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  • Objects

    Coffin of Nesmin

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Coffin of Nesmin, ca.250 BCE
    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
    Smelling Bottle, late 18th century
    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, designer
    French, 1867-1942
    Stained glass window, 1896-97
    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
    French, 1767-
    Paperweight, 1845-1860
    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
    Men’s shoes (juttis), early 20th century
    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
    Pair of earrings with lynx head terminals, late 2nd century BCE-1st century BCE
    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
    Tankard, 1750-1775
    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
    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin, 250 BCE
    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
    French, 1838-85
    Paperweight, 1845-75
    Glass
    Height: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.10

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    Oval Dish

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

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    Medusa Head Medallion

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

  • Objects

    Teapot

    After Wilhelm Wagenfeld
    German, 1900-1990
    Heinrich Löffelhardt, designer
    German, 1901-1979
    Jenaer Glassworks, manufacturer
    German, fl. 1946-1970
    Schott and Genossen, manufacturer
    German, 1884-
    Teapot, 1931
    Glass
    13.3 x 25.4 cm (5 1/4 x 10 inches)
    Gift of Alice K. Miles 1994.103.1

  • Objects

    Wine Decanter

    Attributed to George Wilkinson, designer
    English, 1819-1894
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Wine Decanter, 1873
    Silver with gilding and glass
    44.1 cm (17 3/8 inches) (height)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.38

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    Filigree necklace

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

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    Bandolier Bag

    Unknown artist, Cree
    Bandolier Bag, 1875-1899
    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

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    Mummy Mask of a Man

    Unknown artist, Egyptian, Probably from Tuna el Gebel
    Mummy Mask of a Man, 140–190 CE
    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

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    Millefiori Paperweight

    Probably Clichy Glassworks
    French, 1838-85
    Millefiori Paperweight, 1845-60
    Glass
    Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.15

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    Teacup and Saucer

    After Wilhelm Wagenfeld
    German, 1900-1990
    Possibly Heinrich Löffelhardt, designer
    German, 1901-1979
    Jenaer Glassworks, manufacturer
    German, fl. 1946-1970
    Schott and Genossen, manufacturer
    German, 1884-
    Teacup and Saucer, 1931
    Glass
    Anonymous gift 1994.102.1

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    Two Benches

    Howard Ben Tré
    American, b. 1949
    Two Benches, 1985
    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
    Silk Brooch: View of the Rialto Bridge, Venice, mid-19th Century
    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
    French, 1764-
    Paperweight, 1845-60
    Glass
    Height: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.7

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    Woman's hood

    Unknown artist, Micmac, Canada; Maine
    Woman’s hood, ca. 1775
    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
    French, 1767-
    Millefiori Paperweight, 1848
    Glass
    Diameter: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.13

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    Cosmetic Jar (Unguentarium)

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

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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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    Butterfly Paperweight

    Baccarat Glasshouse
    French, 1764-
    Butterfly Paperweight, 1845-60
    Glass
    Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.12

  • Objects

    Teacup and Saucer

    After Wilhelm Wagenfeld
    German, 1900-1990
    Jenaer Glassworks, manufacturer
    German, fl. 1946-1970
    Schott and Genossen, manufacturer
    German, 1884-
    Heinrich Löffelhardt, designer
    German, 1901-1979
    Teacup and Saucer, 1957
    Glass
    Anonymous gift 1994.102.2

  • Objects

    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants

    Unknown artist
    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants, 3rd century BCE
    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
    French, 1764-
    Paperweight, 1845-1860
    Glass
    Height: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.5

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Baccarat Glasshouse
    French, 1764-
    Paperweight, 1848
    Glass
    Height: 5.1 cm (2 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.14

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
    French, 1767-
    Paperweight, 1845-1860
    Glass
    Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.6

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    Millefiori Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
    French, 1767-
    Millefiori Paperweight, 1845-60
    Glass
    Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.8

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    Clematis Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
    French, 1767-
    Clematis Paperweight, 1845-60
    Glass
    Height: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.11

  • Objects

    Vase

    Louis Comfort Tiffany, designer
    American, 1848-1933
    Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, manufacturer
    American, active 1892-1932
    Vase, 1902
    Glass
    Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Margaret I. Buffington 83.068

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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

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
    French, 1767-
    Paperweight, 1845-60
    Glass
    Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.2

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    Bottle

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

  • Objects

    Locket

    Unknown artist, American
    Locket, 19th Century
    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
    Finger ring, 2nd century BCE-1st century BCE
    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, designer
    American, 1848-1933
    Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, manufacturer
    American, active 1892-1932
    Favrile Vase, ca. 1900
    Glass with enamel
    Height: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Nash Davis 1991.176.1

  • Objects

    Paperweight

    Clichy Glassworks
    French, 1838-85
    Paperweight, 1845-60
    Glass
    Height: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Alan E. Symonds 69.200.9

  • 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

    Bowl

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian
    Bowl, ca. 1600
    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
    Coffin for an ibis, 664-30 BCE or later
    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
    American, b. 1941
    Dove Gray Seaform Set, 1982
    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
    American, b. 1951
    Lucente, 2001
    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
    Pair of Vases, ca. 1850-1875
    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, designer
    American, 1848-1933
    Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, retailer
    American, active 1892-1932
    Vase, ca. 1900-20
    Blown Favrile glass
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Leavitt 2001.47.8

  • Objects

    Patent Timepiece

    David Williams
    American, 1769-1823
    Patent Timepiece, ca. 1815-1820
    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, silversmith
    British, 1873-1939
    Ramsden and Carr, silversmith
    English, fl. 1899-1918
    Alwyn Carr, silversmith
    1872-1940
    Attributed to Whitefriars Glasshouse
    English, ca. 1720-1980
    Vase, ca. 1914
    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
    Gable Decoration of Rama, the Seventh Avatar of Vishnu, 19th Century
    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
    American, b. 1948
    Spirit Siamese Twins, 2000-2002
    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
    British, b.1962
    Un Ballo in Maschera (Courtiers V), 2004
    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
    English, b. 1958
    White Abstract: Wedding Kiss, Charles and Diana, 2001
    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), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    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), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    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), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    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), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    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), designer
    Textile sample, 1940-1970
    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), designer
    Textile sample, 1940-1970
    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), designer
    Textile sample, 1940-1970
    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), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    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
    American, b. 1941
    Gilded Frost and Jet Chandelier, 2008
    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
    Chinese, b. 1957
    Kui Hua Zi (Sun Flower Seeds), 2009
    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