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13th Century

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    Pyx

    Unknown artist, French
    Pyx, 13th Century
    Copper; gilding; champleve enamel
    Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 30.011

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    Household god (lar)

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Household god (lar), late 3rd century-early 4th century
    Bronze
    Width: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 inches) maximum
    Anonymous gift 62.061

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    Leaf from the Book of Mark, Vulgate Bible

    Unknown artist, French
    Leaf from the Book of Mark, Vulgate Bible, 1230
    Ink and tempera on vellum
    33 x 20.3 cm (13 x 8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.435

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Sicilian, Sicily
    Textile fragment, early 13th century
    Silk
    Length: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson 47.181

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Textile fragment, Late 13th Century
    Silk and linen
    11.8 x 19.4 cm (4 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 14.394

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    Grille

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Grille, ca.1130-1300
    Iron
    Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr. 38.018

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, Peruvian
    Bag, 900-1400
    Knotted net bast thread
    Length: 45.7 cm (18 inches)
    Anonymous gift 52.345

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    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kannon)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kannon), 13th Century
    Wood
    49 x 28.5 x 17 cm (19 5/16 x 11 1/4 x 6 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sonnabend 80.030

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    The Crucified Christ

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Possibly from Aragonese Pyrenees
    The Crucified Christ, ca. 1150-1200
    Oak with traces of polychrome
    215.9 x 215.9 cm (85 x 85 inches)
    Museum Special Reserve Fund 43.195

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    Wine Cup on Pedestal

    Unknown artist, Korean
    Wine Cup on Pedestal, 936-1392
    Ceramic
    11 x 15.2 x 15 cm (4 5/16 x 6 x 5 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 17.105

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    Corbel depicting two hands holding a barrel

    Unknown artist, French
    Corbel depicting two hands holding a barrel, ca. 1175-1200
    Stone
    41.3 x 19.1 x 18.1 cm (16 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund and Museum Works of Art Fund 51.316

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    Ewer

    Unknown artist, Korean
    Ewer, 936-1392
    Stoneware with glaze
    Height: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Charles B. Hoyt 27.044

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    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgment

    Unknown artist, French
    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgment, ca. 1275-1325
    Ivory with traces of polychrome
    24.1 x 13.3 cm (9 1/2 x 5 5/16 inches) each panel
    Museum Appropriation Fund 22.201A

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    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgement

    Unknown artist, French, Île de France
    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgement, 1275-1325
    Ivory with traces of polychromy
    Panel: 24.1 x 13.3 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) (each)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 22.201

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    Gothic tracery

    Unknown artist, French
    Gothic tracery, ca. 1300
    Limestone
    109.2 x 141 x 27.3 cm (43 x 55 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.156.1

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    Man Fleeing Dragon from Mantes-la-Jolie

    Unknown artist, French
    Man Fleeing Dragon from Mantes-la-Jolie, ca. 1225-1235
    Pot metal and glass
    61 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 inches)
    Gift of William A. Viall and William C. Dart 19.044

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    Seated Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, Dali Kingdom, probably from Yunnan Province, Dali Kingdom, 937-1253 CE or later
    Seated Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), 12th - 15th century
    Gilt bronze with traces of pigment
    69.5 x 31 x 30 cm (27 3/8 x 12 3/16 x 11 13/16 inches) (full size)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 18.266

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    Romanesque portal

    Unknown artist, French
    Romanesque portal, ca. 1150
    Limestone
    386.1 x 422.9 cm (152 x 166 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.014

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    Buddha Mahavairocana (Dainichi Nyorai)

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Buddha Mahavairocana (Dainichi Nyorai), Dainichi Nyorai Buddha, ca. 1150-1200
    Cryptomeria wood
    294.6 x 212.1 x 165.1 cm (116 x 83 1/2 x 65 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 36.015

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    Spider monkey

    Unknown artist, Aztec (ancient culture)
    Spider monkey, 1200-1521
    Volcanic stone
    35.6 x 26.7 x 24.8 cm (14 x 10 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 43.545

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    Mary Magdalene

    Lippo Memmi
    Italian, Active 1317- ca. 1350
    Mary Magdalene, ca. 1330
    Tempera and gold on panel
    49.5 x 22.5 cm (19 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 21.250

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Peruvian
    Textile fragment, 1200-1500
    Cotton double cloth
    Length: 27.9 cm (11 inches)
    Anonymous gift 52.358

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    Head of Christ or a Saint

    Unknown artist, Spanish
    Head of Christ or a Saint, ca. 1220-1240
    Walnut, polychromy
    81.3 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm (32 x 20 x 20 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.131

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian; Arabic-Egyptian
    Textile fragment, 13th Century
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 16.328

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    Madonna and Child

    Bartolo di Fredi Cini
    Italian; Sienese, Active Siena by 1353
    Attributed to Bartolo di Fredi Cini
    Italian; Sienese, Active Siena by 1353
    Madonna and Child, ca. 1380
    Tempera and gold on panel
    90.2 x 63.5 x 5.1 cm (35 1/2 x 25 x 2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 20.207

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    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), Guanyin, 12th-13th Century
    Wood with pigment
    Height: 160 cm (63 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.92

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    Lei Vessel

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Lei Vessel, 1100–1200 BCE
    Bronze
    15.2 x 11 x 9.5 cm (6 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2007.90.9