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16th Century

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    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

    Madonna and Child with Saint Barbara and Saint Catherine

    Unknown artist, Netherlandish
    Madonna and Child with Saint Barbara and Saint Catherine, ca. 1525
    Oil on panel
    91.4 x 87 cm (36 x 34 1/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.196

  • 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

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th Century
    Cut and uncut silk velvet with gold wrapped yarn
    Length: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.095

  • Objects

    Leaf from a dispersed Jain manuscript of the Kalakacharyakatha

    Unknown artist, Indian, Gujarat
    Leaf from a dispersed Jain manuscript of the Kalakacharyakatha, section from a Kalaka caryakatha manuscript in the Jain, 16th century
    Opaque watercolor on paper
    Sheet: 11.1 x 26 cm (4 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Shulman and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Binney III 60.020.3

  • Objects

    Abraham and the Three Angels

    Lucas van Leyden, designer
    Netherlandish, ca. 1494-1533
    Abraham and the Three Angels, 1513
    Engraving, trimmed within platemark
    Plate: 17.8 x 13.8 cm (7 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Murray S. Danforth, Jr. 50.326

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Persian; Yezd
    Textile fragment, 16th Century-17th Century
    Silk velvet
    Length: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.144A

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Persian; Yezd
    Textile fragment, 16th Century-17th Century
    Silk velvet
    Length: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.144B

  • 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

  • Objects

    Adam and Eve

    Jan Gossaert
    Flemish, ca. 1472-ca. 1533
    Adam and Eve, ca. 1525
    Chalk on two sheets joined together
    62.1 x 45.9 cm (24 7/16 x 18 1/16 inches)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 48.425

  • Objects

    Madonna with the Pear

    Albrecht Dürer, designer
    German, 1471-1528
    Madonna with the Pear, 1511
    Engraving, trimmed to platemark
    Plate: 15.7 x 10.8 cm (6 3/16 x 4 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 32.184

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Italian
    textile, 1500-1550
    Silk
    25.4 x 15.2 cm (10 x 6 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.232

  • Objects

    Head of a king (oba)

    Unknown artist, Bini
    Head of a king (oba), ca. 1550-1650
    Bronze
    Height: 26.7 x 19.7 x 21.6 cm (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 39.054

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Bella donna plate with representation of Mary Magdalene

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy; Gubbio
    Bella donna plate with representation of Mary Magdalene, 1500-1550
    Tin-glazed earthenware
    Diameter: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Robert Lehman 57.302

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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

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Andromache Learning of the Death of Hector

    Francesco Primaticcio
    Italian, 1504-1570
    Andromache Learning of the Death of Hector, ca. 1550
    Oil on canvas
    185.4 x 225.1 cm (73 x 88 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 56.083

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    Portrait of a Woman

    Attributed to Domenico Brusasorci
    Italian, ca. 1515-1567
    Portrait of a Woman, ca. 1550-1559
    Oil on canvas
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.057

  • Objects

    Buttercups, Red Clover, and Plantain

    School of Albrecht Dürer
    German, 1471-1528
    Buttercups, Red Clover, and Plantain, 1526
    Watercolor and gouache on vellum
    29.7 x 21.8 cm (11 11/16 x 8 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Brockholst Smith in memory of her mother, Jane W. Bradley 38.053

  • Objects

    March Plate

    Attributed to Pierre Reymond, enameler
    French, ca. 1513-after 1584
    After Etienne Delaune, engraver (inciser)
    French, 1518-1583
    March Plate, ca. 1560
    ”Grisaille” enamel on copper, gilt
    Diameter: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Franklin Robinson in honor of the Fine Arts Committee and the Museum Staff 1989.085

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian; Perugian, Perugia
    Textile fragment, 1500
    Linen diaper weave with supplemental cotton weft decoration
    Length: 41.3 cm (16 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 12.020

