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Works of Art (252)

[American Troops Landing on D-Day, Omaha Beach, Normandy Coast], 1944, Robert Capa (American, born Hungary), Gelatin silver print (1987.1100.501)
Amphora, ca. 530 B.C.; Archaic; black-figure, Attributed to the manner of the Lysippides Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (56.171.14)
Apse, 1175–1200, Spanish; from the Church of San Martin, Fuentidueña, Segovia, Limestone (L.58.86)

The Virgin and Child in Majesty, with Archangels and the Magi, ca. 1100, Attributed to the Master of Master of Pedret (Spanish, Catalonia); from the Church of the Virgin (Era Mare de Diu), near Tredòs, Cap d’Aran, Fresco, transferred to canvas (50.180a–c)
Armet with Wrapper, ca. 1460–70 (armet), 1450 (wrapper), Italian, Steel (20.150.1)
Armor (Gusoku), 16th and 18th centuries; Edo period, Japanese, Lacquered iron, mail, silk, copper-gilt (14.100.172)
Armor (yoroi), Late Kamakura period, early 14th century, Japanese, Lacquered iron and leather, silk, stenciled leather, copper-gilt (14.100.121)
Armor for Field and Tournament, 1527, Made in the Royal Workshops, English (Greenwich), Steel, etched and gilded overall (19.131.1,2)
Armor for Heavy Cavalry, ca. 1600, French, Steel, etched and gilt; leather; textile (27.177.1,2)
Armor for Henry II of France, ca. 1555, After designs by Étienne Delaune, French (Paris), Steel, embossed, blued, silvered, and gilded (39.121)
Armor of Emperor Ferdinand I, 1549, Made by Kunz Lochner, German (Nuremberg), Etched steel (33.164)
Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland, ca. 1580–85, Made in the Royal Workshops, English (Greenwich), Steel, etched, blued, and gilded (32.130.6)
Armor of heavy cavalry, ca. 1610–20, Italian (Milan or Brescia), Steel, gold, leather, and textile (2002.130a–p)
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias, 1712, Made by Drouar (possibly André Drouart), France (Paris), Blued and gilt steel; gilt brass; silk; cotton; metallic yarn; paper (1989.3)
Armor, ca. 1400 and later, Italian, Steel, brass, textile (29.154.3)
Armor, ca. 1575, Inscribed: D.G.V. Lochorst, Flemish (possibly Antwerp), Steel, embossed and punched (38.137)
Armors for Man and Horse, dated 1548, Kunz Lochner (German), German (Nuremberg), Etched steel, leather (29.151.2. 32.69)
Arrowhead, Neolithic period, ca. 7000–4500 B.C., Egyptian; From the Faiyum area, Chert (26.253.59)
Arrowheads, early 1st millennium B.C., Caucasus Mountain region, Bronze (1991.314.3-.8)
Axe, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Songye, Iron, copper, wood (1978.412.370)
"Barbute" sallet, ca. 1470–80, Italian (Milan), Steel (04.3.232)
Bard made for Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxony-Coburg, dated 1548, Attributed to Kunz Lochner (German), German (Nuremberg), Steel, brass (32.69)
Belt or harness ornament with an eagle and its prey, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Gold inlaid with turquoise (17.190.2055)
The Blackboard, Poland, 1948, David "Chim" Seymour (American, born Poland), Gelatin silver print (59.559.70)
Blade for a dagger (tanto), late 13th–early 14th century; Kamakura period, Made by Rai Kunitoshi (Japanese), Steel (1991.373a)
Blade for a Katana (Sword), Muromachi period, dated 1526, Masazane (Japanese), Japanese, Steel (2001.574)
Blades and mountings for a pair of swords (daisho), long sword: dated 1440; short sword: 15th century; Muromachi period, Long sword (katana) inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen; short sword (wakizashi) attributed to Yasumitsu, Japanese, Steel; Short sword (wakizashi) (36.120.417,418)
"Blind" shaffron for the joust, ca. 1490, German, Steel, brass, textile (04.3.292)
