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Carved Wood

Wood, Carved

Works of Art (286)

'Ukulele, late 19th century, Hawai'i, Wood, metal, gut (89.4.727)
Akuaba Figure, 19th–20th century, Akan peoples; Ghana, Wood, beads, string (1979.206.75)
Altar Angels, late 13th century, French, Oak with traces of polychromy (52.33.1,2)
Altar: Female Figures, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, clay coating, patina (1978.412.467)
Ancestor Figure (Korwar), late 19th–early 20th century, Cenderawasih Bay, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, glass beads (2001.674)
Ancestor Figure, 19th–20th century, Boyo peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, kaolin (1978.412.424)
Ancestral Couple (Ana Deo), 19th–early 20th century, Nage people, central Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Wood (2006.510)
Andrew Jackson, ca. 1860, William Rumney (American), Pine, painted (1978.57)
Androgyn III, 1985, Magdalena Abakanowicz (Polish), Burlap, resin, wood, nails, string (1986.221a,b)
Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall, last quarter of 16th century, India, Gujarat, Patan, Teak with traces of color (16.133,1,2)
Architectural Ornament, late 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Wood, paint (1988.143.68)
Armchair (bergère en cabriolet) (one of a pair), ca. 1760–70, Stamped by Claude-Louis Burgat (French), Carved and gilded beechwood (1982.60.89)
Armchair (bergère en cabriolet), 1788, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (French), Carved, painted, and gilded walnut (41.205.2)
Armchair (part of a large set), 1753, Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot (French), Carved and gilded beechwood, covered with the original silk and wool Beauvais tapestry covers (35.145.26a, .25b, .23c,d)
Armchair, ca. 1710, French, Carved and gilded walnut, covered in late 17th-century wool, velvet (1983.526)
Armchair, ca. 1768, Attributed to Thomas Affleck (American, born Scotland), Philadelphia, Mahogany and white oak with modern yellow silk upholstery (2007.302a–c)
Armchair, ca. 1850, Chair frame by firm of Joseph-Pierre-François Jeanselme (French); upholstery by firm of Jacques-Michel Dulud, Carved rosewood, leather, silk, serge (1995.164)
Armchair, ca. 1860, French, Gilded wood, upholstered in modern green tufted velvet (1998.382)
Armchair, ca. 1891–92, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American); Samuel Colman (American), Oak, silk velvet (1992.125)
Armchair, ca. 1905, Designer: Henri-Jules-Ferdinand Bellery-Desfontaines (French), French (Paris), Walnut, copper, brass, tapestry covers, brown plush (1990.213)
Armchair, ca. 1907–9, Charles Sumner Greene (American) and Henry Mather Greene (American); Made by Peter and John Hall's Workshop, Pasadena, California, Honduras mahogany, ebony, fruitwood, silver, copper, and mother-of-pearl (1992.127)
Baptism of Christ, ca. 1480–1490, Pupil of Veit Stoss, Cracow, Lindenwood (12.130.1)
Bass viol, ca. 1680, Labeled Richard Meares (English), London, Spruce soundboard, maple back and sides (1982.324)
Beaker (kero), 7th–10th century, Peru; Wari, Wood (1978.412.214)
Bell Mallet (Lawle), early 20th century, Ivory Coast, Baule people, Wood (2010.349)
Bird (Sejen), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1978.412.382)
Bis Pole, late 1950s, Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint, fiber (1979.206.1611)
Bow Stand with Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Wood, metal, beads, string (1978.412.486)
Bowl (upper part of a tazza), ca. 1540–50, South German (Nuremberg?), Boxwood and fruitwood (17.190.643)
Bowl, Geometric Pattern, 19th–20th century; Fulani, Fulani people; Mali, western Sudan, Wood (1977.394.31)
Box, 1660–85, Attributed to John Thurston (American), Dedham or Medfield, Massachusetts, White oak, red oak, southern yellow pine (10.125.680)
Brush holder, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, Zhang Xihuang (active early 17th century), China, Bamboo (1994.208)
Bullroarer (Upura or Imunu Viki), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, Purari Delta region, Wood, lime (1979.206.1545)