  • Objects

    Two Putti . . . Striking Another Who Is Holding a Child

    Master of the Die
    Italian; or; German, b. ca. 1512, fl. 1533
    After Raphael, designer
    Italian, 1483-1520
    Two Putti … Striking Another Who Is Holding a Child, ca. 1530-1550
    Engraving
    Plate: 20.6 x 27.8 cm (8 1/8 x 10 15/16 inches)
    Museum purchase: anonymous gift 51.012

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    Landscape

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    In the style of Tōyo Sesshū
    Japanese, 1420-1506
    Landscape, 16th century or later
    Ink and color on paper
    146.1 x 77.5 cm (57 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.94

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Silk; linen
    Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.122

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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

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence

    Marcantonio Raimondi
    Italian, ca. 1480-ca. 1534
    After Baccio Bandinelli, designer
    Italian, 1493-1560
    The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, ca 1525
    Engraving, trimmed to platemark
    Plate: 43.2 x 58.1 cm (17 x 22 7/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.085

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Silk
    Length: 27.9 cm (11 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.188

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    Bella donna bowl inscribed "Mansueta"

    Probably Castel Durante
    Italian
    Bella donna bowl inscribed “Mansueta”, ca. 1535-1540
    Tin-glazed earthenware
    Diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 46.391

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century-17th century
    Silk
    Length: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.076

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    Fragment from a Mural

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Fragment from a Mural, 16th–17th century
    Clay, straw, fiber, and pigment
    167 x 106.4 cm (65 3/4 x 41 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Cornelius Ruxton Love 51.559

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian, Florence
    Textile fragment, 1500-1549
    Silk; linen
    Length: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf Museum Collection 52.241

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Wool; linen
    Length: 41.9 cm (16 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.205

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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

  • Objects

    Book cover

    Unknown artist, German, Germany; Augsburg; Augsburg
    Book cover, 1500-1550
    Silver with ‘niello’ (black inlay) decoration, gilt
    14 x 8.6 x 5.1 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 2 inches)
    Gift of Messrs. E. & A. Silberman 34.016

  • Objects

    Kalaka and Sakra

    Unknown artist, Indian, Gujarat
    Kalaka and Sakra, section from a Kalaka caryakatha manuscript in the Jain tradition, 16th century
    Opaque watercolor on paper
    Sheet: 10.8 x 26 cm (4 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Shulman and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Binney III 60.020.2

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    Sacrifice of a Pig

    Adamo Scultori
    Italian, ca. 1530-1585
    After Giulio Romano, designer
    Italian, 1492/1499-1546
    Sacrifice of a Pig, ca. 1547-1587
    Engraving, trimmed within platemark
    Plate: 11.6 x 15.9 cm (4 9/16 x 6 1/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 65.057

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Wool; linen
    Length: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 07.155

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 1525-1575
    Silk
    24.1 x 21.6 cm (9 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 47.357

  • Objects

    The Money Changers

    Marinus van Reymerswaele
    Flemish, ca. 1490-ca. 1567
    The Money Changers, ca. 1540
    Oil on panel
    126.4 x 96.8 cm (49 3/4 x 38 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 25.037

  • Objects

    The Vision of St. Bernard

    Dirk Vellert, designer
    early Netherlandish; Flemish, fl. 1511-1544
    The Vision of St. Bernard, 1524
    Engraving, trimmed within platemark
    Plate: 17.1 x 12.2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 13/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.508

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Chausable

    Unknown artist, Italian; Florentine
    Chausable, 16th century
    Voided silk and metalic velvet with woven figural panels
    Length: 109.2 cm (43 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 29.090

  • Objects

    Kalaka with the Sahi

    Unknown artist, Indian, Gujarat
    Kalaka with the Sahi, section from a Kalakacharyakatha manuscript in the Jain tradition, 16th century
    Opaque watercolor on paper
    10.8 x 25.7 cm (4 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Shulman and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Binney III 60.020.1

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th Century
    Silk; linen
    Length: 30.5 cm (12 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.206

  • Objects

    The Adoration of the Magi

    Unknown artist, Netherlandish
    The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1510
    Oil on panel
    52.1 x 34.6 cm (20 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Manton B. Metcalf 21.482

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    The Virgin and Two Angels