Bow case and quiver, 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Leather, shellac, wood, iron, and gold (2003.344a–c)
Bow-shaped fitting, 13th–10th century B.C., Northwest China, Bronze (26.203.2)
Breast defense (peytral) and detail of a pair of neck defenses (crinet) from a horse armor, 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Leather, iron, brass or copper alloy, gold, shellac, pigments, textile, and hair (1997.242a–c)
Breast defense (peytral) from a horse armor, 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Leather, iron, brass or copper alloy, silver, gold, shellac, pigments, textile, and hair (1999.36)
Bridle, 15th–17th century, Tibetan, Iron, leather, and gold (2005.73a)
Bridle, 15th–17th century, Tibetan, Leather, iron, and gold (1998.282)
Burgess Finding a Ford (illustration from Frederic Remington's Pony Tracks, 1895), 1895, Frederic Remington (American), Watercolor on paper (62.241.2)
Burgonet with Falling Buffe, ca. 1555, French (Paris), Steel, blued and gilded (04.3.217; 22.140)
Burgonet, 1543, Made by Filippo Negroli, Italian (Milan), Steel, embossed and damascened with gold (17.190.1720)
Cantle plate, 1563, German (Augsburg), Steel (21.102.9)
Captain John Gell, 1785, Gilbert Stuart (American), Oil on canvas (2000.450)
Cavalry armor, 18th–19th century, Tibetan, and possibly Bhutanese and Nepalese, Iron, gold, copper alloy, wood, leather, and textile (36.25.25, .28, .351, .476, .583a–c,h–k, .842a–c, .2174, .2461, .2505, .2557, 1974.160.10 ,1970.164.7a,b)
Cavalry Armor, ca. 1600, Italian (Milan), Steel, engraved, gilt, silvered, and damascened in gold (38.148.1a–n)
Cavalry Helmet (Zischägge), ca. 1630–40, German, Steel, gold, brass, leather, textile (14.25.611)
Ceremonial arrowheads, 1437–39
Bohemian, possibly Prague, Steel, engraved and inlaid with copper alloy, (66.199; 1984.17; 1988.170)
Ceremonial ax, ca. 500 B.C.–200 A.D., Indonesia, Translucent agate (2000.284.67)
Ceremonial Knife (tumi), 10th–15th century, Peru; Chimú, Copper (1987.394.216)
Ceremonial object in the form of an ax head, 500 B.C.–300 A.D., Indonesia (Sulawesi), Bronze (1993.525)
Ceremonial Sword (Udamalore), 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Owo subgroup, Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay (1991.17.122)
Chariot Trappings, 200–400, Provincial Roman, perhaps Thrace, Copper alloy with champlevé enamel (2000.505a-o)
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord (1754-1838) Prince de Bénévent, 1808
Baron François Gérard (French), Oil on canvas (2012.348)
Chess piece (knight), ca. 1350–60, Western European (perhaps English), Ivory (68.95)
Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight, ca. 1250, English, Walrus ivory (17.190.231)
Chess set, 12th century, Nishapur, Iran, Glazed fritware (1971.193a–ff)
Close helmet with mask visor, ca. 1515, Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German), Augsburg, Germany, Steel, embossed, etched, and gilt (04.3.286a)
Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, ca. 1853, Made by Samuel Colt (inventor and manufacturer); Decorated by Gustave Young (engraver), American (Hartford, Conn.), Steel, brass, gold, walnut (1995.336)
Congressional presentation sword of Major General John E. Wool, 1854–55, United States, possibly Baltimore, Steel, gold, gilded brass, diamonds, rubies, wood, silver, textile (2009.8a–c)
Cross-hilt sword, 1600–1625, England (London) and Germany (Solingen), Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, and gold (2010.165)
Crossbow of Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg, 1460, German, Wood, iron, ivory, horn, whalebone, tendon (04.3.36)
Cuirass (char-aina), late 18th–19th century, Probably Indian, Steel, gold (48.92.1)
