
Carpet with palm trees, ibexes, and birds, Mughal period (1526–1858), late 16th–early 17th century, Present-day Pakistan, Lahore, Cotton (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (17.190.858)
Carpet, 16th century, Probably Turkey, Animal hair (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile (69.267)
Carpet, 17th century, Turkey, Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile (08.173.13)
Carpet, 18th century, Turkey, Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile (1974.149.15)
Celestial Globe with Clockwork, dated 1579, Movement by Gerhard Emmoser (Austrian), Made in Vienna, Austria, Case of silver, partly gilt, and gilt brass; movement of brass and steel (17.190.636)
Celestial Map of the Northern Sky, 1515, Albrecht Dürer (German), Woodcut (51.537.1)
Celestial Map of the Southern Sky, 1515, Albrecht Dürer (German), Woodcut (51.537.2)
Chand Bibi Hawking with Attendants in a Landscape, ca. 1700; Mughal, India, Opaque watercolors, gold, and silver on card-weight paper (1999.403)
Chasuable, 17th century, Turkey, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (06.1210)
The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper (63.210.11)
Covered cup, ca. 1565–70, Chinese with English mounts, Hard paste and silver gilt (68.141.125a,b)
Covered punchbowl with platter, ca. 1745, Chinese for the Swedish market, Hard paste; Punchbowl (40.133.1a,b–.2)
Covered tureen, early 19th century, Chinese for the American market, Hard paste (51.86.334a,b)
Crucifix, 16th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass, wood (1999.295.8)
Crucifix, early 17th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass (1999.295.4)
Crucifixion with Donors and Saints Peter and Margaret, ca. 1525–27, Cornelis Engebrechtsz (Netherlandish), Oil on wood (88.3.88)
Cup, Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period (1465–1487), China, Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels (1987.85)
Dado panel, first half of 15th century; Mamluk, Egypt, Polychrome marble mosaic (1970.327.8)
Dining room from Lansdowne House, London, 18th century, Robert Adam (English), Wood, plaster, and stone (32.12)
Dinner, tea, and coffee service, 1785–90, Chinese for the American market, Hard paste (10.149.1–.248)
Dish with "kaleidoscope" design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1580–85, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze (1991.172)
Dish with scalloped rim, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Cloisonné (1993.338)
Dish, 19th century, Joseph-Théodore Deck (French, Earthenware with underglaze and enamel polychrome decoration ("Persian" faience) (1985.225)
Dish, ca. 1735–40, Chinese for the Scottish market, Hard paste (62.187.1)
Dish, early 17th century, Chinese for the European market, Hard paste (1995.268.1)
Dish, Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period (1488–1505), China, Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with yellow, overglaze enamels (19.28.10)
Dish, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste, painted in turquoise and two hues of blue under transparent glaze (14.40.727)
The Div Akvan Throws Rustam into the Sea: Folio 158v of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1660s, Signed by Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1630–97), Iran, probably Isfahan, Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper (1974.290.43)
Double-Sided Gospel Leaf, first half of 14th century, Ethiopia; Tigray region, Tempera on parchment (2006.100)
Dragon Pine, Ming dynasty, ca. 1400, Wu Boli (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1984.475.3)
Dragon wrapped around featherlike saz leaves, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1550–70, Turkey, Istanbul, Main support: ink on paper, border: gold, ink, and opaque watercolor on paper (2000.424)
Dragon-handled jug with inscription, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 15th–first quarter of 16th century, present-day Afghanistan, probably Herat, brass, cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound (91.1.607)
Eagle Pendant, 11th–16th century, Costa Rica (Chiriquí), Cast gold (1977.187.22)
Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden, Ming dynasty, ca. 1437, After Xie Huan, China, Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1989.141.3)
Elephant Clock: Leaf from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari, Detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, 715 A.H. / 1315 A.D.; Mamluk, Abu’l Izz Ismacil al-Jazari, Author, Probably Syria, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.23)
Ewer, Ming dynasty, Zhengde period, ca. 1520, Chinese for the Portuguese market, Hard paste (61.196)
Ewost'atéwos and Eight Disciples, late 17th century, Ethiopia, Wood, tempera (2006.98)