    Lucas van Leyden, designer
    Netherlandish, ca. 1494-1533
    The Virgin and Two Angels, 1523
    Engraving, trimmed along and within platemark
    Plate: 15.1 x 10.3 cm (5 15/16 x 4 1/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 32.187

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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

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    silk
    Length: 40.3 cm (15 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.158

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    Drug jar (albarello) with representation of St. Anthony the Hermit

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Drug jar (albarello) with representation of St. Anthony the Hermit, ca.1550
    Lead-glazed earthenware
    24.1 x 13 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches)
    Bequest of Susan Martin Allien 35.713

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Monstrance

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain; Barcelona; Barcelona
    Monstrance, ca. 1525
    Silver, gilt
    Height: 46.4 cm (18 1/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 40.002

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

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

  • Objects

    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

    Virgin and Child with Clerics and Donors

    Pierre Reymond, enameler
    French, ca. 1513-after 1584
    Virgin and Child with Clerics and Donors, 1534
    Enamel on copper
    12.9 x 10.7 cm (5 1/8 x 4 3/16 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 34.024

  • Objects

    Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad

    In the style of Sultan Muhammad
    Persian, 16th Century
    Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad, first half of the 16th century
    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 84.147

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    Dagger (khanjar)

    Unknown artist, Indian, India; Sri Lanka
    Dagger (khanjar), 16th century-17th century
    Steel; ivory
    30.8 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm (12 1/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Nancy Angier 83.111

  • Objects

    The Annunciation

    Albrecht Dürer, designer
    German, 1471-1528
    The Annunciation, The Life of the Virgin, ca. 1502-1504
    Woodcut on paper
    Plate: 29.7 x 21.1 cm (11 11/16 x 8 5/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 48.358

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    Study of an Antique Head of Julius Caesar

    Francesco Mazzuoli, called II Parmigianino
    Italian, 1503-1540
    Study of an Antique Head of Julius Caesar, ca. 1530/31-1535
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, white heightening on laid paper
    8.6 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.517

  • 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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    Christ's Descent into Limbo

    Pieter van der Heyden
    Netherlandish, ca. 1530-ca. 1575
    After Pieter Bruegel I, designer
    Flemish, b. 1525-1530, d. 1569
    Hieronymous Cock, publisher
    Netherlandish, ca. 1510-1570
    Christ’s Descent into Limbo, 1561
    Engraving
    Plate: 23.5 x 29.2 cm (9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Henry D. Sharpe 50.018

  • Objects

    Narcissus

    Attributed to Antonio da Trento, designer
    Italian, ca. 1510-ca. 1550
    After Francesco Mazzuoli, called II Parmigianino, painter
    Italian, 1503-1540
    Narcissus, ca.1527-30
    Chiaroscuro woodcut from two blocks in green and dark gray
    Plate: 28.4 x 17.9 cm (11 3/16 x 7 1/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 69.180

  • Objects

    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

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, Mid 16th Century
    Silk
    Length: 33.3 cm (13 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.133

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    The Battle of Naked Men

    Domenico Campagnola, designer
    Italian, ca. 1500-1564
    The Battle of Naked Men, 1517
    Engraving, trimmed to platemark
    21.9 x 22.9 cm (8 5/8 x 9 inches)
    Gift in memory of William Babcock Weeden by his children 43.400.130

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    Trim fragment

    Unknown artist, Cypriote; Greek
    Trim fragment, 16th century
    Wrapped silver thread, Point d’Espagne
    Length: 30 cm (11 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.101

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    Study of Three Figures (saint Augustine, Saint Monica, and the Virgin Mary)

    After Perugino
    Italian, ca. 1450-1523
    Study of Three Figures (saint Augustine, Saint Monica, and the Virgin Mary), ca. 1506
    Pen and ink on paper
    26.7 x 19.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 13/16 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 35.009

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    Shiva Nataraja, the King of Dance

    Unknown artist, Indian, India; Tamil Nadu
    Shiva Nataraja, the King of Dance, 16th Century
    Bronze
    Height: 117.5 cm (46 1/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 33.026

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    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

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    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

