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Roundel with griffin heads
Cameo glass with three portrait heads

Cameo glass with three portrait heads

Three male portrait bustsThis cameo may date to the Flavian period (A.D. 69-96). The slight difference in the level of the heads is skillfully managed. Imperial

Roundel with griffin heads
Bottle with Two Heads
Capital with a Basket-Weave Pattern and Rams’ Heads

Capital with a Basket-Weave Pattern and Rams’ Heads

The monastic community of Bawit, founded in the 300s by Apa (Father) Apollo at a small village, grew to consist of numerous complexes with residences, chapels, and service structures and two large churches prof... more

Large initial with knotwork motifs and animal heads from BL Harley 3020, f. 113

Large initial with knotwork motifs and animal heads from BL Harley 302...

Detail of a large initial 'F'(actum est) with knotwork motifs and animal heads. Image taken from f. 113 of History of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow, Life of Ceolfrid, Lives of Pope Calixtus I and other mar... more

One of a Pair of Temple Pendants, with Confronted Birds (front) and Human Heads (back)

One of a Pair of Temple Pendants, with Confronted Birds (front) and Hu...

When Kievan Rus, a powerful new state to the north of the Byzantine Empire, accepted Christianity as its official religion in 988, the aristocracy also adopted the manners and dress of the Byzantine court. Loca... more

Panel with Horse Heads

Panel with Horse Heads

This panel, probably from a wooden door, is deeply carved with two symmetrical horse heads in relief. Attention to detail is evident in the beaded bands and bridles amid arabesques. The piece was carved to diff... more

One of a Pair of Temple Pendants, with Confronted Birds (front) and Human Heads (back)

One of a Pair of Temple Pendants, with Confronted Birds (front) and Hu...

When Kievan Rus, a powerful new state to the north of the Byzantine Empire, accepted Christianity as its official religion in 988, the aristocracy also adopted the manners and dress of the Byzantine court. Loca... more

Capital with Four Heads

Capital with Four Heads

In 863 a monk named Theodosius wrote of the grandeur of Palermo, describing it as “full of citizens and strangers. . . . Blended with the Sicilians the Greeks, the Lombards and the Jews, there are Arabs, Berber... more

Man putting animal heads on poles from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 296v

Man putting animal heads on poles from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 296v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man placing the heads of spotted animals he has killed on poles. Image taken from f. 296v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Writte... more

Heads of a man and a woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Heads of a man and a woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Historiated initial 'A'(pres) of a woman's head, at the beginning of Revelation 4, a foliate initial 'E'(stes), and an historiated initial 'C'(eo) of a man's head, with marginal extensions. Image taken from f. ... more

Ornamental Lancet Heads

Ornamental Lancet Heads

Made in Carinthia, Austria

Ornamental Lancet Heads

Ornamental Lancet Heads

Made in Carinthia, Austria

Human heads from BL Or 2736, f. 194

Human heads from BL Or 2736, f. 194

Initial-word panel with pen-flourishing and a male and a female head, at Purim. Image taken from f. 194 of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Five Scrolls (~Hamesh me... more

Human heads from BL Or 2736, f. 316v

Human heads from BL Or 2736, f. 316v

Painting of two male heads wearing longish hats, at Shavuot. Image taken from f. 316v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~), and the ... more

Two-Handled Jar with Lions' Heads

Two-Handled Jar with Lions' Heads

This jar, made early in the fifteenth century, includes bold relief ornament of pine cones or grapes and impressive lion masks. It may have been made near Florence, or further south near the towns of Viterbo or... more

Four Lance Heads for the Tournament

Four Lance Heads for the Tournament

The pointed lance heads were intended for the Scharfrennen or similar jousts fought with sharp lances. The four-pronged lance head was used in the Gestech, a joust with blunted lances.

Studies of ten (?) heads and two ears (recto); Studies of three figures and a head (verso)

Studies of ten (?) heads and two ears (recto); Studies of three figure...

