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  • Objects

    Coffin of Nesmin

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    Ca.250 BCE
    Coffin of Nesmin
    Wood, gesso, gilding, and colored glass
    Length: 179.1 cm (70 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation and Mary B. Jackson Funds 38.206.2

  • Objects

    Smelling Bottle

    Unknown artist, American

    Late 18th century
    Smelling Bottle
    Glass
    9.2 x 4.1 cm (3 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches)
    Bequest of Sybil Ada Fowler 28.032

  • Objects

    Stained glass window

    Hector Guimard

    1896-97
    Stained glass window
    Colorless and stained glass, lead cames
    67.6 x 51.1 cm (26 5/8 x 20 1/8 inches) (each panel; six total)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Brown, by exchange 73.016

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis

    1845-1860
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.1

  • Objects

    Men's shoes (juttis)

    Unknown artist, Indian

    Early 20th century
    Men’s shoes (juttis)
    Silk velvet with metallic thread, metal sequin, and glass bead embellishment and trimmed with leather
    Gift of Mary E. Salzer 58.010

  • Objects

    Pair of earrings with lynx head terminals

    Unknown artist

    Late 2nd century BCE-1st century BCE
    Pair of earrings with lynx head terminals
    Gold; glass
    3 x 2.4 cm (1 3/16 x 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 19.096

  • Objects

    Tankard

    Unknown artist, German

    1750-1775
    Tankard
    Glass with enamels
    16.2 x 15.2 cm (6 3/8 x 6 inches) (tankard dimension)
    Bequest of Elizabeth P. Clifton 42.204

  • Objects

    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    250 BCE
    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin
    Coffin: wood, gesso, gilding, paint, and colored glass
    Length: 179.1 cm (70 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation and Mary B. Jackson Funds 38.206

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Clichy Glassworks

    1845-75
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.10

  • Objects

    Oval Dish

    Unknown artist, Roman

    3rd-4th century CE
    Oval Dish
    Glass, blown
    5.1 x 17.8 cm (2 x 7 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 39.102

  • Objects

    Medusa Head Medallion

    Unknown artist, Roman

    1st century CE-2nd century CE
    Medusa Head Medallion
    Glass, cast
    Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.037

  • Objects

    Teapot

    Wilhelm Wagenfeld

    1931
    Teapot
    Glass
    13.3 x 25.4 cm (5 1/4 x 10 inches)
    Gift of Alice K. Miles 1994.103.1

  • Objects

    Wine Decanter

    George Wilkinson

    1873
    Wine Decanter
    Silver with gilding and glass
    44.1 cm (17 3/8 inches) (height)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.38

  • Objects

    Filigree necklace

    Unknown artist, Roman

    3rd century CE
    Filigree necklace
    Gold, glass beads
    Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) (hook)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Engelhart C. Ostby 21.005

  • Objects

    Bandolier Bag

    Unknown artist, Cree

    1875-1899
    Bandolier Bag
    Linen plain weave and cotton velvet with glass-bead embellishment
    121.9 x 36.8 cm (48 x 14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Margaret McCarthy 1991.027

  • Objects

    Mummy Mask of a Man

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    140–190 CE
    Mummy Mask of a Man
    Plaster, paint, and glass
    36.8 x 24.8 x 30.5 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 12 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.155

  • Objects

    Millefiori Paperweight

    Clichy Glassworks

    1845-60
    Millefiori Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.15

  • Objects

    Teacup and Saucer

    Wilhelm Wagenfeld

    1931
    Teacup and Saucer
    Glass
    Anonymous gift 1994.102.1

  • Objects

    Two Benches

    Howard Ben Tré

    1985
    Two Benches
    Glass with copper
    69.9 x 127 x 33 cm (27 1/2 x 50 x 13 inches)
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan 85.144.1

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    Silk Brooch: View of the Rialto Bridge, Venice

