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[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf from Alice Kandell, at his coronation, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf fr...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Earring with Dolphin Head Finial

Earring with Dolphin Head Finial

Originally one of a pair, this earring is formed from gold wire that is strung with one gold, one glass and one sardonyx (stone) bead; and terminates in the form of a dolphin head.

Fragment of a Tomb Wall Depicting Donkeys

Fragment of a Tomb Wall Depicting Donkeys

This fragment is part of a scene of donkeys being driven over grain to separate wheat from chaff- one that was used in many Egyptian tombs. The tomb’s owner selected the decoration for his or her tomb chamber f... more

Statuary Group of Three Satyrs Fighting a Serpent

Statuary Group of Three Satyrs Fighting a Serpent

In 1488, an artwork matching the description of this small, powerful sculptural group was discovered in Rome and likely sold to Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449–1492). It depicts a slithering serpent ensnaring and sque... more

Spirally twisted tubular armlet with one goose-head terminal preserved

Spirally twisted tubular armlet with one goose-head terminal preserved

From Egypt; Possibly from Memphite Region, Memphis (Mit Rahina) Roman Period

One Edged Comb

One Edged Comb

Made in Niederbreisig, Germany

One Edged Comb

One Edged Comb

Made in Niederbreisig, Germany

Long hooks, one twisted (b)

Long hooks, one twisted (b)

Caucasus region Six Dynasties Period

Length of leather with V-shaped design on one side

Length of leather with V-shaped design on one side

Caucasus region Six Dynasties Period

Fudo Myo-o

Fudo Myo-o

The name Fudo Myo-o means “the immovable or unshakable one.” He is one of five myo-o, or lords of light, whose threatening appearance guards the Law of Buddhism. He is equipped to guide the spiritual traveler p... more

One Hundred Buffaloes

One Hundred Buffaloes

Unidentified Artist Chinese, 13th century Song dynasty (960–1279)

One man clubbing another from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 84v

One man clubbing another from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 84v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of one man clubbing another. Image taken from f. 84v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

One knight unhorsing another from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 313v

One knight unhorsing another from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 313v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of one knight unhorsing another before a castle, while a group of women look on. Image taken from f. 313v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretal... more

One of the Twelve Devas: Katen

One of the Twelve Devas: Katen

Nanbokuchō period (1336–92)

One of the Twelve Devas: Bonten

One of the Twelve Devas: Bonten

Nanbokuchō period (1336–92)

One of the Seven Falls of Christ (Schr. 645)

One of the Seven Falls of Christ (Schr. 645)

Anonymous, German, 15th century

Trisala on Her Couch (left) / The Goddess Sri, One of the Fourteen Lucky Dreams (right); Page from a Dispersed Kalpa Sutra (Jain Book of Rituals)

Trisala on Her Couch (left) / The Goddess Sri, One of the Fourteen Luc...

Queen Trisala is shown on her couch pondering her fourteen auspicious dreams. She is to be the mother of Mahavira, the founder of the Jain religion.

One of the Seven Falls of Christ (Schr. 655)

One of the Seven Falls of Christ (Schr. 655)

Anonymous, German, 15th century

One of the Seven Falls of Christ (Schr. 683)

One of the Seven Falls of Christ (Schr. 683)

Anonymous, German, 15th century

Mosaic Disk with a Mythological and Historical Scene

Mosaic Disk with a Mythological and Historical Scene

Turquoise and shell mosaics were a specialty of the Mixtecs of northern Oaxaca, whose artists worked in the imperial Aztec (Mexica) capital, Tenochtitlan, after the mid-15th century. This disk commemorates hist... more

Seitaka Dôji

Seitaka Dôji

Seitaka Doji is one of the two boy attendants of Fudo Myo-o (the Immovable or Unshakable One). Sculptural triads of these figures exist from the late Heian period (794–1185). In these triads, Seitaka Doji has a... more