The Feast of Sada: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.2)
Field Ensign, ca. 1500; Mamluk, Syria, Steel (36.25.1961)
Figure Pendant, 10th–16th century, Colombia (Tairona), Cast gold (69.7.10)
Flask in the shape of a mango, mid-17th century,India, Rock crystal with insets of gold, enamel, rubies, and emeralds (1993.18)
Footed bowl and plate, Mughal period (1526–1858), first half of 18th century, India, Glass, opalescent white, blown, bowl with applied stem and blown applied foot, fired silver and gold decoration (2000.490a,b)
Fragment of a kaftan back, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, taqueté (seraser) (52.20.15)
Fragmentary cenotaph cover with Qur'anic calligraphy, 17th–18th century, Turkey, Silk; lampas; (32.100.460)
Fragmentary loom width with ogival pattern, ca. 1570–80, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (49.32.79)
Fragmentary loom width with wavy-vine pattern, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1565–80, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, lampas (kemha) (52.20.21)
Fragmentary silk velvet with repeating tiger-stipe and cintamani design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), second half of 15th century, Turkey, Bursa, silk, metal-wrapped thread, cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (08.109.23)
Frog Ornaments, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico (Mixtec/Aztec), Cast gold (1998.39.1–.20)
Garden of the Unsuccessful Politician, Ming dynasty, dated 1551, Wen Zhengming (Chinese), Album of eight paintings with facing pages of calligraphy; ink on paper (1979.458.1)
Gibbons, Muromachi period (1392–1573), Sesson Shukei (Japanese), Pair of six-panel screens; ink on paper (1992.8.1,2)
The Girandola at the Castel Sant'Angelo, ca. 1783, Francesco Piranesi (Italian) and Louis-Jean Desprez (French), Etching with hand-coloring (69.510)
The Great Abu Sa'ud Teaching Law: Folio from the Divan of Mahmud 'Abd al-Baqi, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (25.83.9)
Head of an Oba (King), 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.2)
Head of an Oba (King), 19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, iron (1991.17.3)
Head of an Oba, 16th century (ca. 1550), Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1979.206.86)
Helmet (backview), 16th century, Spanish, Yellow straw with applied ornament of cut velvet (32.132)
Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto), 16th century; Momoyama period, Japanese, Lacquered iron (36.25.81)
Helmet, mid-16th century; Ottoman period, Turkish, Steel, damascened with gold (04.3.456a)
The Holy Family, ca. 1510–20, Jan Gossart (Netherlandish), Pen and two colors of light brown ink, over remains of black chalk, on vellum (2001.190)
Holy Virgins Greeted by Christ as They Enter the Gates of Paradise: Leaf from the Breviary of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York, ca. 1467–70, Simon Marmion (French), Tempera and gold leaf on parchment (1975.1.2477)
Hungarian-style Shield, ca. 1500–1550, Eastern European, Wood, leather, gesso, polychromy (49.57.1)
Imaginary View of Venice (undivided plate), 1741, Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian, Venetian), Italian, Etching (1973.634)
Incense holder, late 16th–early 17th century, Zhu Sansong, China, Bamboo (1995.271)
Inkpot of Emperor Jahangir, 1618–19; Mughal, India, Dark green nephrite jade, mounted in gold (29.145.2)
The Iranians Mourn the Death of Farud and Jarira: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mirza Muhammad Qabahat, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.35)
Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1530, Attributed to Qasim, ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.51)
Ivory Spoon, 16th century, Sierra Leone; Sapi-Portuguese, Ivory (1979.206.116)
Jali screen (one of a pair), second half of 16th century; Mughal, Probably from Fatehpur Sikri, India, Carved red sandstone (1993.67.2)
Jar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century, Syria, Stonepaste, polychrome painted under transparent glaze (91.1.130)
Jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522–1566), China, Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels (17.127.2)
Jar, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435), China, Porcelain painted in underglaze blue (37.191.1)
Jerkin, ca. 1580, Spanish, Brown silk voided velvet trimmed with metallic bobbin lace (26.196)
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768), ca. 1777, Anton Raphael Mengs (German), Oil on canvas (48.141)
Judith with the Head of Holofernes, ca. 1530, Lucas Cranach the Elder (German), Oil on wood (11.15)
Kaftan, second half of 17th–early 18th century, Turkey, Silk, metal-wrapped threat; taquet&eactue; (seraser); back piece (2003.416a-e)
