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Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Yama

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Akshobya

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Vajrapani

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Nirvana Vishkambhin

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Iniation Card (Tsakalis)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Akashagarbha

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Manjushri

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Maitreya

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Bodhisattva Samantabhadhra

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Samanthabhadri (Consort)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Chenresi (Avalokiteshvara)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Ratnasambhava

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Samanthabhandra

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Vairochana

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Hayagriva

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Bhumirgharba

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Amoghasiddhi

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Amitabha

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Door Keeper

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Initiation Card (Tsakalis): Mahakala

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

Playing Card, with Wild Woman and Unicorn

Master ES (German, active ca. 1450–67)

New Year's Card: Christ Child with the Cross

South Anonymous, German, South Germany, 15th century

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Esculapius (Esculapius in aedibus Card. Burghesij)

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Apollo (Apollo in aedibus Card. Burghesij)

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Hercules (Hercules in aedibus Card. Burghesij)

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Orpheus (Orpheus in aedibus Card. Burghesij)

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Comodus (Comodus in aedibus Card. Farnesij)

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Jupiter (Jupiter in aedibus Card. Burghesij)

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Trade Card of Samuel Spencer, Furniture Maker

Samuel Spencer (British, late 17th–early 18th century)

New Year Card with Kyōka (Humerous Poem) and Three Disks

Unidentified Artist Edo period (1615–1868)

Death and Card Players

Jan Lievens (Dutch, Leiden 1607–1674 Amsterdam)

The Card Party

Caspar Netscher (Dutch, Heidelberg 1639?–1684 The Hague)

Card Case

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Card Case

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Trade Card of Isaac Puller, Furniture Maker

Issued by Isaac Puller (British, active early 18th century)

Courtesan with Poetry Card (Tanzaku) at New Year

This series of prints was probably issued as a calendar set of twenty-four, two prints for each month. Seasonal reference is made through the patterns on the women's robes. Pine and bamboo are auspicious symb... more

Trade Card of Richard Hand, The Oldest Original Chelsey Bunn Baker

Said to be designed by William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

Shop Card for Mrs. Holt's Italian Warehouse

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

Card table (from a large set)

These are from a set of about eighty pieces of furniture, including armchairs, mirrors, candlestands, daybeds, and secretaries with japanned chinoiserie decoration, supplied by Grendey to the Duke of Infantado'... more

Card Table

The form of this table is most unusual. The table top is in two pieces: one a drop leaf, the other lifting up to provide access to a storage well, presumably for storing card-playing accoutrements. While it is ... more

Man and woman at a card table

Capodimonte (Italian)

Folding card table (table de jeu brisée en angle)

In mentioning cards, I ought to observe, that . . . [the French] learn to play not barely for amusement, but also with a view to advantage; and, indeed, you seldom meet with a native of France, whether male or ... more

Card table

Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Card Table

The most sophisticated New York Chippendale-style card tables have serpentine sides, shaped corners, gadrooned skirts, and five cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet. The square corners supported candlesti... more

Card and backgammon table

The upper playing surface of this rare tripletop gaming table is inlaid with patterns of backgammon and chess boards; the lower one is lined with baize for playing cards. Otherwise, the table is characteristic ... more

Box for playing card counters

The card game l’Hombre was a fashionable pastime in the eighteenth century, and special boxes were created at the Meissen porcelain manufacture to hold the necessary counters. Five playing cards decorate the li... more

Card Table

On this exquisite exemplar of a Newport cabriole-leg card table, the various elements of the skirt board are in perfect proportion and equilibrium, the curves of the legs are altogether satisfying, and the carv... more

Card Table

Made in New York, United States

Card table

This turret-top card table, so called for its projecting rounded corners, descended in the Verplanck family along with four side chairs (39.184.3-.6), a tea table (39.184.11), and an upholstered settee (39.184.... more

Card Table

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Card table

This deceptively plain table is one of the masterpieces of John Townsend's late oeuvre. It is fashioned from the densest of Cuban or San Domingo mahoganies and retains its original oiled finish. Both the visibl... more

Card table

Card tables are more typically associated with parlors and sitting rooms, but these lightweight and versatile objects lent themselves to a variety of activities, from taking tea to conducting correspondence. Th... more

Card Table

Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Card Case

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Card Table

Made in United States

Card table

This card table was acquired in 1971 to match a superb Baltimore example (32.55.4) already in the collection for display in the Baltimore Dining Room (gallery 724) in the American Wing. Made in Baltimore, Maryl... more

Card table

The latest styles in European furniture arrived in colonial and Federal America by three principal means: pattern books of engraved furniture designs, imported high-style objects, and skilled immigrant craftsme... more

Writing Set and Poem Card Box (Shikishi-bako), from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō), vol. 1

Surimono are privately published woodblock prints, usually commissioned by poets or poetry groups as a form of New Year’s greeting card. The poems, most commonly kyōka (witty thirty-one syllable verse), inscrib... more

Card

Made in Pennsylvania, United States

Card Table

Although it does not bear Lannuier’s label, this table is nearly identical to six pairs of tables and three single tables that do. It demonstrates Lannuier’s skillful combination of French influences. The gilde... more

Card Table

At the time when this card table was acquired from the collection of Louis Guerineau Myers, one of the great early connoisseurs and collectors of American furniture, it was attributed to the shop of Duncan Phyf... more

Card Table

Attributed to Michael Allison (1773–1855) Made in New York, New York, United States

Card Table

Made in New York, New York, United States

Card Table

Made in New York, New York, United States

Card Table

The attribution of this card table is based on its similarity to a pair of tables Henry Connelly made for the prominent Philadelphia banker and philanthropist Stephen Girard in 1817. All are distinguished by th... more