Cuirass and Tassets (Torso and Thigh Defense), ca. 1510–20, Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German), German (Augsburg), Etched steel (38.143)
Curb Bit, ca. 1350, Spanish, Iron, bronze, enameled and gilt (04.3.478a,b)
Dagger (kard), ca. 1800; Qajar, Iranian, Steel, ivory, gold (36.25.1043)
Dagger hilt, ca. 1450; Timurid, Iranian; Attributed to Samarqand, Uzbekistan, Greenish black nephrite (02.18.765)
Dagger with hilt in the form of a blue bull (nilgai), Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1640, India, Hilt: nephrite, blade: watered steel (1985.58a,b)
Dagger with jeweled hilt, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1605–27, Northern India, Hilt: gold, rubies, colored glass, blade: crucible steel, scabbard: wood, velvet, gold inset with rubies and colored glass (1984.332)
Dagger, 19th century, Caucasian, Steel, wood, silver, niello (81.1.599)
Dead Confederate Soldier on the Battlefield at Antietam, September 1862, Alexander Gardner (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative (1970.537.4)
Design for a Saddle Plate, ca. 1575–80, Italy (Parma or Milan), Pen and colored washes on paper (1993.234)
Design for a Sword Hilt, ca. 1540, German (probably Nuremberg), Pen, ink, and wash on paper (2000.27)
Double-Barrel Percussion Shotgun, 1866, Made by J.C.A. Brun; Designed by Fannières Brothers; Engraved by Tissot, French; Paris, Steel, walnut, gold (1993.415)
Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol of Emperor Charles V, ca. 1540–45, Made by Peter Peck, German (Munich), Steel, etched and gilded; wood, inlaid with engraved staghorn (14.25.1425)
Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor, ca. 1505–10, Christian Schreiner the Younger (Mühlau), Austrian (Innsbruck/Mühlau), Steel (1991.4)
Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor, ca. 1510, Italian (Milan), Steel, etched and gilded (14.25.716)
Escutcheon plate from a shaffron, ca. 1530–40, German (probably Augsburg), Steel and gold (1985.259.2)
Execution of the Prisoners, July 7, 1865, Alexander Gardner (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative (2005.100.251)
Field Ensign, ca. 1500; Mamluk, Syria, Steel (36.25.1961)
Field Where General Reynolds Fell, Battlefield of Gettysburg, 1863, Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative (2005.100.502.1 (1–50))
Flat cane shield with iron struts, possibly 14th–16th century, Tibetan, Cane, iron, and brass (2001.55)
The Flatiron, 1904, Edward J. Steichen (American, born Luxembourg), Gum bichromate over platinum print (33.43.39)
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)
Flintlock gun, dated 1735, Louis Jaley (steel chiseler; French); Nicolas Carteron (barrelsmith; French); Joseph Blachon (stockmaker; French), France (Saint-Étienne), Steel, gold, silver, wood (1987.274)
Forearm guard for the left arm, possibly 15th–16th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Leather, shellac, gold, and pigments (2005.301.2)
Forehead and poll plate from a shaffron, 15th–18th century, Tibet, Iron, gold, and silver (2008.291)
Fragment of a military diploma, Mid-Imperial, Trajanic, 113/14 A.D., Roman, Bronze (23.160.52)
Front of a cuirass, 4th century B.C., Greek, Apulian, Bronze (1992.180.3a)
Funerary relief, ca. 325–300 B.C., Greek, South Italian, Tarentine, Limestone (29.54)
George Washington, ca. 1782, James Peale (American, 1749–1831), Oil on canvas; 36 x 27 in. (91.4 x 68.6 cm), Bequest of William H. Huntington, 1885 (85.1)
[Group of Union Officers at Arlington House, Home of Robert E. Lee], ca. 1862, Alexander Gardner (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative (1986.1166.2)
Half-shaffron, ca. 1570–80, Italian (probably Milan), Steel, gold, brass, leather, hemp (14.25.1666)
Hand-and-half sword, ca. 1400–1430, Probably Germany, Steel and copper alloy (2006.564)