Bust of Alexander Menshikov (ca. 1670–1729), ca. 1703–4, Swiss, Austrian, or German artist (active Russia), Red pine (pinus sylvestris), wrought iron (1996.7)
Cabinet, 17th–18th century, Thailand, Wood with lacquer and gold (1971.139)
Calvary Scene, 18th century, Ecuadoran (Quito), Wood, polychromed and gilded, with glass eyes and silver attachments (64.164.230–.233)
Calvary, late 17th–early 18th century, German or Netherlandish(?), Ivory, ebony (50.182a–g)
Canoe Figurehead (Nguzu Nguzu, Musu Musu, or Toto Isu), late 19th–early 20th century, New Georgia (?), Solomon Islands, Wood, chambered nautilus shell, parinarium nut paste, paint (1976.351)
Carrying Bowl (Finola), 19th century, Kaniet Islands, Wood, fiber (1985.317.18)
Carved door panel, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 15th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Samarqand, Cypress, carved, traces of paint (23.67.7)
Caryatid Veranda Post, 20th century, Olowe of Ise (Yoruba), Yoruba peoples; Nigeria, Wood, pigment (1996.558)
Case (étui) with an amorous inscription, 1450–1500, Italy, Leather (cuir bouilli) over a wooden core, red cord (50.53.1)
Ceremonial Board (Malu), 19th century, Sawos people, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.713)
Chair panel of Thutmose IV, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, ca. 1400–1390 B.C., Egyptian, Cedar (30.8.45)
Chair, 19th–20th century, Chokwe peoples; Angola, Wood, brass, tacks, leather (1978.412.619)
Chest with drawers, 1675–1700, Wethersfield, Connecticut, Oak, pine, cedar (66.190.1)
Chest-on-Chest, 1772, Thomas Townsend (American), Newport, Rhode Island, Mahogany, chestnut, tulip poplar (2005.52)
Chest, 1663–80, Attributed to William Searle (American) or Thomas Dennis (American), Ipswich, Massachusetts, White oak (10.125.685)
Cittern (Hamburger Cithrinchen), ca. 1685, Joachim Tielke (German), Wood, ivory, ebony, other materials (1985.124)
Clogs, 19th century, Turkey, Wood, mother-of-pearl, metallic thread, metal (1972.248.5a,b)
Comb, 13th century, Egypt, Wood; carved, sawn, drilled, and painted (38.118.17)
Container (Aduno Koro) with Figures, 16th–19th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood (1979.206.255)
Crib of the Infant Jesus, 15th century, South Netherlandish; Made in Brabant, Carved and polychromed oak, copper gilt, silver gilt, painted parchment, and silk embroidered with seed pearls, gold thread, tinsel, and translucent enamels (1974.121a–d)
Crucifix, 1180–1230, Said to be from a monastery near Treviso, northern Italy, Wood with traces of paint (47.100.54)
Crucifix, 16th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass, wood (1999.295.8)
Crucifix, second half of 12th century, Spanish; From the convent of Santa Clara de Astudillo, Palencia, Cross: red pine, polychromy, textured gilt, and glass; Christ: white oak and polychromy (35.36a, b)
Cup: Head with Headdress, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kuba peoples, Wood (1978.412.541)
Dance Paddle (Rapa), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood (1978.412.1571)
Death as an Archer on a Horse, mid-17th century (?), German, Lindenwood with traces of pigment, spruce base (17.190.729)
The Death of the Virgin (The Dormition), late 15th century, Workshop of Master Tilman, Made in Cologne, Germany, Oak (1973.348)
Dirty Bride, or, The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa, ca. 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish), Pen and black-brown ink on white-prepared partially carved block of applewood (32.63)
Doorboard (Jovo or Tale), late 19th–early 20th century, Kanak peoples, northern Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1758)
Double-Tiered Vessel (Mukeke), first half of 20th century, Zambia; Lozi peoples, Wood (1978.412.344a–d)
Drinking Vessel (Kero), late 15th–early 16th century, Peru; Inka, Wood (1994.35.11)
Drum (Pahu), early 19th century, Austral Islands, possibly Ra'ivavae, Wood, sharkskin, fiber (1978.412.720)
Drum, mid-20th century, Carved by Omas, New Guinea, Papua Province, Asmat people, Pomatsj River, Sauwa village, Wood, lizard skin, paint, fiber (1978.412.962)
