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15th century

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    Cenotaph of Taj al-Mulk wal-Din Abul-Qasim

    Unknown artist, Iranian, Mazandaran province
    Cenotaph of Taj al-Mulk wal-Din Abul-Qasim, dated February 1473
    Carved wood
    112.7 x 187.3 x 117.5 cm (44 3/8 x 73 3/4 x 46 1/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 18.728

  • Objects

    Christ in the House of Simon

    Attributed to Benedikt Dreyer
    German
    Christ in the House of Simon, ca. 1515-1525
    Oak with polychromy and gilding
    57.8 x 62.2 x 12.4 cm (22 3/4 x 24 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 49.067

  • Objects

    Crucifixion

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain
    Crucifixion, ca. 1490
    Tempera and gold on panel
    143.8 x 113 cm (56 5/8 x 44 1/2 inches)
    Gift of John Nicholas Brown 69.197

  • Objects

    The Entombment

    Martin Schongauer, designer
    German, ca. 1430-1491
    The Entombment, The Passion, ca. 1480
    Engraving, trimmed within platemark
    Plate: 16.4 x 11.4 cm (6 7/16 x 4 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 32.185

  • Objects

    Virgin of the Annunciation

    Matteo di Giovanni di Bartolo
    Italian, ca. 1430-1495
    Virgin of the Annunciation, ca. 1474
    Tempera and gold on wood panel
    73.7 x 41.9 x 3.2 cm (29 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Robert Lehman 57.301

  • Objects

    Pietà

    Tilman Riemenschneider
    German, ca. 1460-1531
    Pietà, ca. 1515-1525
    Lindenwood with polychromy
    45.7 x 38.1 x 13.2 cm (18 x 15 x 5 3/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.128

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment
    Silk and wrapped metallic yarn compound weave
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.418

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian, Sicily
    Textile fragment, ca. 1500
    Silk
    19.4 x 23.8 cm (7 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches) (top piece)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.419

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    Casket decorated with scenes of the Punic War

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy; Venice
    Casket decorated with scenes of the Punic War, ca. 1500
    Wood with molded ‘pastiglia’ decoration, gilt
    15.2 x 21 x 14 cm (6 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.272

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    Entry into the Ark

    Dosso Dossi
    Italian, ca. 1486-ca. 1542
    Entry into the Ark, ca. 1520
    Oil on canvas
    107 x 112.4 x 7.6 cm (42 1/8 x 44 1/4 x 3 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 54.177

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    Angel with Crown and Flagellum

    Unknown artist, French, France
    Angel with Crown and Flagellum, ca. 1460
    Oil on panel
    32.4 x 32.4 x 5.1 cm (12 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 60.105

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    "Wildman" stove tile

    Unknown artist, German, Germany
    ”Wildman” stove tile, ca. 1480
    Earthenware with lead glaze
    22.2 x 10.8 x 3.5 cm (8 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Leopold Blumka 48.445

  • Objects

    St. James the Great

    Unknown artist, English
    St. James the Great, ca.1400 - 1500
    Alabaster
    Height: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 25.144

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Spanish
    Textile fragment, ca.1500
    Silk; satin weave, plain weave, supplementary weft
    Length: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Houghton P. Metcalf 24.001

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    St. Anthony Abbot Enthroned

    Spinello Aretino
    Lorenzo di Niccolò, previous attribution
    Italian, fl. 1391-1411
    St. Anthony Abbot Enthroned, ca. 1385
    Tempera and gold on panel
    232.4 x 92.1 x 22.2 cm (91 1/2 x 36 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Jesse H. Metcalf 16.243

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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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    Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

    Mariotto di Nardo
    Italian, Active ca. 1394 - 1424
    Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, ca. 1408
    Tempera and gold on panel
    23.5 x 31.1 x 5.1 cm (9 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.520

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    The Trinity Adored by the Virgin and St. John the Baptist

    Unknown artist, German
    The Trinity Adored by the Virgin and St. John the Baptist, 15th Century
    Woodcut
    Plate: 7.8 x 7.5 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 inches)
    Gift of the Collector’s Corner 50.041

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    St. Anthony Tormented by Demons