Harness Decoration, 100–300, Celtic or Roman, Copper alloy (48.154.5)
Harquebus Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal, ca. 1683, Attributed to Richard Holden, English (London), Steel, engraved, blued, and gilded (15.113.1-5; 29.158.885)
Head defense for a horse (shaffron), 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Iron, leather, and brass or copper alloy (1997.242d)
Head defense for a horse (shaffron), 15th–17th century, Tibetan or Mongolian, Iron, leather, gold, brass or copper alloy, and textile (2004.402)
Head of a helmeted Roman soldier, ca. 50–75; Flavian, Roman, Marble (25.78.62)
Head of a Hunting Spear, 1425–50, German or Austrian, Steel, inlaid with brass (14.25.321)
Head of the pharaoh Apries, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Apries, ca. 589–570 B.C., Egyptian, Diorite (1994.198)
Helmet (backview), 16th century, Spanish, Yellow straw with applied ornament of cut velvet (32.132)
Helmet (Spangenhelm), 6th century, Ostrogothic, Bronze-gilt, iron (42.50.1)
Helmet (Suji Kabuto), Muromachi period, 15th century, Japan, Lacquered iron, silk, stenciled leather, gilt copper (13.112.10)
Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto), 16th century; Momoyama period, Japanese, Lacquered iron (36.25.81)
Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings, 14th century B.C.; Middle Elamite period, Southwestern Iran, Bronze (63.74)
Helmet, 1350–1450, Mongolian or Chinese, Iron and gold (2005.270)
Helmet, 15th–17th century, Mongolian, Iron and gold (1999.120)
Helmet, 5th century; Kofun period, Japanese, Iron, covered with copper-gilt (28.60.2)
Helmet, dated 1808–9, Caucasian, Steel, silver, niello, gold (36.25.119)
Helmet, late 15th century; Ak-Koyunlu/Shivran, Iranian, Steel, engraved and damascened with silver (50.87)
Helmet, late 7th century B.C.; Archaic, Greek, Cretan, Bronze (1989.281.49)
Helmet, mid-16th century; Ottoman period, Turkish, Steel, damascened with gold (04.3.456a)
Helmet, probably mid- to late 17th century, Chinese, Iron, gold, silver, and textile (1997.18)
Horse Bit, 600–800, Visigothic or Byzantine, Iron inlaid with copper alloy, gold, and silver (47.100.24)
Horse blinker with sphinx, 8th–7th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Ivory (54.117.1)
Horse Bridle or Belt Ornaments, Gilt copper or copper alloy and cloisonné enamel (17.190.962a-j)
Hungarian-style Shield, ca. 1500–1550, Eastern European, Wood, leather, gesso, polychromy (49.57.1)
Hunting Sword, ca. 1740–50, Ivory grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann, German (possibly Munich), Steel, silver-gilt, ivory, leather (26.145.243)
Hunting sword, ca. 1825, Emanuel Pioté (Austrian); Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian), Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather (48.26)
Hunting sword, ca. 1851, French (Paris), Silver, cast, chased, partly gilt; gilt copper; steel (1987.161)
Initial A with the Battle of the Maccabees, ca. 1360–70, Italy, probably Bologna, Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment (23.21.4)
Interrogation, 2010, Ali Banisadr (Iranian, born 1976), Oil on linen (2012.38)
Joan of Arc, 1879, Jules Bastien-Lepage (French), Oil on canvas (89.21.1)
Judgment of Paris, ca. 1510–20, Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian); Designed by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian), Italian, Engraving (19.74.1)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, bird skull, porcupine quills, horns, cotton, sacrificial materials (1979.206.150)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, bird skull, porcupine quills, horns, nails, cotton, sacrificial material (1979.206.124)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, encrustation, quills, tusks, bird skull (1978.412.426)
