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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

Andrew Jackson, president of the United States / painted by W.J. Hubard ; C.G. Childs Lithr.; drawn by A. Newsam, pupil to C.G. Childs.

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front, with legs crossed and hands on lap.

Two Flat Stamps

Ceramic stamps are found in Costa Rican burials, suggesting that their importance extended beyond utilitarian. Much speculation has been made with regard to the material that these stamps were intended to impri... more

Serpent Stamp

Ceramic stamps are found in Costa Rican burials, suggesting that their importance extended beyond utilitarian. Much speculation has been made with regard to the material that these stamps were intended to impri... more

Figure Stamp

Ceramic stamps are found in Costa Rican burials, suggesting that their importance extended beyond utilitarian. Much speculation has been made with regard to the material that these stamps were intended to impri... more

Fragment of a Hanging with Haloed Figure

Egyptian linen, considered the finest in the Byzantine Empire, was imported all across Europe, especially where flax was not easily grown. This work is resist-dyed, meaning that the image was drawn in melted w... more

Fragment

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragment

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Textile Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Seal Impression

Excavated in Iran, Nishapur

Seal Impression

Excavated in Iran, Nishapur

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Seal Impression

Excavated in Iran, Nishapur

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragments

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Tiraz Fragment from an Ikat Shawl

The striped textiles of Yemen were famous throughout the Islamic world. They were made in the resist-dye ikat technique to form patterns of chevrons and diamonds. Inscriptions on Yemeni ikats are often painted,... more

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Bodhisattva

Tang dynasty (918–906) or Five Dynasties (907–960)

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Tiraz Fragment

This linen fabric is inscribed with a repeating inscription, al-Mulk L’illah, “Sovereignty is Allah’s”, block printed in a black outline, which was then gilded. The kufic script employed is a simple geometric o... more

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Attributed to probably Iraq

Textile Fragment with Inscription

Only the inscribed portion of this textile has survived. The kufic script and the interlaced border framing the inscription have been stamped in gold and outlined in red. The benedictory phrase is commonly foun... more

Textile

This dyed linen fragment is hand-blocked with a repeating inscription in kufic, “Sovereignty is Allah’s” in black outline and gilded. Above the inscription is a simple horizontal border of alternating circles a... more

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Attributed to Yemen

Textile Printing Block

Attributed to Egypt

Textile

The repeat checker-board pattern of this textile bears a design of a standing lion in profile, printed in gold against the brown squares and with reddish underdrawing against the light squares. Attributed to pr... more

Attendant Bodhisattva

This sculpture of an attendant bodhisattva was most likely part of a colossal triptych showing a Buddha flanked by two such figures. It is made of willow, a material that was often used in the north for the con... more

Fragment

Attributed to Yemen

Attendant Bodhisattva

The figure's posture suggests that this sculpture represents a bodhisattva who served as an attendant to a Buddha or some other transcendent figure. It was most likely part of a larger group of figures depictin... more

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

It is rare to find a sculpture of Avalokiteshvara seated with his legs folded as if in meditation. He is most often shown standing or seated with one leg bent and the other pendent—a pose known as “royal ease.”... more

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Bodhisattva Manjushri (Wenshu)

The scroll held in the bodhisattva’s left hand identifies the figure as Manjushri, the personification of spiritual wisdom, who is generally shown holding such a text in the form of either a Chinese-style hands... more

Talismanic Scroll

Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur'anic verses that were kept in amulet... more

Bodhisattva

Northern Song (960–1127)–Jin (1115–1234) dynasty

Talismanic Scroll

Talismanic scroll in block-print was rolled and stored in an amulet box Made in Egypt

Talismanic Scroll

Centuries before block-printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses. These were kept in amul... more

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment from a Talismanic Scroll

Only the upper left corner of this page has survived. The text, which includes a passage reading "the heart of the one who wears it," together with the evidence of folds on the paper point to its original use a... more

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form (Shuiyue Guanyin)

After the tenth century, one of the more prominent representations of Avalokiteshvara shows the bodhisattva seated with the right knee raised and the left leg crossed before the body. The posture represents the... more

Talismanic Scroll

Attributed to Egypt

Talismanic Scroll

Attributed to Egypt

Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja)

Fudō Myōō is the most widely represented of the Buddhist deities known as Myōō, or Kings of Brightness. A fierce protector of the Buddhist Law, he is a direct emanation of the Buddha Dainichi Nyorai, the princi... more

Page from Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels (Sanbō e-kotoba), one of the “Tōdaiji Fragments” (Tōdaiji-gire)

Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels was originally compiled in 984 by the courtier-poet Minamoto no Tamenori as an introductory guide to Buddhism. The “Three Jewels” of Buddhism comprise the Budd... more

Bishamonten

These printed images of Bishamonten (Sanskrit: Vaishravana), the divine guardian of the north, were found inside a sculpture of the deity in the Jūrin'in subtemple of Nakagawadera, a temple northeast of Nara. T... more

Fragment

Made in India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Attributed to India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Strip

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Fragment

Attributed to probably India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Attributed to India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Attributed to India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Attributed to probably India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Attributed to India. Found Egypt, proably Fustat

Fragment

Made in India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Attributed to India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Fragment

Attributed to India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

“Universal Gateway,” Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra

One of the masterworks of the Met’s Buddhist painting collection, this handscroll is the earliest known painted version of the twenty-fifth chapter of the Lotus Sutra, which is known as the “Universal Gateway o... more

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

A removable panel in the back of this image gives access to a hollow interior that would have been filled with offerings at the time of the piece’s consecration. The interior surface of the panel bears a date (... more

Landscape in the Style of Yan Wengui and Fan Kuan

Couched in the Northern Song idioms of Yan Wengui (active ca. 970–1030) and Fan Kuan (active ca. 990–1030), this small landscape by Zhao Yuan exemplifies late Yuan and early Ming scholar painting in which ancie... more

Fragment

Attributed to India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

One of the Twelve Devas: Bonten

Nanbokuchō period (1336–92)

Fragment

Made in India. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Ceremonial Textile Decorated with Female Courtesans with Attendants and Parrots

The imagery on this textile is related to manuscript paintings in the western Indian Jain style, and this textile type probably originated as a temple hanging in a Jain context. The women represented may be cel... more

One of the Twelve Devas: Katen

Nanbokuchō period (1336–92)

Fragment

Attributed to India, Gujarat. Found Egypt, probably Fustat

Pair of Dishes with Scenes from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The narrative scenes on this pair of dishes derive from Chinese history. At the center of one of the dishes, three figures stand before a hut. They are most likely Liu Bei and his two brothers, visiting the lea... more

Textile with a Forested Landscape

One of the finest surviving examples of its type, this spectacular full-length cloth is composed of a series of stylized but still identifiable interlocking trees that form a densely forested landscape. A numbe... more

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form (Shuiyue Guanyin)

This powerful figure belongs to a small group of wooden sculptures that can be securely dated, owing to an inscription that also provides rare information regarding its production and intended use. The inscript... more

Kongara-doji

The famous Zen monk Myōtaku (Ryūshū Shūtaku) produced many paintings and prints of Fudō Myōō and his attendants Seitaka Dōji and Kongara Dōji. This painting illustrates Kongara Dōji and probably formed a tripty... more

Virgin and Child with St. Anne

Anonymous, German, 15th century

Christ on the Cross (Schr. 2789a)

Anonymous, German, 15th century