Eagle, 1809–11, William Rush (American, 1756–1833), Carved wood (probably Eastern white pine), gessoed and gilded, and cast iron, painted (2002.21.1)
Easy chair, 1715–30, Boston, Massachusetts, Maple, oak, black tupelo (50.228.1)
Enthroned Virgin and Child, 1130–40, French; Made in Burgundy, Birch with paint (47.101.15)
Enthroned Virgin and Child, 1210–1220, Said to be from the priory of Oignies, Belgium, Oak with traces of paint (41.190.283)
Enthroned Virgin, late 12th century, Scandinavian, perhaps from Gotland, Poplar with remains of polychromy (17.190.716)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1978.412.365)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1979.206.216)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, horns, raffia fiber, cotton cloth, feather, metal, sacrificial material (1978.412.489)
Female Figure (Tetepeku), 19th or early 20th century, Abelam people, Prince Alexander Mountains, Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.819)
Female Figure, 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.857)
Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Bamana peoples; Mali, Wood, metal (1978.412.347)
Fiddle (Enserunai or Ensuranai), 19th century, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, Sadong River, Iban people, Wood, coconut shell, hide, fiber (89.4.2365)
Figure (Grave Marker), 20th century, Kenya; Giryama people, Wood (1993.522)
Figure (Hampatong), 19th–early 20th century, Ngadju or Ot Danum people, Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, Wood (1988.124.3)
Figure (Uli), mid-19th–early 20th century, Mandak-Barak area, Lelet Plateau, Central New Ireland, Wood, paint, fiber, shell opercula (1977.455)
Figure (Yipwon), 19th century or earlier, Yimam people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.854)
Figure of an eagle, 1800–1830, Philadelphia Pine (59.89)
Figure, 19th–20th century, Bangwa peoples; Cameroon, Wood, pigment, encrustation, fiber (1978.412.576)
Figure, late 19th century, Sudan; Bongo peoples, Wood (1973.264)
Figure: Mother and Child, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Kongo peoples, Yombe group, Wood, glass, metal, pigment (1979.206.29)
Figures with Xylophone, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, metal (1979.206.131)
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)
Flute Stopper, late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Lower Sepik region, Biwat people, Wood, paint (1978.412.1545)
Folding stool (one of a pair), 1786, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (French), Beechwood, carved and painted, upholstered in pink silk (1977.102.9,.10)
Frame, ca. 1765, American, White pine (08.1a)
Friction Drum (Lunet or Livika), late 19th–early 20th century, New Ireland, Wood, shell (1979.206.1477)
Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Joined-woodblock construction with traces of color and cut-gold (1975.268.163)
Funerary Carving (Malagan), late 19th–early 20th century, Northern New Ireland, Wood, paint, shell opercula (1978.412.712)
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)
Gable Figure (Dilukái), 19th–early 20th century, Belauan people, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands, Wood, paint (1978.412.1558a–d)
Gable Ornament (P'naret), mid-20th century, Big Nambas people, Malakula Island, Vanuatu, Fern wood (1979.206.1584)
Gift-Bearing Figures (from a Nativity Group), 18th century, Guatemalan, Wood, polychromed and gilded (64.164.176–.179)
Headdress (Kapurei [?]), late 19th–early 20th century, Sulka people, New Britain, Wood, paint (1981.331.1)
Headdress, 19th–20th century, Baga peoples; Guinea, Wood (1979.206.17)
Headdress, 19th–20th century, Bamana peoples; Mali, Wood, metal bands (1978.412.435)
Headrest, 19th–20th century, Somalia; Somali (?) people, Wood (1979.206.31)
Headrest, 19th–20th century, South Africa or Mozambique; Tsonga people, Wood (1999.47.101)
Headrest, 19th–20th century, Zimbabwe; Shona people, Wood (2001.759.2)
Headrest, 19th–20th century, Zimbabwe; Shona people, Wood (2001.759.4)
Helmet Mask (Kponyugo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1979.206.71)