Kònò Helmet Mask, 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, sacrificial materials (1978.412.362)
Kònò Helmet Mask, 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, sacrificial patina (1978.412.361)
Knife Sheath, late 19th–early 20th century, Paiwan people, Taiwan, Wood, paint, metal, fiber (1990.307)
Knife, 12th–11th century B.C., Northwest China, Bronze inlaid with turquoise (49.136.9)
Knife, 8th century B.C., Northeast China or southeast Inner Mongolia, Bronze (24.216.1)
Lamellar armor and helmet, possibly 16th–17th century, Tibetan, Iron and leather (36.25.53a,b)
Le Description de l'Egypte; ou, recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expedition de l'armée française, ca. 1809–29, Paris, Illustrated books; 9 vols. (531D451Q)
Leather peytral and crupper plates, early 16th century, Possibly Flemish or German, Hardened leather, gesso, pigment (26.235.1–.3)
Left side panel of a crupper, ca. 1480–1500, Probably South German or Austrian, Steel (29.158.606)
Louis XIV as Apollo, 1672, Michel Molart (French), Bronze (25.142.61)
Lunette Spearhead, 1200–800 B.C.; Bronze Age, British, Copper alloy (1998.540.1)
Mail shirt, 15th century, Southern German (?), Steel, brass (14.25.1540)
Manuscript of the Apocalypse, 1320s, Normandy, Paint, gold, silver, and brown ink on vellum (68.174)
Matchlock musket, 19th century, Tibetan, Iron, wood, leather, brass, and copper (36.25.2174)
Military diploma, Mid-Imperial, Antonine, 149 A.D., Roman, Bronze (23.160.32a,b)
Morion, ca. 1560–65, Germany (Brunswick), Etched steel (1999.62)
Mount, 100–300, Roman; Probably made in Gaul, Copper alloy with champlevé enamel (47.100.6)
The Mourning of Pallas, Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French), Pen and brown ink, brush and gray and brown wash, heightened with white (1996.567)
Multiplate helmet of thirty-two lames, possibly 14th–16th century, Mongolian or Tibetan, Iron, silver, gold, and brass or copper alloy (2005.146)
My Father Pledged Me a Sword, 1974–75, Anselm Kiefer (German), Watercolor, gouache, and ballpoint pen on paper (1995.14.14)
Netsuke: Hanging scroll with image of Shôki and demons, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory (10.211.513)
New Model No. 3 Single-Action Revolver, 1888–89, Smith & Wesson (American); Tiffany & Co. (American), Springfield, Massachusetts, and New York, Serial no. 25120: partly nickel-plated steel, silver (2007.477)
The Old Dragoons of 1850, 1905; this cast, 1907, Frederic Remington (American), Bronze (07.77)
On the Southern Plains, 1907, Frederic Remington (American), Oil on canvas (11.192)
Ornamental Knife (Tumi), 15th–16th century, Peru; Inka, Tin bronze (1987.394.411)
Pair of flintlock pistols of Empress Catherine the Great, 1786, Johan Adolph Grecke (Russian), Russian (Saint Petersburg), Steel, ivory, gold, and brass (1986.265.1–2)
Pair of flintlock pistols, 1800–1801, Samuel Brunn (English); Michael Barnett (English), Steel, wood, silver, gold (1992.330.1-.2)
Pair of snaphaunce pistols, ca. 1690, Matteo Cecchi, called Acquafresca (Italian), Italy (Bargi), Steel, silver, ebony (2006.471.1,2)
Pair of stirrups, 16th–18th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, and silver (1997.214.2a,b)
Pair of stirrups, late 16th–early 17th century, Japan, Iron, lacquer, and mother-of-pearl (2008.120.1, 2008.120.2)
Pair of Tournament Pauldrons, ca. 1500, Lorenz Helmschmid (German), German (Augsburg), Steel (29.156.67 h,j)
Parade helmet à l'antique, ca. 1620–30, French (possibly Paris), Steel, brass, paint, and textile (1997.341)
Parade Helmet in Hispano-Moresque Style, late 15th–early 16th century, Spanish, Steel, gold, silver, cloisonné enamel (1983.413)