Kashan carpet, second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iranian; Attributed to Kashan, Iran, Pile weave, silk pile on silk foundation (14.40.721)
Kay Kavus Airborne: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi and cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.21)
Khorasan-type carpet fragment, late 16th or early 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Cotton and silk (foundation), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile (2001.54)
Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi, dated 1498; Ottoman, Turkey (probably Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (69.27)
Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj: Folio from the Harivamsa (Legend of Hari [Krishna]), Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1590–95, Present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (28.63.1)
Lamentation, ca. 1510–20, Attributed to Jan de Beer (Netherlandish), Pen and black ink, over traces of black chalk (2001.189)
Lamentation, recto and verso, early 1470s, Simon Marmion (French), Oil and tempera(?) on oak panel (1975.1.128)
Last Judgment, ca. 1520–25, Joos van Cleve (Netherlandish), Oil on wood (40.174.1)
Last Supper, triptych, 1515–20, Netherlandish (Antwerp Mannerist) Painter, Oil on wood (17.190.18a–c)
Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman, Probably Turkey, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (32.131)
Leaf from the Razmnama, ca. 1616–17; Mughal, period of Jahangir, India, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (55.121.30)
Lidded Bowl, 17th–18th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Owo subgroup, Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay (1991.17.126a, b)
Lidded Gourd Container, 16th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.66)
Lidded Saltcellar, 15th–16th century, Sierra Leone; Sapi-Portuguese, Ivory (1991.435a,b)
Lizard, ca. 1887, Emmanuel Frémiet (French), Stoneware, glazed (2003.280)
Loom width with floral and tiger-stripe design, 16th century, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha); (44.41.3)
Loom width with serrated leaf design, ca. 1600–1625, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (52.20.17)
"Lotto" Carpet, 16th century, Turkey, Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile (08.167.1)
Mary of Burgundy, Tyrol(?), 1528, Master H.A. or A.H., Oil on conifer panel (1975.1.137)
Masquerade Element (Omama): Ram's Head, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Owo subgroup, Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay (1991.17.123)
Medallion with Return from a Spring Outing, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 16th–early 17th century, China, Ivory (1993.176)
Mirror with split-leaf palmette design inlaid with gold, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 16th century, Turkey, probably Bursa or Istanbul, Iron, inlaid with gold, ivory (1972.24)
Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh: An Allegory of the Dinteville Family, 1537, Master of the Dinteville Allegory (Netherlandish or French), Oil on wood (50.70)
Mosque-lamp-shaped vessel with Arabic inscriptions, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 1525–40, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste, painted in blue under transparent glaze (59.69.3)
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 (55.121.10.13)
Orchids and Rocks, Muromachi period (1392–1573), Gyokuen Bompo (Japanese), Japan, Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1975.268.38)
Ornamental drawing of a dragon, mid-16th century; Ottoman, Attributed to Shah Quli, Turkey (Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.26)
Page from an Album of Calligraphies of Prophetic Traditions (Hadith), ca. 1500; Ottoman, Signed by Hamdullah ibn Mustafa Dede, Turkey (Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper; marbled paper, leather binding (1982.120.3)
Pair of Earflares with Multifigure Scene, 12th–15th century, Peru (Chimú), Hammered gold (1991.419.67,.68)
Pectoral Ornament: Face, 15th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, iron (1991.17.50)
Pendant Icon, 17th–18th century, Ethiopia; Amharic, Wood, tempera paint (1997.81.1)
Pierced globe, Mamluk period (1250–1517), late 13th–early 14th century, Syria, Damascus, Brass, spun and turned, pierced, chased, inlaid with gold, silver, and black compound (17.190.2095a,b)
Pilgrim flask, ca. 1500–1525, Venice, Free-blown glass, enameled and gilded (1975.1.1167)
Planting Chrysanthemums, Ming dynasty Lu Zhi (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and pale color on paper (1986.266.3)
Plaque: Portuguese with Manillas, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, iron (1991.17.13)
Plate, ca. 1739–43, Chinese for the English market, Hard paste (1978.196)