Helmet Mask (Temes Mbalmbal), early to mid-20th century, Southwest Malakula Island, Vanuatu, Wood, vegetable fiber, pig's tusks, glass, metal, paint (1979.206.1697)
Helmet Mask, 19th–20th century, Bobo peoples; Burkina Faso, Wood, paint, animal hair, resin (1979.206.157)
Holy Family with Saints Anne and Joachim, Relief, 16th century (1567–68), Diego de Pesquera (Spanish), Made in Spain, Wood, polychromed and gilded (45.128.5)
Hornbill Figure (Kenyalang), late 19th–early 20th century, Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak), Iban people, Wood, paint, metal, trade beads, fiber (2007.359)
House Post Figure (Amo), ca. 1800, Maori people, Te Arawa region, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Wood (1979.206.1508)
House Post Figure, 19th century, Kambot (Tin Dama) people, Keram River, Lower Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint, fiber (1978.412.823)
Housepost, late 19th–early 20th century, Auguena village, Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands, Wood (1986.486)
Incense holder, late 16th–early 17th century, Zhu Sansong, China, Bamboo (1995.271)
Inkstone and box, Qing dynasty, early 18th century, inscribed with dates corresponding to 1370 and 1702, China, Green schist and wood (1981.120.1a-c)
Janus Helmet Mask (Wanyugo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1978.412.311)
Janus-Faced Headdress, 19th–20th century, Boki peoples; Nigeria, Wood, cotton, metal, cane, pigment (1987.284)
Jewelry casket, 1857, Pietro Giusti (Italian), Carved walnut, ebony, lined with red velvet (1998.19)
Joined armchair, 1650–1700, Essex County, Massachusetts, Oak (1995.98)
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)
Kero Carved in the Form of a Head, 17th–18th century, Peru, Wood with pigmented resin inlay (1994.35.26)
Kero Carved in the Form of a Head, 17th–18th century, Peru, Wood with pigmented resin inlay (1994.35.27)
Kero with Images of Figures in Andean Dress, Tocapus, and Flowers Interspersed with Carved Geometric Designs, 16th–18th century, Peru, Wood with pigmented resin inlay (1994.35.13)
Kero with Registers of Pumas, Parrots, and Flowers Separated by Bands of Carved Geometric Designs (Tocapus), 16th–18th century, Peru, Wood with pigmented resin inlay (1994.35.14)
Knife Sheath, late 19th–early 20th century, Paiwan people, Taiwan, Wood, paint, metal, fiber (1990.307)
Ladle, 20th century (before 1960), Zlan of Belewale, Dan peoples; Liberia or Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment (1979.206.254)
Lamentation with Sorrowing Angels, 17th century, Workshop of Mattheus van Beveren (Flemish), Flemish, Boxwood (64.164.242)
Library table, 1904, William Lightfoot Price (American), Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, White oak, stained (1991.145)
Lidded Container, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kuba peoples, Wood, camwood powder, palm oil patina (1978.412.299a,b)
Lidded Container: Equestrian Figure, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, metal staples (1979.206.173a-c)
Linen press, ca. 1904, Edna M. Walker (American), Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony, Woodstock, New York, Oak, tulip poplar, brass (1991.311.1)
Linguist Staff (Oykeame), 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Gold foil, wood, nails (1986.475a-c)
Looking glass, ca. 1775, American, Pine (1990.18)
Lucretia, 1500–1515, Conrad Meit (German), Flemish, Boxwood (17.190.582)
Lute (Hasapi), late 19th–early 20th century, Indonesia, Sumatra, Toba Batak people, Wood, metal (1999.47.44)
Male and Female Poro Altar Figures (Ndebele), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1979.206.193, 4)
Male Figure (Aripa), 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.1508)
Male Figure (Aripa), 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.1509)
Male Figure (Moai Tangata), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood, obsidian, bone (1984.526)
Male Figure (Tiki), 18th–early 19th century, Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia, Wood (1979.206.1466)
Male Figure, 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.856)