Parade helmet, possibly early 17th century, Turkish, Gilt copper (1995.68)
Parade shield, late 16th century, Venice, Wood, leather, iron, silver, varnish, and polychromy (42.50.31)
Parrying dagger (pugnale bolognese), ca. 1550–75, Italian, Partly gilt steel, brass, and wood (26.145.94)
Parrying Shield, 19th–early 20th century, Southeastern region, Australia, Wood (1978.412.865)
Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco, 1506–15 Spanish (41.190.482)
Plateau, 1817–18, Richard Sibley (British), Silver (97.42)
Pommel plate, ca. 1580, French or Flemish, Steel and gold (29.171)
Portions of a Costume Armor, ca. 1525, Kolman Helmschmid, German (Augsburg), Steel, embossed, etched, and gilded (24.179; 26.188.1,2)
Portrait of a Man in Armor with Two Pages, Paris Bordon (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas (1973.311.1)
Powder flask, late 17th century, German, Ivory, silver-gilt, steel (2007.479.2)
Presentation coin (Doppelguldiner), 1517, Ulrich Ursentaler (Austrian), Dutch (Antwerp); dies cut in Halle, Austria, 1509, Silver (26.261.14)
Presentation Smallsword, 1798–99, Made by James Morisset, English (London), Silver-gilt, enamel, paste jewels, steel (26.145.315)
Presentation Sword, ca. 1815–17, Made by John Targee (American, New York), Gold, steel (22.19)
Psykter, ca. 520–510 B.C.; Archaic; red-figure, Attributed to Oltos, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (1989.281.69)
Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony, 1606, Hilt by Israel Schuech (Dresden); Blade by Juan Martinez (Toledo, Spain), German (Dresden), Steel, bronze-gilt with traces of enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls (1970.77)
Rebel Works in Front of Atlanta, GA, No. 1, 1864, George N. Barnard (American), From Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, 1866, Albumen silver print from glass negative (1970.525 (39))
Recruits Going to Join the Regiment, 1716–17, Jean Antoine Watteau (French), Etching with drypoint, first state of three (2006.43)
Rinaldo in the Enchanted Forest, ca. 1761–65, Jean Honoré Fragonard (French), Brush and brown wash over black chalk underdrawing (2009.236)
Ritual Sword, ca. 15th century Tibet Steel with gold and silver inlays (1985.397)
Rowel Spur, ca. 1400, Spanish, Catalan, Copper, gold, and enamel (14.25.1737)
[Ruins of the Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond, Virginia], 1865, Alexander Gardner (American), Albumen silver print from glass negative (33.65.226)
Saber, 16th century; Ottoman, Turkish, Steel inlaid with gold, precious stones, fishskin (36.25.1297)
Saber, 18th and 19th century, Turkey, Steel, nephrite, gold (36.25.1293)
Saber, 19th century; Ottoman period, Turkish, Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls (23.232.2)
Saddle, 15th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, wood, and leather (2002.225)
Saddle, 17th–18th century, Eastern Tibetan or Chinese for the Tibetan market, Iron, gold, silver, wood, leather, and textile (1997.214.1)
Saddle, ca. 1400–1420, Central Europe, perhaps Bohemia, Staghorn, lindenwood, rawhide, birchbark, paint (40.66)

Saddle, ca. 1570–80, Italian (Milan), Wood, textiles, iron, leather, steel, and gold (04.3.252)
Sallet in the Shape of a Lion's Head, 1470–80, Italian, Steel, copper-gilt, glass, polychromy (23.141)
Sarajevo, Bosnia, 1993, printed 1997, Gilles Peress (French), Gelatin silver print (1998.180.1)
Scene from the Legend of the True Cross, second half of 14th century, Northern French or Netherlandish, Stone (25.120.528)
Set of saddle plates, ca. 1400, Tibetan or Chinese, Iron, gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise (1999.118)
Shaffron and crinet plate, ca. 1555, Kunz Lochner (German), German (Nuremberg), Steel, etched, gilt, and painted; gilt brass (21.42) (14.25.854)