Plate, ca. 1784–85, Chinese for the American market, Hard paste (17.73)
"Polonaise" carpet, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Isfahan or Kashan, Cotton (warp and weft), silk (weft and pile), metal-wrapped thread; asymmetrically knotted pile, brocaded (50.190.1)
Portland Vase, early 19th century, Josiah Wedgwood (British), Jasper (94.4.172)
Portrait medallion of Süleyman the Magnificent, after 1521, Probably Venice, Bronze (18.70.8)
Portrait of a Noblewoman, Probably Isabella of Portugal (1397–1472), mid-15th century, Netherlandish Painter, Oil on wood (50.145.15)
Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1760–65, Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian, Roman), Oil on canvas (03.37.1)
Portrait of an Old Lady, Zude, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (59.49.2)
Portrait of the Artist's Great Grand Uncle Yizhai at the Age of Eighty-Five, Ming dynasty, dated xiyou (1561 or 1621), Zude, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (59.49.1)
Prayer carpet, late 16th century; Ottoman, Attributed to Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey, Pile weave, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation (22.100.51)
Preparations for a Hunt, ca. 1680; Mughal, India, Opaque watercolor on paper (2005.235a)
Prince and Ladies in a Garden, mid-18th century; Mughal, Attributed to Nidha Mal, Lucknow, India, Watercolor and gold on paper (2001.302)
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 (55.121.10.36)
Princely Hawking Party, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1570, Iran, Qazvin or Mashhad, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (12.223.1)
Processional Cross, 14th–15th century, before 1400 (?), Ethiopia, Lalibela, Brass (cast) (1998.37)
Processional Cross, 16th century (ca. 1500), Ethiopia, Tigray region; Amharic, Wood, tin (1999.103)
Punchbowl, ca. 1786–90, Chinese, Hard paste (1984.449)
Rama Receives Surgriva and Jambavat, the Monkey and Bear Kings: Leaf from a manuscript of the Ramayana, ca. 1605; Mughal, India, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper (2002.503)
Rank badge, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Embroidery: colored silk floss, wrapped gold thread, and flat gold on silk gauze (1988.154.1)
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives, mid 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.12)
Saint Paul Led Away to Damascus, 1509, Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish), Engraving, sheet (34.94.4)
Saltcellar: Portuguese Figures, 15th–16th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Ivory (1972.63a,b)
Schiac Appas, Re di Persia (Shah cAbbas, King of Persia), Engraver: Giacomo Franco (Italian, Venetian), From: Effigie naturali dei maggior prencipi et più valorosi capitani di questa età con l'armi loro, raccolte et con dilegentia intagliate da Giacomo Franco, Publisher: Giacomo Franco, Venice, 1596 (57.506)
Set of three soup plates, 1866–75, Félix Bracquemond (French); produced by Eugène Rousseau (French), Creamware (1996.161.1–3)
Shah Jahan on Horseback: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58), Attributed to Payag (Indian), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.21)
The Shah's Wise Men Approve Zal's Marriage: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.13)
Shoin Room, 17th century, Japan
Silk velvet signed by "Ghiyath," second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut and voided velvet with continuous floats of flat metal thread (52.20.13)
"Simonetti" Carpet, ca. 1500; Mamluk, Attributed to Egypt, Pile weave, wool pile on wool foundation (1970.105)
Sixteen Luohans, Ming dynasty, dated 1591, Wu Bin, China, Handscroll; ink and color on paper (1986.266.4)
Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to Tawariq, Where They Meet Ustad Khatun: Page from the Hamzanama (Adventures of Hamza), ca. 1570; Mughal, India, Ink, colors, and gold on cotton (23.264.1)
A Stallion, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1601–6, Habiballah of Sava (active ca. 1590–1610), Present-day Afghanistan, Herat, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (1992.51)
"Star Ushak" carpet, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), late 15th century, Turkey, Wool (warp, weft, and pile), symmetrically knotted pile (58.63)
Storage jar, Muromachi period, 14th–15th century; Shigaraki ware, Japan, Stoneware with natural ash glaze (1975.268.428)
Su Dongpo in Straw Hat and Wooden Shoes, Muromachi period, second half of 15th century, Artist Unknown, Japan, Hanging scroll; ink on paper (1975.268.39)
Sutra box, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403–1424), China, Red lacquer with qiangjin (incised and gilt decoration) (2001.584a-c)
