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Head and part of the back of a marble statue

Copy of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C.The young satyr, identifiable by his pointed animal ears, was shown pouring wine. Many Roman copies of this appealing work are known today. Copy of work attributed ... more

Upper part of a marble statue of a woman

Copy of a Greek statue of ca. 460–450 B.C.This is probably a representation of Athena, for the abnormally high crown of the head may once have supported a bronze helmet. The face was broken off in antiquity and... more

Lower part of a marble relief with two goddesses

Adaptation of the Great Eleusinian Relief of ca. 450–425 B.C.The two goddesses are closely related to the figures of Demeter and Persephone on the Great Eleusinian Relief, a cast of which is displayed nearby. T... more

Hairpin Part

Made in Northern France

Upper part of a marble torso of a man

The figure wears a short cloak over his left shoulder. Imperial

Lower part of a marble seated statue of Hygieia

Copy or adaptation of a Greek work of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.Hygieia, the personification of Health, was the daughter of Asklepios, the god of healing. Snakes were closely associated with both figures and w... more

Part of a bronze handle with ram’s head finial

Handle of a patera with a ram's head. Imperial

Upper part of a limestone statuette of a male aulos player

The head and the upper part of the torso remain. The instrument is missing. Only the top of the reeds and the phorbeia in relief remain, as well as the points where the hands were attached to the chest. Archaic

Lintel: Part of a Tomb Entrance

Northern (386–581) and Southern Dynasties (420–589)

Engaged Column Part with Meander Pattern

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

Door Jamb: Part of Tomb Entrance

Northern and Southern Dynasties (386–581)

Door Jamb: Part of Tomb Entrance

Northern and Southern Dynasties (386–581)

Part of a sleeve

Caucasus region Six Dynasties Period

Lower part of caftan

Caucasus region Six Dynasties Period

Part of Halo

late Heian period (ca. 900–1185)

Engaged Base and Part of Shaft

Made in Languedoc, France

Column Shaft Part

Made in present-day France

Cornice Part

Made in present-day France

Leaves from a Beatus Manuscript: Bifolium with part of the Genealogy of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi

Illustrated Beatus manuscripts bring to life an extraordinary vision of the end of the world, as recorded by Saint John in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) and filtered through the lens of Beatus of Liébana,... more

Part of an Ivory Crozier with the Entry into Jerusalem

Shaped like a shepherd’s crook, the crozier is emblematic of a bishop’s or abbot’s role as the shepherd of the faithful. This ivory crozier shaft reflects a tendency to outfit important symbols of ecclesiastica... more

Detached section from scroll one from A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yo nagamonogatari), now remounted in original position as part of 2002.459.1

A Long Tale for an Autumn Night represents a genre of story that became popular in Japan in the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It tells of an amorous affair between a Buddhist monk and a younger male ... more

Four Icons from a Pair of Doors (Panels), possibly part of a Polyptych: John the Theologian and Prochoros, the Baptism (Epiphany), Harrowing of Hell (Anastasis), and Saint Nicholas

Exquisitely painted, these icons represent the height of icon painting during the last decades of Byzantine rule from Constantinople. Detailed representations of the Baptism of Christ and the Anastasis, the Ea... more

Shaft (part of a pilaster)

Similar pilasters are found on Roman funeral monuments.

Fountain Part

Made in Vosges, France

Part of a tabernacle frame

The forms of the cornice, arch, and pilasters on this tabernacle front were derived from furniture made in Antwerp in the mid-sixteenth century. The pilaster ornament, for example, resembles the ornament down t... more

Clock-watch (part of a set)

Watchmaker: Charles Cabrier (British, ca. 1740–60)

Panel (part of a set)

The panels’ decorations, which include putti holding heraldic shields or strings of beads, floral scrolls, masks, and fabulous creatures, correspond to French adaptations of Italian motifs derived from prints a... more

Panel (part of a set)

The panels’ decorations, which include putti holding heraldic shields or strings of beads, floral scrolls, masks, and fabulous creatures, correspond to French adaptations of Italian motifs derived from prints a... more

Panel (part of a set)

The panels’ decorations, which include putti holding heraldic shields or strings of beads, floral scrolls, masks, and fabulous creatures, correspond to French adaptations of Italian motifs derived from prints a... more

Panel (part of a set)

The panels’ decorations, which include putti holding heraldic shields or strings of beads, floral scrolls, masks, and fabulous creatures, correspond to French adaptations of Italian motifs derived from prints a... more

Panel (part of a set)

The panels’ decorations, which include putti holding heraldic shields or strings of beads, floral scrolls, masks, and fabulous creatures, correspond to French adaptations of Italian motifs derived from prints a... more