    Martin Schongauer, designer
    German, ca. 1430-1491
    St. Anthony Tormented by Demons, ca. 1470-1475
    Engraving on laid paper
    Plate: 31.1 x 22.5 cm (12 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 30.015

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    Casket

    Studio of Baldessare degli Embriachi
    Italian; Venetian, ca. 1390-1409
    Casket, c. 1400
    Bone, wood and horn
    Width: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 inches) (base)
    Gift of the Estate of W. Phelps Warren 85.075.8

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    St. Paul Preaching at Athens

    Marcantonio Raimondi
    Italian, ca. 1480-ca. 1534
    After Raphael, designer
    Italian, 1483-1520
    St. Paul Preaching at Athens, ca. 1517-1520
    Engraving
    Plate: 26.5 x 35.1 cm (10 7/16 x 13 13/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.079

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    King Solomon page from the book Chronicle of Hungarians (Chronica Hungarorum), Brno: Conrad Stahel and Mathias Preunlein

    Unknown artist, German
    Johannes de Thwrocz, author
    German, 1435 - 1489
    Conrad Stahel, printer

    Mathias Preunlein, printer
    King Solomon page from the book Chronicle of Hungarians (Chronica Hungarorum), Brno: Conrad Stahel and Mathias Preunlein, Chronica Hungarorum, 1488
    Letterpress and woodcut with hand coloring
    Plate: 16.2 x 14 cm (6 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 47.700

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    Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

    Francesco Colonna, author
    Italian
    Attributed to Benedetto Bordon
    Italian, ca. 1450-1530
    Aldus Manutius, publisher
    Italian, 1449-1515
    Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, 1499
    Bound book with woodcut illustrations
    Length: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.509

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    Portrait of a Cleric

    Unknown artist, Flemish, Bruges, Belgium
    Attributed to Master of the Legend of Saint Ursula, previous attribution
    Portrait of a Cleric, ca. 1490
    Oil on panel
    22.2 x 14.6 x 5.7 cm (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches)
    Museum purchase with funds from Mrs. Gustav Radeke, Manton B. Metcalf, Museum Works of Art Fund and Museum Appropriation Fund, by exchange, and Museum Special Reserve Fund 45.042

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    Double-handed drug jar (orciuolo) with oak leaves and leaping hare

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy; Florence
    Double-handed drug jar (orciuolo) with oak leaves and leaping hare, ca. 1430-1460
    Tin-glazed earthenware
    23.5 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm (9 1/4 x 10 x 8 inches) (maximum)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.351

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    Sant Claren (Saint Clare)

    Unknown artist, German
    Günther Zainer, printer
    d. ca. 1478
    Sant Claren (Saint Clare), Leben de Heiligen, Winterteil (Lives of the Saints, Winter Part), 1471
    Woodcut with hand coloring
    Plate: 7.6 x 7 cm (3 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.021

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    Portrait of a Gentleman

    Marco Basaiti
    Greek, active Italy, ca. 1470-ca. 1530
    Portrait of a Gentleman, ca.1510
    Oil on panel
    49.2 x 38.1 cm (19 3/8 x 15 inches)
    Gift of Manton B. Metcalf 16.235

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    St. Margaret and Dragon

    Unknown artist, Flemish
    St. Margaret and Dragon, late 15th/early 16th century
    Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum
    6.7 x 5.1 cm (2 5/8 x 2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 82.190.1

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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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    Chest

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain
    Chest, 15th Century
    Walnut with wrought iron
    66 x 134.6 x 65.1 cm (26 x 53 x 25 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 17.057

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    Table

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy
    Table, ca.1500-1600
    Walnut and mahogany
    82.6 x 374 x 104.8 cm (32 1/2 x 147 1/4 x 41 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray Danforth 45.073

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    Embroidered altarpiece

    Unknown artist, Germany, Germany; Colmar; Colmar
    Embroidered altarpiece, late 15th century
    Linen; silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 88.9 cm (35 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1992.041

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, ca. 1500
    Silk; linen
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.184

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    Virgin and Child with Saints Ulrich and Afra