No more than ten drawings are known by Gerard David, the last great early Netherlandish painter, by whom there are more paintings in the Museum than in any other collection in the world. Most of David's drawing... more

Design for a Sculptural Frame Decorated with Angel Heads, Volutes and Leaves (for a Ceiling ?); Design for a Base Decorated with Angel Heads, Volutes and Leaves

Design for a Sculptural Frame Decorated with Angel Heads, Volutes and ...

? Made by Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua)

Three Heads after Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

Three Heads after Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Bracelet: Portuguese Heads and Mudfish

Bracelet: Portuguese Heads and Mudfish

The oba and chiefs of Benin wear pairs of ornate bracelets at palace festivals. Long and cylindrical, these cufflike ornaments may be made of either ivory or brass and display imagery reflecting the exalted sta... more

Study of Eleven Heads

Study of Eleven Heads

This drawing is from a group of studies intended as a repertoire of figures for practice and reference. It is one of the most significant and most intact of several such sheets composed by de Gheyn, who worked ... more

The Beast with the Seven Heads and the Beast with Lamb's Horns

The Beast with the Seven Heads and the Beast with Lamb's Horns

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Venus and Cupid riding two sea monsters, Cupid raises an arrow in his right hand, two heads representing wind in the clouds above

Venus and Cupid riding two sea monsters, Cupid raises an arrow in his ...

Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)

Venus and Cupid riding two sea monsters, Cupid raises an arrow in his right hand, two heads representing wind in the clouds above

Venus and Cupid riding two sea monsters, Cupid raises an arrow in his ...

Verso is not visible as print is laid to another sheet of paper. Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)

Venus and Cupid riding two sea creatures, Cupid raising an arrow with his right hand and two heads representing wind in the clouds above

Venus and Cupid riding two sea creatures, Cupid raising an arrow with ...

Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)

Venus and Cupid riding two sea monsters, Cupid raises an arrow in his right hand, two heads representing wind in the clouds above

Venus and Cupid riding two sea monsters, Cupid raises an arrow in his ...

Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)

Candelabra Grotesque with Heads of Dolphins and Dragons in the Center

Candelabra Grotesque with Heads of Dolphins and Dragons in the Center

Lambrecht Hopfer (German, active ca. 1525–50)

Six Studies of Animal Heads and of a Cartouche

Six Studies of Animal Heads and of a Cartouche

Pellegrino Tibaldi (Italian, Puria di Valsolda 1527–1596 Milan)

Standing Virgin with Child, Two Heads at Upper Right (recto); Sketch of Steps (verso)

Standing Virgin with Child, Two Heads at Upper Right (recto); Sketch o...

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Capital with heads and masks

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Capital with heads and masks

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: Capital with ram heads and masks

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Capital with ram heads and masks

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

Two Grotesque Heads

Two Grotesque Heads

Hans Liefrinck (Augsburg (?) 1518?–1573 Antwerp)

Candelabra Grotesque and Various Figure Studies (recto); Two Griffins and Female Heads (verso)

Candelabra Grotesque and Various Figure Studies (recto); Two Griffins ...

attributed to Andrés de Melgar (Spanish, documented S. Domingo de la Calzada, died after 1554)

Design for a Fountain with Sea Horses and Triton Base, Basin, Dolphins and Tritons, Three Grotesque heads and Neptune

Design for a Fountain with Sea Horses and Triton Base, Basin, Dolphins...

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

Candlestick with Two Ignudi on Top of a Vase with Lion Heads

Candlestick with Two Ignudi on Top of a Vase with Lion Heads

Design for a candlestick with two ignudi seen from the back, supporting a basin and standing on top of a vase. The vase is decorated is decorated with masks in the shape of lion's heads. The foot of the candles... more

Studies of Animal Heads and Figures

Studies of Animal Heads and Figures

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Heads of Goddesses (Flora, Diana, Ceres)

Heads of Goddesses (Flora, Diana, Ceres)

Anonymous, French, 17th century

Man of Sorrows and Two Studies of Heads

Man of Sorrows and Two Studies of Heads

Anonymous, Flemish, 17th century

Jugate heads of Germanicus (15 B.C.–19 A.D.) and Agrippina (d. 33 A.D.)

Jugate heads of Germanicus (15 B.C.–19 A.D.) and Agrippina (d. 33 A.D....