Male Figure, early to mid-20th century, Asmat people, Munu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint, fiber, shell, cassowary quills (1979.206.1589)
Male Poro Figure (Pombia), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Tyebara, Wood (1978.412.315)
Male Reliquary Figure, 19th century, Gabon or Democratic Republic of Congo; Ambete, Wood, pigment, metal, cowrie shells (2002.456.17)
Man's Grave Marker (Sunduk), early to mid-20th century, Bajau people, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, Wood (1990.338a,b)
Mandora or chitarino, ca. 1420, Northern Italy (Milan?), Boxwood and rosewood (64.101.1409)
Mangaaka Power Figure (Nkisi N'Kondi), second half of 19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chiloango River Region; Kongo, Wood, metal, resin, enamel (2008.30)
Mask (Dagak), mid- to late 19th century, Kanak peoples, northern Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia, Wood (1983.17)
Mask with Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Mossi peoples; Burkina Faso, Wood, metal (1979.206.84)
Mask, 19th century, Probably Romkun, Breri, or Igana peoples, Ramu or Guam River, Lower Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.7)
Mask, 19th–20th century, Bwa peoples; Burkina Faso, Wood, pigment, fiber (1979.206.196)
Mask, 19th–early 20th century, Probably Timor-Leste (East Timor), Wood, fiber, traces of paint, lime, and hair (2000.444)
Mater Dolorosa (Mourning Virgin), 18th century, Sino-Spanish, Wood with pigments, gilding, ivory, and silver (2002.133a,b)
Maternity Figure, 19th–20th century, Luluwa peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, metal ring (1979.206.282)
Maternity Figure, 19th–20th century, Senufo peoples; Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, oil patina (1981.397)
Memory Board (Lukasa), 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Wood (1977.467.3)
Miniature pagoda, early Nara period, ca. 767, Japan, Wood (1975.268.150ab)
Mirror Bearer, 6th century, Mexico or Guatemala; Maya, Wood, hematite (1979.206.1063)
Mirror Frame, 9th–12th century, Peru; Wari-Chimú, Wood (1995.428)
Mother and Child, 15th–20th century, Mali, Bougouni or Dioila area; Bamana peoples, Wood (1979.206.121)
Mukudj Mask, 19th–20th century, Punu peoples; Gabon, Wood, pigment, kaolin (2000.177)
Nativity Group with Angel, 18th century, Guatemalan, Wood, polychromed and gilded, with glass eyes and silver-gilt halos (64.164.168ab–.172)
Nativity Scene, 18th century, Ecuadoran, with Hispano-Philippine ivory inserts, Bodies of wood, polychromed and gilded; faces and shoulders, ivory touched up with polychromy (64.164.172–.174)
Neckrest: Female Figure, probably 19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi, Wood, beads (1981.399)
Netsuke: Ashinaga and Tenaga, 18th century, Japanese, Wood (10.211.2348)
Netsuke: Boar resting on bush clover, 19th century, Japanese, Wood (91.1.989)
Netsuke: Ox with boy playing flute, 19th century, Japanese, Wood, ivory, metal (10.211.780)
Nose Flute (Bituucu, Bitu Ceguvi, Bitu ni Vakatagi, or Bitu Vakatagi), ca. 1830, Fiji, Bamboo (89.4.795)
Paddle (Hose), late 19th–early 20th century, Buka or northern Bougainville Island, northern Solomon Islands, Wood, paint (1978.412.1491)
Pair of Diviner's Figures, 19th–20th century, Baule peoples; Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment, beads, iron (1978.412.390-.391)
Pair of doors, 9th century; Abbasid, Iraq, Carved wood (31.119.1,.2)
Pair of flower style doors, 17th century, India, Wood (2009.376a,b)
Pair of gulgul, early 20th century, Indonesia (Madura), Wood (2009.430a,b,431)
Pair of Keros with Carved Feline Handles, 17th–18th century, Peru, Wood with pigmented resin inlay (1994.35.22,.23)
Pair of minbar doors, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1325–30, Egypt, Cairo, wood (rosewood and mulberry), carved, inlaid with carved ivory, ebony, and other woods (91.1.2064)
Panel with Cross and Griffins, 500–700, Byzantine; Made in Egypt, Wood (28.12)
Panel with horse heads, Fatimid period, 11th century, Egypt, Wood (teak), carved (11.205.2)