Shaffron in the "Oriental" fashion, ca. 1560–70, Italian (probably Brescia), Steel, brass, leather (14.25.1664)
Shaffron of Henry II of France when Dauphin, ca. 1490–1500, redecorated 1539, Attributed to Romain des Ursins (Milan, rec. Lyon), Franco-Italian, Steel, gold, brass (04.3.253)
Shaffron, ca. 1540, German (probably Landshut), Steel, pewter, leather, textile (14.25.1644)
Shaft-hole axhead with a bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon, late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C., Central Asia (Bactria-Margiana), Silver, gold foil (1982.5)
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)
Shield (Wunda), 19th–early 20th century, Western Australia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1532)
Shield of Henry II of France, ca. 1555, Probably after designs by Étienne Delaune, French (Paris), Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver (34.85)
Shield, 19th–20th century, Kenya or Tanzania; Maasai people, Leather, wood, paint, fur (1978.412.644)
Shield, 19th–early 20th century, Probably western Queensland, Australia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1688)
Shield, 19th–early 20th century, Western Australia (?), Wood, paint (1979.206.1610)
Shield, ca. 1535, Attributed to Girolamo da Treviso (Italian), Italian (probably Bologna), Wood, linen, gesso, gold leaf, polychromy (42.50.16)
Shield, early to mid-20th century, Wunambal people, western Kimberley Region, Western Australia, Wood, paint (1978.412.757)
Shield, mid- to late 19th century, Northeastern Queensland, Australia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1802)
Shield, mid-20th century, Asmat people, Monu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint (1978.412.929)
Shirt of mail and plate, plates dated A.H. 1042 / 1632–33 A.D., India and Iran, Iron, steel, gold, leather (2008.245)
Short sword (duan jian), ca. 4th–1st century B.C., Eastern Central Asia, Steel, bronze, and gold (1998.418)
Sickle sword, 1307–1275 B.C.; Middle Assyrian period, reign of Adad-nirari I, Mesopotamia, Bronze (11.166.1)
Smallsword with scabbard, hallmarked for 1773–74, Master GG (active Paris), France (Paris), Gold, steel, wood, fish skin (1998.35a,b)
Snaphuance hunting rifle, dated 1722, Jonas Schertiger the Younger (Swedish), Swedish (Stockholm), Steel, walnut, brass, and horn (1997.356)
Spear Thrower, 19th–early 20th century, Kalgoorlie Region (?), Western Australia, Wood, spinifex resin, sinew, stone (1978.412.837)
Spear, 17th–19th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, silver, wood, and pigments (2004.340a,b)
Spear, 18th–19th century, Tibetan, Iron, wood, yak hair, and silk (2001.179a,b)
Spearhead, 12th century B.C.; Late Bronze Age, Cypriot, Copper-based metal (74.51.5283)
Spearhead, 17th–18th century, Tibetan, Iron, gold, and silver (2001.180)
Spearhead, Late Jomon period (ca. 1500–1000 B.C.), Japan, Stone (1975.268.200)
Stamnos (Jar), late 6th century B.C., Attributed to the Painter of London B 343, Greek, Archaic, Attic, black-figure, Terracotta (2011.233)
Statue of a wounded warrior, ca. 138–181 A.D.; Antonine; copy of a Greek bronze statue of ca. 460–450 B.C., Roman, Marble (25.116)
Statuette of a Kushite Priest, Adapted for a King, late Dynasty 25, ca. 700–664 B.C., Egyptian, Leaded bronze, precious metal leaf (2010.259)
Statuette of a man and centaur, ca. 750 B.C.; Geometric, Greek, Bronze (17.190.2072)
Stirrup, 975–1075, Anglo-Scandinavian, possibly from southern England, Iron inlaid with copper alloy (47.100.23)
Studies of a Seated Youth in Armor, Attributed to Vittore Carpaccio (Italian, Venetian), Italian, Point of brush and gray wash, highlighted with white, on blue paper (54.119)
Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent Wearing a Jewel-Studded Helmet, ca. 1532, Venice, Woodcut on paper (42.41.1)
Sword and Sheath, 19th–20th century, Owo-Yoruba peoples; Nigeria, Cotton, glass beads, wood, brass, rope (1993.500.1)
Sword blade (katana), Edo period (1615–1868), dated June 1622, Kanewaka, also known as Takahira (Japanese), Steel (2007.478.2a, b)
Sword guard (tsuba), 19th century; Edo period, Ishiguro Masayoshi (Japanese), Japanese, Shakudo, gold, shibuichi, copper (36.120.79)
Sword hilt with the Virgin Mary, Saint Michael, and Satan, ca. 1882, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (sculptor; French); Germain Bapst (goldsmith; French); Lucien Falize (goldsmith; French); in partnership 1880–92, France (Paris), Bronze, gold (1989.229)
Sword pommel with the arms of Pierre de Dreux (ca. 1190–1250), Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, ca. 1240–50, French, Copper, gold, enamel, iron (38.60)
Sword, 10th century, European (possibly Scandinavian), Steel, copper, silver (55.46.1)
Sword, 14th–16th century, Tibetan or Chinese, Iron, gold, and silver (1995.136)
Sword, 17th–19th century, Tibetan, Iron, silver, gold, turquoise, wood, and textile (36.25.1464)
Sword, ca. 1400, Western European, Steel, silver, copper, leather (32.75.225)
Sword, mid-1st century B.C.; Late Iron Age (La Tène), Celtic, Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard (1999.94a-d)
Swords, with scabbard mounts, Sui dynasty, ca. 600, Chinese, Iron, gilt bronze, silver, wood (30.65.2)
Tanto (Dagger), Kamakura and Edo period, Blade dated November 1333; Mountings 19th century, Uda Kunimitsu (Japanese), Blade: steel; mountings: silver, copper, gold, shakudo, ray skin, sharkskin, and wood (1998.127.2)
Tent panel with hunting scene, ca. 1540; Safavid, Iran, Silk, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet (1972.189)
Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar) with figural medallion, 3rd century B.C.; Ptolemaic, Greek (90.9.67)
Terret (Rein Guide), 1st century A.D., Celtic; Britain, Copper alloy, with champlevé enamel (1988.79)
Throwing Club, mid-19th–early 20th century, Southeastern region, Australia, Wood (1978.412.870)
Tobacco Pipe, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Chokwe (?), Wood, brass, leather (1977.462.1)
Tournament book, late 16th/early 17th century, German (Nuremberg), Pen and colored wash on paper, leather (22.229)
Tournament Helm (Stechhelm), ca. 1500, German (probably Nuremberg), Steel, brass (29.156.67a)
Tournament Shield (Targe), ca. 1450, German, Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy, silver (25.26.1)
The Triumph of Aemilius Paulus, 1789, Carle (Antoine Charles Horace) Vernet (French), Oil on canvas (06.144)
Two Shield Bosses, 7th century, Langobardic, Iron, gilt bronze (1984.184.1,2)
Vaux #2, After Attack, 1918, Edward J. Steichen (American, born Luxembourg), Gelatin silver print (1987.1100.109)
Vermand Treasure: Belt Buckle and Three Mounts for Spear Shafts, ca. 400, Provincial Roman; Found in Vermand, France, Silver gilt inlaid with niello (17.192.143–.146)
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a stag, 14th–13th century B.C.; Hittite Empire period, Central Anatolia, Silver, gold (1989.281.10)
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)
Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (German, active United States), Oil on canvas (97.34)
Washington Reviewing the Western Army, at Fort Cumberland, Maryland, after 1795, Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer (German), Oil on canvas (63.201.2)
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)
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)

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