Subjects from Roman history preoccupied collectors in the Baroque era. The twinned countenances of these famous couples, mounted as pendants, were in the Arundel collection in the seventeenth century and the Ma... more

Man Wearing a Small Turban Ornamented with Plumes and Ribbon, Facing Right, from Studies of Small Heads in Oriental Headdress

Man Wearing a Small Turban Ornamented with Plumes and Ribbon, Facing R...

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto) (Italian, Genoa 1609–1664 Mantua)

Jugate heads of Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 121–180) and Faustina (Anna Galeria Faustina, d. 175 or 176)

Jugate heads of Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 121–180) a...

Subjects from Roman history preoccupied collectors in the Baroque era. The twinned countenances of these famous couples, mounted as pendants, were in the Arundel collection in the seventeenth century and the Ma... more

Studies of Heads and Hands

Studies of Heads and Hands

Anonymous, French, 17th century

Studies of Four Heads

Studies of Four Heads

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Nine heads after Paolo Veronese

Nine heads after Paolo Veronese

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Heads of Goddesses (Pallas, Venus, Juno)

Heads of Goddesses (Pallas, Venus, Juno)

Anonymous, French, 17th century

Ornament with Armor and Horses' Heads

Ornament with Armor and Horses' Heads

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Study of Two Heads

Study of Two Heads

Rubens painted studies of heads after live models and artistic sources, creating a cast of characters that served in turn as models for figures in religious and mythological works. The main figure here became a... more

Two Heads of an Old and a Young Woman Looking to the Left (Ages of Woman?)

Two Heads of an Old and a Young Woman Looking to the Left (Ages of Wom...

Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (Hadersleben 1609–1670 Copenhagen)

Four Caricatured Heads

Four Caricatured Heads

attributed to Pier Francesco Mola (Italian, Coldrerio 1612–1666 Rome)

Sheet of Studies of Heads

Sheet of Studies of Heads

Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London)

Snake Heads

Snake Heads

School of Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Horses' Heads

Horses' Heads

attributed to Francesco Allegrini (Italian, Cantiano (?) 1615/20–after 1679 Gubbio (?))

A variety of heads

A variety of heads

Various male heads in profile, a young man with wavy shoulder-length hair at right facing left, looking down, and grotesque head with goat horns and beard at centre; after Leonardo da Vinci Wenceslaus Hollar (B... more

Two deformed heads

Two deformed heads

Two grotesque figures facing each other. Not by Hollar. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Two deformed heads facing each other

Two deformed heads facing each other

On the left an old woman with an enormous chin and a ram's horn tied to a string around her forehead faces am old man with a bulbous head and sagging cheeks.After Leonardo Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 16... more

Two heads

Two heads

Left: An old woman with a receding chin; Right: a clean shaven man with bowl cut hair or a hat. Not by Hollar. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Two youths in profile to left with two grotesque heads facing each other below

Two youths in profile to left with two grotesque heads facing each oth...

Two heads of young men, the one at left in profile to left, the other in three-quarter profile to left; bolow, two grotesque heads of old men with long pointed noses, facing each other; after Leonardo da Vinci.... more

Four grotesque heads in profile to left

Four grotesque heads in profile to left

Four grotesque heads of elderly men in profile to left, arranged in two rows, the one at lower right wearing a a three-tiered cap; after Leonardo da Vinci. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Three profile heads, one in outline only

Three profile heads, one in outline only

Three heads in profile to left; at left, outline of the head of a youth; in middle, head of an old man; at right, head of a youth, with curly hair falling over the nape of his neck; after Leonardo da Vinci Wenc... more

Two deformed heads facing inwards

Two deformed heads facing inwards

Two deformed heads both with enormous upper lips. The woman has a cap on the back of her head and the man's hair is blowing back. After Leonardo. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Two deformed heads facing each other

Two deformed heads facing each other

Two deformed figures face each other, after Leonardo. The attribution to Hollar is doubted by Pennington and tentatively attributed in the New Hollstein. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Five Heads

Five Heads

Two old men face left and a deformed man with bulbous chin and lips faces right; smaller outlined profiles of two men with protruding jaws face each other in the upper left. after Leonardo da Vinci Wenceslaus H... more