Panel, 14th century; Marinid, Morocco, Carved and polychromed wood (1985.241)
Panel, Abbasid period, early 9th century, Iraq, Takrit, Wood (teak), carved (33.41.1a–e)
Panel, probably 13th century, Egypt or Syria, Carved wood with traces of pigments and gilt (30.112.3)
Parrying Shield, 19th–early 20th century, Southeastern region, Australia, Wood (1978.412.865)
Pendant Triptych (with Scenes of the Passion), 16th century, Mexican, Boxwood, feathers, gold, enamel (10.141.2)
Pendant, 16th century, Probably Mexico, Crystal, enamel, gold, pearls, boxwood (17.190.886)
Poro Headdress (Kworo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, cloth, cane, mud (1978.412.457)
Portrait Medallion: Carchesius, dated 1541, Attributed to Hans Kels the Younger, South German (Augsburg), Boxwood (17.190.487)
Portrait sculpture of a Zen priest, Muromachi period, 14th–15th century, Japan, Lacquered wood (63.65)
Power Figure (Nkisi), 19th–20th century, Kongo peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, paint, nails, cloth, beads, shells, arrows, leather, nuts, twine (1979.206.127)
Processional Cross, 16th century (ca. 1500), Ethiopia, Tigray region; Amharic, Wood, tin (1999.103)
Puppet Head (Si Gale-gale), late 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Wood, brass, lead alloy, water buffalo horn, pigment (1987.453.6)
Ram Mask (Bata), 19th–20th century, Kwele peoples; Republic of Congo or Gabon, Wood, paint (1979.206.8)
Rasp / Lime Spatula (Tap), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Iatmul people, Wood, paint (1978.412.821)

Rasp / Lime Container (Bandi Na Iavo), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Iatmul or Chambri people, Bamboo, wood, paint, fiber (1979.206.1457)
Rattle, 19th century, Alaska; Sitka, Wood, pigment (89.4.614)

Rattle, 19th century, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia; Skittagetan or Haida, Wood, pigment (89.4.616)
Rattle, 19th century, Vancouver Island, Canada; Masseth or Haida, Wood, pigment (89.4.647)
Rattle, ca. 1880, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia; Haida or Tsimshian, Wood, string, pigment (89.4.1963)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, British Columbia; Tsimshian, Wood, pigment (89.4.2161)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, Skidegate, British Columbia; Haida, Cedar, pebbles, polychrome (89.4.611)
Reliquary Figure, 19th–20th century, Fang peoples; Gabon, Wood, metal, oil patina (1978.412.441)
Reliquary Head (Nlo Bieri), 19th–20th century, Gabon; Fang, Betsi group, Wood, metal, palm oil (1979.206.229)
Restello mirror frame, early 16th century, Venice, Poplar (1975.1.2104)
Ritual Board (Wenena Gerua), ca. 1950, Siane people, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint, feathers, fiber (1978.412.741)
Ritual figure, 4th century B.C.–early Ptolemaic Period (380–246 B.C.), Egyptian, Wood, formerly clad in lead sheet (2003.154)
Ritual Figure, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reigns of Amenemhat II–Senwosret II, ca. 1919–1878 B.C., Egyptian; From Lisht, Painted wood (14.3.17)
Rosary Bead, early 16th century, South Netherlandish (Brabant), Boxwood (17.190.475)
Saint Anthony Abbot, ca. 1500, Attributed to Niclaus of Haguenau (German), German; Made in Strasbourg, Upper Rhine Valley, Walnut (1988.159)
Saint Barbara, ca. 1490, German, probably Strasbourg, Alsace (present-day France), Lindenwood and polychromy (55.166)
Saint John the Baptist, Juan Martínez Montañés (Spanish), Gilt and polychromed wood (63.40)
Saint John: One of a Pair of Figures from a Crucifixion, ca. 1560, Flemish, Boxwood (47.3.2)
Saint Joseph and the Christ Child, second half of 17th century, Attributed to Nicolaas van der Veken (Flemish), Flemish, Boxwood (1971.68)
Saints Christopher, Eustace, and Erasmus (Three Helper Saints), ca. 1500–1505, Tilman Riemenschneider (German)
Made in Würzburg, Germany, Limewood (61.86)
Seated Bishop, ca. 1495, Tilman Riemenschneider (German), Lindenwood, black stain (1970.137.1)
Seated Chief (Mwanangara), before 1869, Angola; Chokwe, Wood, cloth, fiber, beads (1988.157)
Seated Couple, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon peoples, Wood, metal (1977.394.15)
