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Cameo glass with three portrait heads

Three male portrait bustsThis cameo may date to the Flavian period (A.D. 69-96). The slight difference in the level of the heads is skillfully managed. Imperial

Marble statuette of triple-bodied Hekate and the three Graces

Hekate presided over pathways and crossroads, especially at night. She was the goddess of the moon and of nocturnal sorcery. Like Hermes, she could travel to and from the underworld and the earth. Late Hellenistic

Cup with three rows of impressed decoration

From Egypt, Nubia, Faras, Cemetery 1, Grave 1160, University of Oxford Excavations in Nubia 1911–1912 Roman Period

Marble Statue Group of the Three Graces

Roman copy of a Greek work of the 2nd century B.C.These young girls, linked in a dance-like pose, represent The Three Graces: Aglaia (Beauty), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Abundance). They bestow what is mos... more

Jasper intaglio: The Three Graces

Amulet: on the obverse, Three Graces. On the reverse, seated Hippocrates. Imperial

Three Poems from the “Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern” (Kokin wakashū), known as the “Araki Fragment” (Araki-gire)

Calligraphy traditionally attributed to Fujiwara no Yukinari (Kōzei) (Japanese, 972–1027) late Heian period (ca. 900–1185)

Pendant Composed of Three Sets of Overlapping Volutes

Proto–classical or Central Javanese period

Three Ornaments

Costa Rica

Glass bottle with three feet

Translucent purple; handles probably in same color.Plain, thick, vertical rim; cylindrical neck with tooled horizontal indent around base; body in a broad, horizontal lentoid shape; three feet pinched out from ... more

Lamp with the Three Hebrews before Nebuchadnezzar

The scene represents the beginning of the story of the three Hebrews (on the right) who refused the order of King Nebuchadnezzar (seated on the left) to sacrifice to a pagan idol (in the middle) (Daniel 3: 13–1... more

Pedestalled Bowl with Three Handles and Combed Design

Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668)

Incense Burner in Three Parts

A similar incense burner was found in a monastic cell at the north Indian site of Kushinagara.

Three Bodhisattvas

Kizil kingdom

Three Celestial Attendants

The two female figures at left wear beaded textile headdresses typical of the female attendants represented in Kizil paintings, while the male figure at right wears an elaborate turban with diadems. The white h... more

Three Figurines of Deities

Central Javanese period

Three Round Copper-Alloy Balance Weights with Crosses

These objects are decorated with a cross and their respective weights in Greek initials-six ounces, two ounces, and one ounce-within a herringbone wreath. Most round weights were turned on a lathe, but the smal... more

Three Round Copper-Alloy Balance Weight with Cross

These objects are decorated with a cross and their respective weights in Greek initials-six ounces, two ounces, and one ounce-within a herringbone wreath. Most round weights were turned on a lathe, but the smal... more

Three Round Copper-Alloy Balance Weights with Crosses

These objects are decorated with a cross and their respective weights in Greek initials-six ounces, two ounces, and one ounce-within a herringbone wreath. Most round weights were turned on a lathe, but the smal... more

Three Unglazed Pitchers and a Lid

Excavated in Iran, Nishapur

Three Appliqé Ornaments

Eastern Javanese period

Three Serpents (Tunjos)

Depictions of snakes are frequent among the many animal tunjos the Muisca people made as offerings. They are often shown with whiskered heads, as on these examples. Lakes were believed to be inhabited by mythic... more

Jar Depicting Three Spirited Peacocks

Birds were a particularly popular subject in the Abbasid period, as artists in many media attempted to render the creatures’ beaks and wings in increasingly abstracted designs. This jar is decorated with three ... more

Three Frog Pendants

Costa Rica or Panama

A Persian king who is a Zoroastrian and his young son, Salmân al-Fârisî, enter a fire temple administered by three priest, and learn that the sacred flame has been waning.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Three Christian monks attend a Muslim religious meeting.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

As they continue their journey to Medina, Muhammad and Abû Bakr meet three women who convert to Islam.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Muhammad sits beneath the arcade of Ayyûb's house with three of the Companions and heals Ayyûb's blind mother, who kneels before him.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Rustam battles three Turanian soldiers.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Firdausî approaches the three poets of Shâh Mahmûd who sit reading while servants prepare meat on a spit behind them.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

The three sons of Farîdûn.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Three poems from the “Later Collection of Japanese Poems” (Gosen wakashū), known as the “Karasumaru Fragment” (Karasumaru-gire)

Traditionally attributed to Fujiwara no Sadayori (Japanese, 995–1045) Heian period (794–1185)

Jar with Three Inscribed Bands in Cursive Script

This heavily restored jar illustrates the practice of bringing together an assortment of fragments—easily found at Raqqa’s archaeological site—to reconstruct a single, more valuable object. Most of the fragment... more

Embroidered Fragments with Three Saints

One saint wears a pallium over a chasuble, a style of dress that suggests a dating between the eleventh and the twelfth centuries. He is otherwise not vested as an ecclesiastic; the embroidery may therefore hav... more

Three Poems from the “Later Collection of Japanese Poems” (Gosen wakashū), or “Shirakawa Fragment” (Shirakawa-gire)

Traditionally attributed to Monk Saigyō (Japanese, 1118–1190) Heian period (794–1185)

Bowl on a Base of Three Molded Lions

This object is an unusual combination of decorative ceramic sculpture and a utilitarian dish. Such a juxtaposition was employed in later stone sculpture, particularly for fountains. Made in Iran

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Three Deities and Three Hierarchs

On the upper cover, Shadakshari Lokesvara is flanked by Maitreya to his right and Avalokitesvara to his left. Shadakshari is a form of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara who presides over our current age, protectin... more

Page from the Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels (Sanbō ekotoba), known as the Tōdaiji Fragment (Tōdaiji-gire)

Calligraphy attributed to Minamoto no Toshiyori (Japanese, 1055–1129) Heian period (794–1185)

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

Tympanum with the Three Temptations of Christ

The semicircular tympanum over the door represents three summarily presented confrontations between Jesus and the Devil. They are meant to be read from right to left, leading to the happy conclusion that shows ... more