    Unknown artist, German, Augsburg; Augsburg
    Erhard Ratdolt, printer
    German, 1447-1528
    Virgin and Child with Saints Ulrich and Afra, ca. 1490s
    woodcut; hand coloring
    25.7 x 16.2 cm (10 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches) (plate)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 30.086

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Elephants

    Giovanni Antonio da Brescia
    Italian, fl. 1490-1520
    After Andrea Mantegna, designer
    Italian, 1431-1506
    Elephants, Triumph of Julius Caesar, ca. 1470-1500
    Engraving, trimmed within platemark
    Plate: 28.3 x 25.9 cm (11 1/8 x 10 3/16 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.023

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    Daniel Sees the Splendor of God, from the book Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils (Treasure Chest of the True Riches of Salvation), Nuremberg

    Michael Wolgemut, designer
    German, 1434-1519
    Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, designer
    German, ca. 1458-1494
    Anton Koberger, printer
    German, ca. 1445-1513
    Stephan Fridolin, author
    Daniel Sees the Splendor of God, from the book Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils (Treasure Chest of the True Riches of Salvation), Nuremberg, 1491
    Woodcut with hand coloring on laid paper
    Sheet: 25.2 x 17.6 cm (9 15/16 x 6 15/16 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.022

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain
    Textile fragment, ca. 1475-1525
    Silk; compound satin weave
    Length: 42.6 cm (16 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Ugo Jandolo 32.195

  • Objects

    The Crucifixion with Two Thieves

    Master of the Providence Crucifixion
    Netherlandish, ca. 1450 - 1460
    Possibly Hillebrant van Rewijk
    Netherlandish, 1455 - 1470
    The Crucifixion with Two Thieves, ca. 1450-1460
    Oil on panel
    71.1 x 48.3 cm (28 x 19 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich, Mary B. Jackson, Jesse Metcalf, Edgar J. Lownes, Walter H. Kimball, Corporation Membership and Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Funds 61.080

  • Objects

    Angel of the Annunciation

    Unknown artist, Italian; Sienese
    Angel of the Annunciation, ca. 1350
    Wood with polychromy
    Height: 152.4 cm (60 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 37.114

  • Objects

    King Totila Blessed by Saint Benedict

    Andrea Delitio
    Italian, Active ca. 1440 - 1480
    King Totila Blessed by Saint Benedict, ca.1451
    Tempera and gold on panel
    24.1 x 35.2 x 7 cm (9 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 22.101

  • Objects

    Chasuble

    Unknown artist, English
    Chasuble, Late 15th Century
    Ribbed silk and wool ground embellished with metallic and silk yarn embroidery
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 15.011

  • Objects

    The Four Witches

    Albrecht Dürer, designer
    German, 1471-1528
    The Four Witches, 1497
    Engraving, trimmed within platemark
    Plate: 19.1 x 13.2 cm (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Henry D. Sharpe 49.127

  • Objects

    Risen Christ

    Andrea Previtali
    Italian, ca. 1470-1528
    Risen Christ, ca. 1510
    Tempera on panel
    29.2 x 26 cm (11 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Manton B. Metcalf 16.237

  • Objects

    Bowl

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian
    Bowl, ca. 1500
    Mosaic glass, blown in a dip mold
    Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 inches)
    Museum purchase with funds from Mrs. Harold Brown, by exchange 73.033

  • Objects

    Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

    Mariotto di Nardo
    Italian, Active ca. 1394 - 1424
    Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1408
    Tempera and gold on panel
    23.5 x 28.9 cm (9 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.521

  • Objects

    Virgin and Child with a Monkey

    Albrecht Dürer
    German, 1471-1528
    Virgin and Child with a Monkey, ca. 1498
    Engraving, trimmed to platemark
    Plate: 19.1 x 12.4 cm (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 49.001

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

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

  • Objects

    Hercules and Antaeus

    Premier Engraver, engraver
    After Andrea Mantegna, designer
    Italian, 1431-1506
    Hercules and Antaeus, 1470-1500
    Engraving, trimmed along and within platemark
    Plate: 33.3 x 24.1 cm (13 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 28.047

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    Saint George

    Unknown artist, Spanish
    Saint George, 15th century
    Wood with polychromy
    90.2 x 31.1 x 45.7 cm (35 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 18 inches)
    Gift of John Nicholas Brown 69.198

