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Circular Ram Pen with Rider

Pottery models of houses and farm structures were commonly included in Eastern Han burials to provide for the afterlife. Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Square Pen with Six Rams

Pottery models of houses and farm structures were commonly included in Eastern Han burials to provide for the afterlife. Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Animal Pen with Figures

This animal pen is populated with goats, tended to with one hand by a mother who cradles an infant in her other arm. It is typical of mingqi or "spirit utensils" that accompanied the deceased in burials of the ... more

Goat Pen

Pottery models of houses and farm structures were commonly included in Eastern Han burials to provide for the afterlife. Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

Bone attachment

Parallels found in excavations at Corinth suggest that this object served as a lid for a small spoon-like receptacle. Late Antique or Byzantine

Penbox with Inkwell

The importance of calligraphy in Islamic art is reflected in the large number of elaborately detailed scribal accoutrements rendered in a number of materials including metalwork, ceramics, and, as in the case w... more

Pen Box

Islam, Christianity, and Judaism exalted the written word, and this elegant box, created to house writing tools, would have had special meaning for its owner. The Latin inscription (Taurus, the son of Mansone) ... more

Pen Box

Attributed to Iran, possibly Tabriz

Pen Box

Muslim metalworkers produced large numbers of pen boxes, many of which were richly decorated with inlays of gold, silver, and copper. A typical medieval Islamic calligrapher's pen box is an elongated rectangula... more

Design for an Antependium: The Madonna della Misericordia with Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, the Circumcision, and the Presentation of the Virgin

This rare sheet probably served as a design for an antependium, a woven or embroidered hanging for an altar frontal. The drawing, recalling the figure types of Lorenzo Veneziano, may have been produced for use ... more

Inscribed Pen Box

This brass pen box was made in the late fourteenth century but significantly altered by the mid-fifteenth century. The interior decoration of a small-scale pattern of roundels with flying birds and running moti... more

Head of a Youth with a Diadem

Caselli, a leading painter in Parma, worked alongside Giovanni Bellini and Alvise Vivarini and other painters from 1489 to 1495 on the decoration of the Great Council Hall in the Doge’s Palace in Venice (destro... more

The Madonna and Child with a Female Martyr Saint, a Bishop Saint, and a Female Donor

Although this drawing echoes the vocabulary of Stefano da Verona, it is more likely attributable to one of his followers, due to its schematic quality and the uncertain spatial relation among the figures. The s... more

A Man Seated on a Throne

This drawing of an enthroned man holding a scepter may be a portrait of an unidentified ruler, and was perhaps intended for a cycle of illustrious men. In its format, size, and iconography, the drawing recalls ... more

A Man Asleep Alongside a Dog and a Horse

Although scenes from everyday life such as this one are quite rare in surviving drawings of the period, they often appear as details in contemporary paintings and manuscript illuminations from Northern Italy. T... more

Seated Man with a Book and a Scroll

This crowned figure, in the act of orating from a book, probably represents a Father of the Church or a biblical prophet. The inscriptions on the book and scroll do not appear to refer to a particular sacred te... more

A Warrior on Horseback

This study for a warrior on horseback has formerly been attributed to the Venetian artist, Michele Giambono, due to the general resemblance of the subject to the master’s fresco of the equestrian figure of San ... more

Study of the Head of a Youth Gazing Upward

This study of a male head, seen from below in a foreshortening technique known in Italian as "di sotto in su" (meaning “from below, upward”), may have served as a preparatory study for a figure in a painting. T... more

Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist

Andrea da Murano may have trained with the Venetian painter Bartolomeo Vivarini and was heavily influenced by him. This drawing evokes Bartolomeo’s facial types and agitated drapery style and also closely recal... more

Saint Sebastian in a Landscape

This sheet is evidence of Andrea Mantegna’s influence on artists inFerrara. The pose of Saint Sebastian and the winding road atleft are derived from his paintings of the same subject (nowin Paris and Vienna). A... more

Pen Case

This gilt-steel container for writing instruments is inlaid with gold in the form of cartouches filled with abstracted foliate scrolls and lotus flowers, all set on a similarly patterned ground, including geome... more

Vulcan Building a Fence Around the Mount of Venus

Although the northern Italian origin of this drawing has never been disputed, the question of its authorship remains open. The composition and the rendering of landscape are reminiscent of Giovanni Bellini and ... more

Pen sketch from BL Harley 2481, f. 274v

Pen sketch of horse and a man's head in profile. Image taken from f. 274v of Tragoediae (index Tragedies). Written in Latin.

Three Virtues (Temperance, Hope, and Fortitude or Justice) and Studies of a Seated Man

This rare metalpoint drawing has historically been attributed to the preeminent early fifteenth-century Florentine painter Lorenzo Monaco, and considered part of the album of drawings that belonged to the sixte... more

A Young Man in Armor, Facing Right

This drawing and 1975.1.403 originally formed a single sheet that may have been part of a sketchbook. The two male figures, dressed in armor and bearing a spear, sword, and sphere, may represent heroes from a c... more

A Young Man in Armor, Facing Front

This drawing and 1975.1.404 originally formed a single sheet that may have been part of a sketchbook. The two male figures, dressed in armor and bearing a spear, sword, and sphere, may represent heroes from a c... more

Saint Paul

Once attributed to Petrus Christus (1410-1472/73), this drawing on vellum has since been reassigned to an artist in the Circle of Jan van Eyck. It is one of two extant drawings in a series of the twelve Apost... more

Virgin and Child with a Kneeling Donor, in a Quatrefoil

Shown in an elongated Gothic quatrefoil frame, this Madonna and Child is one of the earliest recognized examples of a design for a small painting on glass. The pose of the Christ Child embracing his Mother rec... more

Justice

The figure of Justice, bearing a sword and globe, reflects the tradition of seated Virtues found in Medieval and early Renaissance model books. While the sheet’s provenance remains uncertain, the framing lines ... more

Men Shoveling Chairs (Scupstoel)

This remarkable drawing – among the few extant fifteenth-century designs for representational sculpture – is a study for one of three narrative capitals carved for the Brussels town hall between 1444 and 1450.... more

Standing Scholar (Prophet?) Turned to the Right (Recto); Standing Scholar (Prophet?) Turned to the Left (Verso)

This standing male figure and its verso counterpart have been variously given to the Fleming Hugo van der Goes (1435/40-1482), to an anonymous Netherlandish artist, or to a Burgundian master. Actually, the idi... more

The Flagellation of Christ

The rather crude execution and placement of figures floating in space without reference to a setting would seem to suggest that the author of this sheet has drawn upon several sources, some older and some more... more

Saint Francis Before the Bishop

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), the son of a prosperous merchant, who abandoned his life of worldly pleasures in order to dedicate himself to the service of God, is portrayed here renouncing his clothing b... more

Bear Hunt

Fusing narrative and stereotype, this drawing partakes of a long pictorial tradition blending the chase, festive leisure, and chivalric love. Particularly in tapestries, the tradition of amorous pursuit flouri... more

Pen drawings from BL Harley 5531, f. 17v

Detail of pen drawings of a male bust and a hare in the margin. Image taken from f. 17v of ~Baal ha-Lashon~ (The Master of the Language). Written in Hebrew.

Pen drawings from BL Harley 5531, f. 17v

Initial-word panel formed as a castle, with a male bust and a hare in the margin. Image taken from f. 17v of ~Baal ha-Lashon~ (The Master of the Language). Written in Hebrew.

9 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

9 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

King of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

9 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

7 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

7 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

7 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

King of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

9 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more