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Slate Scorpion (?) Ornament

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero or Nayarit, Balsas River region

Palette

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Palette

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Mirror Back

The scrolls and interlaces that frame this stone plaque are characteristic of the art of Veracruz. Possibly a back support for a mirror, the plaque has a drilled hole (for suspension?) at its top edge. Such mir... more

Celestial Musician (Gandharva)

A semidivine celestial musician to the gods is shown playing a flute, standing beneath the canopy of a flowering tree. This bracket figure was intended to decorate a pillar capital of the interior of a Hindu te... more

Pattern Block

Attributed to Iran

The Lamentation

After a composition by Valerio Belli (Il Vicentino) (1468–1546)

Inkstone with Pine Tree and Bird

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Model for a Medal of Antonio de Ferraris (Il Galateo)

This is a rare surviving wax-on-slate model for a cast medal Although the subject has generally been identified as Antonio de Ferraris, a famous physician and writer in Lecce, Italy. The portrait was probably d... more

Barberini Cabinet

"The Barberini family in the later sixteenth and seventeenth centuries presents a virtual paradigm of the well-managed Roman family. The Barberini recognized that the way to power and wealth lay through the Chu... more

Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi) b. 1599, Pope 1655–67

The artist carved medals and coins for the Pope from 1640 to 1665. Gasparo Morone (Italian, born Milan (?), died Rome, 1669)

Model for a portrait medal of Francesco Redi

This rare wax model conveys the extraordinary refinement of Soldani’s art. It illuminates the precision and clarity of the carved model from which copies in metal would have been cast. Working in hard beeswax c... more

Model for a medal of Francesco Redi; a Ship at Sea

This rare wax model conveys the extraordinary refinement of Soldani’s art. It illuminates the precision and clarity of the carved model from which copies in metal would have been cast. Working in hard beeswax c... more

Inkstone with Su Wu

The back of this inkstone is adorned with a picture of Su Wu (d. 60 B.C.), an emissary of the Han dynasty who was detained by a nomadic ruler to tend goats in the frigid steppeland of southern Siberia. It is ca... more

Slate Table

This table is distinguished for combining an imported Swiss top with an American- made base. The octagonal top’s slate center is framed by a marquetry border with heraldic motifs in a style characteristic of wo... more

Apotheosis of Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Prussia (b. 1744, r. 1786–97)

The wax dated 1794 was probably executed while Rauschner was in Germany. John Christian Rauschner (German, Frankfurt 1760–after 1812)

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769–1852)

The sitter received the Order of the Tower and Sword [Portugese] in 1811; the Fleece, end of 1812 or beginning of 1813; the Garter, 1813. Carlo Amatucci (Italian, active late 18th–early 19th century, died Mafra 1819)

Study for "Flying Victory"

William Wyon (British, Birmingham 1795–1851 Brighton)

Dove on the Wing with Olive Branch

George Gammon Adams (British, Staines 1821–1898 Chiswick)

'Ffestiniog, Small Gauge Railway'

Creator: Francis Bedford (1816 - 1894).Date: c. 1880.Format: Albumen print.Collection: National Media Museum Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photography ) .Inventory no: 1990-5037... more

'Llanberis, Quarrymen and Velocipedes'

Creator: Francis Bedford (1816 - 1894).Date: c. 1880.Format: Albumen print.Collection: National Media Museum Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photography ) .Inventory no: 1990-5037... more

Model for the Medal of Jules Méline

François-Joseph-Hubert Ponscarme (French, Belmont-les-Monthureaux, Vosges 1827–1903 Malakoff, Hauts-de-Seine)

Boys picking slate in a great coal breaker, anthracite mines, Pa.

Photograph shows boys picking slate in coal breaker at anthracite mine in Pennsylvania.