  • Objects

    Adoration of the Magi

    Cristofano Robetta, designer
    Italian, b. 1462, fl. 1535
    Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1496-1500
    Engraving, trimmed to platemark
    Plate: 30.2 x 26.2 cm (11 7/8 x 10 5/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 60.008

  • Objects

    Leaf from a Book of Hours (use of Rome), Paris: Simon Vostre

    Unknown artist, French
    Philippe Pigouchet, engraver (printmaker)
    French, 15th century
    Simon Vostre, publisher
    Leaf from a Book of Hours (use of Rome), Paris: Simon Vostre, ca. 1498
    Metalcut on vellum
    Plate: 16.8 x 10.5 cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.462

  • Objects

    Tabernacle

    Domenico Gagini
    Italian, ca. 1420 - 1492
    Antonello Gagini, previous attribution
    Italian, 1478-1536
    Tabernacle, ca. 1460-1470
    Marble
    50.8 x 73.7 cm (20 x 29 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.057

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    Textile length

    Unknown artist, Italian, Venice
    Textile length, ca. 1425-1475
    Silk cut-pile velvet
    Length: 88.9 cm (35 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 52.110

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    Venus Wounded by the Rose's Thorn

    Marco Dente, designer
    Italian, ca. 1493-1527
    After Raphael
    Italian, 1483-1520
    Venus Wounded by the Rose’s Thorn, ca. 1516
    Engraving
    Plate: 26.4 x 17 cm (10 3/8 x 6 11/16 inches)
    Gift in memory of William Babcock Weeden by his children 43.400.123

  • Objects

    Nemesis

    Albrecht Dürer, designer
    German, 1471-1528
    Nemesis, ca. 1501- 1502
    Engraving, timmed along and within platemark
    Plate: 33.2 x 23 cm (13 1/16 x 9 1/16 inches)
    Museum Membership Fund 65.032

  • Objects

    Textile fragment with Nasrid Coat of Arms

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain; Granada
    Textile fragment with Nasrid Coat of Arms, ca. 1400
    Silk, gilt-animal substrate-wrapped silk; compound satin weave
    Length: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 inches)
    Gift of William Viall and William Dart 19.238

  • Objects

    Coronation of the Virgin

    Unknown artist, English
    Coronation of the Virgin, 1400-1420
    Alabaster and gilding
    42.6 x 27.9 cm (16 3/4 x 11 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 23.089

  • Objects

    Goblet

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian
    Goblet, ca. 1500
    Glass with enamels and silver with gilding
    23.5 cm (9 5/16 inches) (height)
    Gift of the Honorable Judge Irvin Untermyer 48.341

  • Objects

    Knot Pattern

    School of Leonardo da Vinci, designer
    Italian, 1452-1519
    Knot Pattern, Late 15th Century-Early 16th Century
    Engraving on paper
    Plate: 26.4 x 19.8 cm (10 3/8 x 7 13/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 47.666

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian, Italy; Florence
    Textile fragment, 14th/15th century
    Cut and voided silk velvet, metallic-wrapped yarn supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.093

  • Objects

    Chasuble fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian, Italy
    Chasuble fragment, ca. 1500
    Silk
    81.3 x 24.8 cm (32 x 9 13/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.125

  • Objects

    Book of Hours (use of Rouen)

    Attributed to Master of the Missal of Amboise Le Veneur
    Attributed to Jean Serpin
    French
    Book of Hours (use of Rouen), ca. 1510
    Ink, tempera, gold leaf on vellum, bound in purple velvet over wooden boards
    21.3 x 14.3 x 3.2 cm (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches)
    Museum purchase in honor of Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss; Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2011.30

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    The Flight into Egypt with Jacob fleeing Esau and David fleeing Saul, leaf from the blockbook Biblia Pauperum

    Unknown artist, Netherlandish, Netherlands, Southern
    The Flight into Egypt with Jacob fleeing Esau and David fleeing Saul, leaf from the blockbook Biblia Pauperum, ca. 1460s
    Woodcut printed in olive-brown ink and hand-colored in red, green, yellow, black, grey, and pink on laid paper
    Sheet: 27 x 19.7 cm (10 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2012.35