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    Early Design for the Tomb of Pope Clement VII

    Baccio Bandinelli
    Italian, 1493-1560
    Early Design for the Tomb of Pope Clement VII, ca. 1534-1536
    Pen and ink on paper
    Image: 35.4 x 21.4 cm (13 15/16 x 8 3/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.507

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    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

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    (recto) Hercules Victorious over the Hydra; (verso) Study of Hercules, roman soldier's head, ornaments

    Giovanni Battista Bertani
    Italian, 1516-1576
    (recto) Hercules Victorious over the Hydra; (verso) Study of Hercules, roman soldier’s head, ornaments, ca. 1558
    Pen and ink with traces of red chalk on paper
    45.7 x 30.5 cm (18 x 12 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 65.078

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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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    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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    The Large Horse

    Albrecht Dürer, designer
    German, 1471-1528
    The Large Horse, 1505
    Engraving on laid paper, trimmed along platemark
    Plate: 16.5 x 11.8 cm (6 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 30.025

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    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

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    Beheading of St. John the Baptist

    Lucas Cranach the elder, designer
    German, 1472-1553
    Beheading of St. John the Baptist, 1510-1516
    Woodcut on laid paper
    Image: 33.7 x 23.3 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 49.126

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century-17th century
    Linen; wool
    Length: 54.3 cm (21 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.073

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    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

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    The Conversion of St. Paul

    Lucas van Leyden, designer
    Netherlandish, ca. 1494-1533
    The Conversion of St. Paul, 1509
    Engraving, trimmed within platemark
    Plate: 28.3 x 40.5 cm (11 1/8 x 15 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Henry D. Sharpe 47.035

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    The Small Horse

    Albrecht Dürer, designer
    German, 1471-1528
    The Small Horse, 1505
    Engraving on paper
    Plate: 16.5 x 10.8 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 30.026

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Study of Nude

    Unknown artist, French; Italian
    After Michelangelo Buonarroti
    Italian, 1475-1564
    Study of Nude, ca. 1550
    pen and ink
    21.9 x 16.5 cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.451

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    Portrait of Achille de Silly, Cômte de la Roche

    Unknown artist, French
    Circle of François Clouet
    French, before 1522-1572
    Portrait of Achille de Silly, Cômte de la Roche, 16th century
    Graphite and red chalk on laid paper
    33 x 22.5 cm (13 x 8 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke in memory of Dr. Gustav Radeke 25.002

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    Woman with Book

    Francesco Salviati
    Italian, 1510-1563
    Woman with Book, 1520 - 1563
    Pen and ink with brush and wash on paper
    19.1 x 9.2 cm (7 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.1009

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    Cloelia Crossing the Tiber

    Giulio Bonasone
    Italian, fl. 1531-1574
    After Polidoro da Caravaggio, designer
    Italian, 1495/1500-ca. 1543
    Cloelia Crossing the Tiber, ca. 1545
    Engraving
    30.2 x 43.8 cm (11 7/8 x 17 3/16 inches) (plate)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 74.101

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    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

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    Saint Jerome

    Agostino Carracci, engraver (printmaker)
    Italian, 1557-1602
    After Francesco Vanni, designer
    Italian, 1563-1610
    Saint Jerome, ca. 1595
    Engraving
    Plate: 19.7 x 14.9 cm (7 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 57.002

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    Christ and the Woman of Samaria

    Giulio Campagnola
    Italian, 1482-1515
    Christ and the Woman of Samaria, 1510-1512
    Engraving with stipple on paper
    Sheet: 13 x 18.7 cm (5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.13

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    Virgin and Child with the Infant John the Baptist

    Francesco Mazzuoli, called II Parmigianino
    Italian, 1503-1540
    Virgin and Child with the Infant John the Baptist, ca. 1527-1530
    Pen and ink, brown wash, heightened with white, over traces of black chalk on buff paper
    13 x 12.1 cm (5 1/8 x 4 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Alys Acworth Rickett who spend a very happy childhood with Harvey A. Bakers in Providence as a little English girl during World War II 2009.53

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    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