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Mid-19th Century
    Silk Brooch: View of the Rialto Bridge, Venice
    Silk, gold, and glass
    3.8 x 5.6 cm (1 1/2 x 2 3/16 inches)
    Bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson 16.602

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Baccarat Glasshouse

    1845-60
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.7

  • Objects

    Woman's hood

    Unknown artist, Micmac

    Ca. 1775
    Woman’s hood
    Wool twill weave with glass beadwork and applied silk ribbon
    Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Edward B. Goodnow 81.019.10

  • Objects

    Millefiori Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis

    1848
    Millefiori Paperweight
    Glass
    Diameter: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.13

  • Objects

    Cosmetic Jar (Unguentarium)

    Unknown artist, Roman

    Ca. 50 CE
    Cosmetic Jar (Unguentarium)
    Glass, free-blown with pinched ribs
    Height: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 83.154

  • Objects

    Man Fleeing Dragon from Mantes-la-Jolie

    Unknown artist, French

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

  • Objects

    Butterfly Paperweight

    Baccarat Glasshouse

    1845-60
    Butterfly Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.12

  • Objects

    Teacup and Saucer

    Wilhelm Wagenfeld

    1957
    Teacup and Saucer
    Glass
    Anonymous gift 1994.102.2

  • Objects

    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants

    Unknown artist

    3rd century BCE
    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants
    Gold; glass
    Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 inches) (total)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 25.115

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Baccarat Glasshouse

    1845-1860
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.5

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Baccarat Glasshouse

    1848
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 5.1 cm (2 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.14

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis

    1845-1860
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.6

  • Objects

    Millefiori Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis

    1845-60
    Millefiori Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.8

  • Objects

    Clematis Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis

    1845-60
    Clematis Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.11

  • Objects

    Vase

    Louis Comfort Tiffany

    1902
    Vase
    Glass
    Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Margaret I. Buffington 83.068

  • Objects

    Bowl

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian

    Ca. 1500
    Bowl
    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

    Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis

    1845-60
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.2

  • Objects

    Bottle

    Unknown artist, Roman

    2nd century CE-3rd century CE
    Bottle
    Glass, free-blown
    Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Albert E. Southwick 60.028

  • Objects

    Locket

    Unknown artist, American

    19th Century
    Locket
    Gold with enamel, diamond, pearls and glass
    Length: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 33.033

  • Objects

    Finger ring

    Unknown artist, Greek

    2nd century BCE-1st century BCE
    Finger ring
    Gold; glass paste
    3 x 1.9 cm (1 3/16 x 3/4 inches) (maximum)
    Gift of Ostby and Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 22.230

  • Objects

    Favrile Vase

    Louis Comfort Tiffany

    Ca. 1900
    Favrile Vase
    Glass with enamel
    Height: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Nash Davis 1991.176.1

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Clichy Glassworks

    1845-60
    Paperweight
    Glass
    Height: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.9

  • Objects

    Goblet

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian

    Ca. 1500
    Goblet
    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

    Bowl

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian

    Ca. 1600
    Bowl
    Blown glass with gilt-brass mounts
    12.7 x 19.4 x 16.5 cm (5 x 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Frank Mauran and John O. Ames, by exchange 73.060

  • Objects

    Coffin for an ibis

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    664-30 BCE or later
    Coffin for an ibis
    Wood and glass
    31.6 x 54 x 15.5 cm (12 7/16 x 21 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 57.001

  • Objects

    Dove Gray Seaform Set

    Dale Chihuly

    1982
    Dove Gray Seaform Set
    Blown, colored glass
    43.2 x 91.4 x 76.2 cm (17 x 36 x 30 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Chase 84.232

  • Objects

    Lucente

    Toots Zynsky

    2001
    Lucente
    Fused glass rods (filet de verre)
    26 x 46 x 28 cm (10 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 11 inches)
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan 2002.79

  • Objects

    Pair of Vases

    Unknown artist, Bohemian

    Ca. 1850-1875
    Pair of Vases
    Glass
    Height: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spink Davis 2001.46.1