Seated Figure, late 19th–early 20th century, Satawan Island, Caroline Islands, Wood, shell, traces of paint and resin (2003.8)
Seated Male Figure with Lance, 15th–20th century, Mali; Bamana peoples, Wood (1983.600a,b)
Seated Male Figure, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Yombe, Wood, glass, metal, kaolin (1996.281)
Seated Male Figure, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Wood, kaolin (1980.429)
Seated Male, 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Baule, Wood, beads (1978.412.425)
The Seehof garden furniture, ca. 1763–64, German, Painted and gilded lindenwood (1974.356.114-.121)
Serpent Headdress, 19th–20th century, Baga peoples; Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.339)
Sgabello, ca. 1489–91, Italian (Florence), Walnut, maple, ebony, ebonized wood, and fruitwood, traces of gilding and red paint (30.93.2)
Shield (Wunda), 19th–early 20th century, Western Australia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1532)
Shield, mid-20th century, Asmat people, Monu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint (1978.412.929)
Shrine of the Virgin, ca. 1300, German; Made in Rhine valley, Oak, linen covering, paint, gilding, gesso (17.190.185)
Side Blown Trumpet, late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Wood, shell, hair, fiber (1980.262)
Side chair (chaise) (one of a pair), 1784, Georges Jacob (French), carved by Jules Hugues Rousseau (French) and his brother Jean-Siméon Rousseau (French), Carved and gilded walnut (1977.102.13,14)
Side chair, 1794–99, Attributed to Samuel McIntire (American), Made in New England, Salem, Massachusetts, America, Mahogany, ebony, ash, birch, white pine (62.16)
Side chair, ca. 1870, Christopher Dresser (British), Gilt, ebonized, and carved wood (1994.529)
Side tables, ca. 1740, After a design by Matthias Lock (British), Carved gilt pine with verde antico marble veneered top (2007.196.1,2)
Sideboard, ca. 1853–57, Alexander Roux (American, born France), Black walnut, pine (1993.168)
Skull Hook (Agiba), 19th–early 20th century, Kerewa people, Pai'ia'a village, western Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.796)
Slipper chair, 1850–60, John H. Belter (American, born Germany; firm active New York City), Rosewood, ash (51.79.9)
Slit Gong (Atingting Kon), mid- to late 1960s, Commissioned by Tain Mal, carved by Tin Mweleun (active 1960s), Vanuatu, Ambrym Island, Fanla village, Wood, paint (1975.93)
Slit Gong (Waken), 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Komindimbit village, Iatmul people, Wood (1978.412.1536)
Small cabinet, 1679, Attributed to the Symonds shop tradition, Salem, Massachusetts, Red oak, white pine, black walnut, red cedar, maple (10.125.168)
Snuff Tablet, 4th–8th century, Peru; Tiwanaku (?), Wood (2000.2)
Sofa, 1850–60, John H. Belter (American, born Germany), American; New York City, Rosewood (1999.396)
Staff with Snuff Containers and Club, 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu peoples, Wood (1993.381.6-7)
Staff: Female Half Torso, 19th–20th century, Angola; Ovimbundu, Wood, brass tacks (1978.412.572)
Stand for a Qur'an manuscript, Muzzafarid period (1314–93), dated A.H. 761 / A.D. 1360, Iran or Central Asia, Wood (teak), carved, painted, inlaid (10.218)
Standing Amoghapasa Lokeshvara, 14th–15th century, Nepal, Wood with traces of gesso and color (1982.247)
Standing Angel, 18th century, Ecuadoran (Quito), Wood, polychromed and gilded (64.164.234)
Standing Couple (Hazomanga?), 17th–late 18th century, Madagascar; Menabe, Sakalava peoples, Wood, pigment (2001.408)
Standing female attendant, Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century, China, Wood with pigment (1997.442.7.2)
Standing Female Figure with Mortar and Pestle, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, iron (1979.541.12)
Standing Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Madagascar; Malagasy (?) Wood, patina stain (1978.412.577)
Standing Figure (Aloalo) with Superstructure, 20th century, Madagascar; Malagasy (Mahafaly) peoples, Wood (1998.317.1)
