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Bead
Fragment of Tombstone

Fragment of Tombstone

Probably from Iran, Nishapur

Three-headed Vishnu

Three-headed Vishnu

Vishnu is represented here with two extra heads, that of a lion and that of a boar. Originally he also had four arms. This manifestation of the Hindu god was especially popular in Kashmir between the 8th and 10... more

Kohl Flask
Kohl Flask
Mold for Jewelry

Mold for Jewelry

Attributed to possibly Egypt

Figure: Head
Seated Figure (Nomoli)
Seal

Seal

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Nine Elders of Mount Xiang

Nine Elders of Mount Xiang

The theme of the Nine Elders of Mount Xiang refers to the life of the famous poet Bo Juyi (772–846), who spent his retirement at a temple on Mount Xiang near the city of Luoyang, where he was often visited by f... more

Seal
Mountain with figures of women

Mountain with figures of women

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Boulder in the form of a mountain

Boulder in the form of a mountain

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Jacques-Donatien Leray de Chaumont (1725–1803)

Jacques-Donatien Leray de Chaumont (1725–1803)

Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)

Snuff Bottle

Snuff Bottle

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Square Seal with Tile-Shaped Knob

Square Seal with Tile-Shaped Knob

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Snuff Bottle

Snuff Bottle

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Luohan
Caldron
Snuff Bottle

Snuff Bottle

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

"Xie Zhiliu"; "Spirited Old Man" (Zhuangmu Weng)

"Xie Zhiliu"; "Spirited Old Man" (Zhuangmu Weng)

In addition to a well-carved legend, each of these seals features a finial in the form of a curved roof tile. Wang Yuntian (Chinese, born 1951)

"Seal of Zhiliu" (Zhiliu zhi xi); "Spirited Old Man" (Zhuangmu Weng)"

"Seal of Zhiliu" (Zhiliu zhi xi); "Spirited Old Man" (Zhuangmu Weng)"

"Chicken-blood" stone, with its deep red veining, is particularly prized for making seals. Zhang Wenkang (Chinese, born 1959)

Seal

Seal

Accession Number: 16.144.106 Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Seal

Seal

Accession Number: 16.144.107 Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Manjusri riding a lion

Manjusri riding a lion

Accession Number: 21.175.118 Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Gamepiece: Bull's Head

Gamepiece: Bull's Head

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, MMA excavations, 1910–12 New Kingdom

Huang: Emblem of the North

Huang: Emblem of the North

Accession Number: 13.40.224 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) or later

Snuff Bottle

Snuff Bottle

Accession Number: 21.175.340a, b Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Tumbler
Weight

Weight

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations, 1920–22 Middle Kingdom

Kohl Flask
Seal
Luohan