  • Objects

    Vase

    Louis Comfort Tiffany

    Ca. 1900-20
    Vase
    Blown Favrile glass
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Leavitt 2001.47.8

  • Objects

    Patent Timepiece

    David Williams

    Ca. 1815-1820
    Patent Timepiece
    Mahogany, pine, paint, glass, and brass
    109.2 x 27.3 x 15.2 cm (43 x 10 3/4 x 6 inches)
    Museum purchase: Bequest of Eliza Taft, by exchange 2003.74

  • Objects

    Vase

    Omar Ramsden

    Ca. 1914
    Vase
    Glass and silver
    43.8 x 28.9 x 27.9 cm (17 3/16 x 11 3/8 x 11 inches) across handles
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2000.16.1

  • Objects

    Gable Decoration of Rama, the Seventh Avatar of Vishnu

    Unknown artist, Thai

    19th Century
    Gable Decoration of Rama, the Seventh Avatar of Vishnu
    Wood, lacquer, glass, and mirrors
    94.5 x 63.5 x 14 cm (37 3/16 x 25 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.27

  • Objects

    Spirit Siamese Twins

    Joyce J. Scott

    2000-2002
    Spirit Siamese Twins
    glass, beads, wire, thread
    45.7 x 36.8 x 25.4 cm (18 x 14 1/2 x 10 inches) measurement from foot to knee; sculpture depth, incl
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2005.30

  • Objects

    Un Ballo in Maschera (Courtiers V)

    Yinka Shonibare, MBE

    2004
    Un Ballo in Maschera (Courtiers V)
    Three mannequins on glass bases, Dutch wax-printed cotton fabric, and leather shoes
    170.2 x 304.8 x 182.9 cm (67 x 120 x 72 inches) (overall)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2005.52

  • Objects

    White Abstract: Wedding Kiss, Charles and Diana

    Keith Coventry

    2001
    White Abstract: Wedding Kiss, Charles and Diana
    Oil on canvas, gesso, glass, and wood
    80 x 64.8 cm (31 1/2 x 25 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2008.41

  • Objects

    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Embroidery sample
    Silk taffeta, embroidered with glass beads
    Length: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.1

  • Objects

    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Embroidery sample
    Thread-wrapped square beads, crystal, satine-stitched leaves in floss on satin.
    Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.10

  • Objects

    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Embroidery sample
    Design and fringe of seed beads, pearls and crystal on silk jersey.
    Length: 45.7 cm (18 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.101

  • Objects

    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Embroidery sample
    Sequins, pearls and beads embroidered on net.
    Length: 35.6 cm (14 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.102

  • Objects

    Textile sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Textile sample
    Silk plain weave embellished with gold trim, beads, crystal stones and roses montees
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.134

  • Objects

    Textile sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Textile sample
    Silk plain weave embellished with sequins, beads, drop pendants, and rhinestones
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.138

  • Objects

    Textile sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Textile sample
    Silk plain weave embellished with sequins, pearls, cannetille, file, and beads
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.146

  • Objects

    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti)

    1940-1970
    Embroidery sample
    Sequins and beads on velvet with ribbon label.
    Length: 40.6 cm (16 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.153

  • Objects

    Gilded Frost and Jet Chandelier

    Dale Chihuly

    2008
    Gilded Frost and Jet Chandelier
    Glass with metal armature
    121.9 x 274.3 x 228.6 cm (48 x 108 x 90 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and gift of Chihuly Studio 2011.60

  • Objects

    Kui Hua Zi (Sun Flower Seeds)

    Ai Weiwei

    2009
    Kui Hua Zi (Sun Flower Seeds)
    1000 porcelain sun flower seeds, sculpted and painted by hand, inside a lidded glass jar.
    16.2 x 12.7 x 11.1 cm (6 3/8 x 5 x 4 3/8 inches)
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2010.20