Standing Male and Female Figures, 18th–19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Tabwa, Wood, beads (1978.412.591,2)
Standing Male Figure, ?12th–?17th century, Western Sudan; (Dogon?), Wood (1985.422.2)
Standing Man, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon peoples, Wood, patina (1978.412.322)
Standing Virgin and Child, ca. 1470, Attributed to Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leiden (Northern Lowlands), Vienna, Boxwood (1996.14)
Statue of an Offering Bearer, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, early reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1981–1975 B.C., From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT 280, MMA 1101), serdab, MMA 1920, Wood, gesso, paint (20.3.7)
Statue of Kashyapa, Joseon dynasty, dated 1700, Korea, Wood with polychrome (42.25.8)
Statuette of the god Anubis as embalmer, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332–30 B.C., Egyptian, Wood with gesso and paint (38.5)
Stick God (Akua Ka'ai), 18th–early 19th century, Hawai'i, Wood (1979.206.1625)
Stool, 19th century, The Buli Master, Luba peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, metal studs (1979.290)
Stool, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Wood (1986.478.2)
Stool: Kneeling Female Caryatid, 19th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi, Wood, glass beads (1978.412.317)
Suona, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Rosewood, brass (89.4.20)
Tabernacle frame, ca. 1510, Florence, Walnut and poplar (1975.1.1638)
Tabernacle mirror frame with sliding covers, mid-16th century, Italy; Florence, Walnut (1975.1.2090)
Table, ca. 1775–80, Italian (Rome), Wood, carved, painted, and partly gilded; replaced green-black granite top (41.188)
Talisman Amulet (Ody), 20th century, Madagascar; South Malagasy, Merina, Wood, beads, hair, earth (1999.443)
Tall clock, ca. 1900, Charles Rohlfs (American), Oak, copper (1985.261)
Tea chest, ca. 1750–55, Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711–1793), Oak, cedar, veneered with rosewood; brass, iron, and steel (1999.147)
Temple strut with a devata standing on a hermit sage, 13th century, Nepal, Wood (1988.148.2)
Three-Headed Standing Figure, 19th century, Republic of Congo (Congo River Basin region); Kuyu peoples, Wood, pigments (2006.447)
Triptych on Stand, 1500–1515, South Netherlandish, Boxwood (17.190.453)
Trumpet (Fu), mid-20th century, New Guinea, Papua Province, Asmat people, Bamboo (1978.412.1022)
Tube Zither (Sesando or Sasandu), late 19th century, Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara, Timor Island, Bamboo, wood, palm leaves, metal wire (89.4.1489)
Turned armchair, 1665–90, New York City or vicinity, Ash (41.111)
Venus Giving Arms to Aeneas, 1704, Jean Cornu (French), France (Paris), Terracotta and painted wood (32.100.158)
Viola d'amore, 18th century, Johannes Florenus Guidantus (Italian), Bologna, Italy, Spruce, maple (2009.41)
Virgin and Child in Majesty, 1150–1200, French; Made in Auvergne, Walnut with paint, tin relief on a lead white ground and linen (16.32.194a, b)
Virgin of Quito, second half of 18th century, After a model by Bernardo Legarda, Ecuadoran (Quito), Wood, polychromed and gilded (64.164.236)
Visitation, ca. 1310, Attributed to Master Heinrich of Constance, German; Made in Constance, Walnut, paint, gilding, rock-crystal cabochons (17.190.724)
Water Drum, 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Mindimbit village, Iatmul people, Wood, fiber (1979.206.1627)
Whistle, 19th century, British Columbia; Northwest Coast, Wood, pigment (89.4.2243)
Woman Fixing Her Hair, 1993, Elizabeth Catlett (Mexican, born United States, 1915-2012), Mahogany and opals (1993.217)
Woodblock for Samson Rending the Lion, ca. 1497–98, Albrecht Dürer (German), Pearwood (19.73.255)
Writing desk (bureau brisé), ca. 1685, Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (Dutch, active France), maker; Jean Berain (French), engraver, France (Paris), Oak, pine, and walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of engraved brass on tortoiseshell; gilt bronze, steel (1986.365.3)

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