Tahmuras Defeats the Divs: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian, active first half of 16th century), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.3)
Talismanic shirt, 15th or early 16th century, India (north India or the Deccan), Ink, gold, and colors on stiffened cotton (1998.199)
Taperstick, ca. 1700–1710, Chinese (probably for the Dutch market), Hard paste (1970.266.3)
Temptation of Saint Anthony (recto); Fantastic Landscape (verso), ca. 1510–20, Jan Wellens de Cock (Netherlandish), Pen, or point of the brush, and gray ink, heightened with white, on green prepared paper (1972.118.276)
Tent panel with hunting scene, ca. 1540; Safavid, Iran, Silk, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet (1972.189)
Textile Blanket (Khasa), 20th century; Fulani, Fulani people; Mali, western Sudan, Wool (1997.446.3)
Textile Blanket, Chieftan, 19th century; Fulani, Fulani people; Mali or Ghana, Cotton, wool (1971.30)
Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century, Safavid, Iran, Silk; lampas (08.109.3)
Textile fragment with Mamluk emblem, Mamluk period (1250–1517), late 15th–early 16th century, Egypt, Wool, appliqued and embroidered (1972.120.3)
Textile fragment, 16th century, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.19)
Textile fragment, early 16th century, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (seraser) (15.125.7)
Textile Tunic (Bororo), 20th century; Fulani, Fulani people; Niger (Bororo, Wodaabe), Cotton (1993.372)
Tile panel, dated 1591–2; Ottoman, Syria, Composite body with underglaze paint (58.90.1a–g)
Tile, first half of 15th century; Mamluk, Syria, Composite body with underglaze paint (x.228.1)
Tile, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 15th century, Turkey, Bursa, Tempered earthenware, molded, polychrome glazed within black wax resist outlines (cuerda seca technique), gilded (1998.246)
Tile, second half of 15th century; Mamluk, Egypt, Composite body with underglaze paint (67.69.4)
Toddy jug with portrait of George Washington, ca. 1800–1820, Chinese for the American market, Porcelain (34.74a,b)
Traveling box, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Leather, wood, iron, gold, and pigments (1999.61)
Tughra (Imperial Cipher) of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520–1566), ca. 1555; Ottoman, Turkey (Istanbul), Ink, opaque watercolors, and gold on paper (38.149.1)
Two Hawks in a Thicket, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Lin Liang, China, Hanging scroll; ink and pale color on silk (1993.385)
Two Lovers, 1630; Safavid, Riza cAbbasi (ca. 1565–1635), Isfahan, Iran, Tempera and gilt paint on paper (50.164)
U-shaped vase, 1886 or 1889, Christopher Dresser (British), Hard-paste porcelain (1988.30)
Vase with cover, 1888–98, William De Morgan (British); Manufacturer: Sand's End Pottery (British), Lustered earthenware (23.163.2ab)
Velvet cushion cover (yastik), ca. 1600, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, cotton, metal-wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (17.120.123)
Velvet fragment, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread; velvet (52.20.11)
Velvet panel with a design from the Khamsa of Nizami, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut velvet (1978.60)
View of Paris from Notre Dame to the Tournelle Bridge (Autre vue Particuliere de Paris depuis Notre Dame jusques au Pont de la Tournelle), 1720–54, Jacques Rigaud (French), Etching (53.600.1175)
View of St. Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum (Gianicolo), 1754, Richard Wilson (British), British, Black and white chalks with stumping, on gray paper laid down on original artist's mount, colored with purple wash (1972.118.294)
View of the Grand Facade of the Louvre (Vue de la Grande Façade du Vieux Louvre), 1752, Jacques Rigaud (French), Etching (53.600.1191)
View of the Villa Lante on the Janiculum (Gianicolo) in Rome, 1782–83, John Robert Cozens (British), British, Watercolor over traces of graphite on white laid paper (67.68)
Visored sallet, ca. 1470–85, Hans Blarer the Younger, German/Swiss (Basel), Steel (29.158.11)
War Hat (chapel-de-fer), ca. 1475, Western European (probably Burgundy), Steel (04.3.228)
Wardrobe, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Wood (Huanghuali/Dalbergia odoriferal) (1976.193.8)
Welcoming Spring, Ming dynasty, 15th century, China, Embroidery on silk gauze (1981.410)
Wine container, Momoyama period, ca. 1596–1600, Japan, Lacquered wood (1980.6)
Yatagan, ca. 1525–30, Made by the Workshop of Ahmed Tekelü, Turkey (Possibly Iranian, active Istanbul), Steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearl (1993.14)
Zahhak Is Told His Fate: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1523–24, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.4)

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