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    Pair of earrings of the Baretta type

    Unknown artist, Roman

    2nd century CE-3rd century CE
    Pair of earrings of the Baretta type
    Gold, coral, and garnet
    3.5 x 1.7 cm (1 3/8 x 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.066

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    Pair of crescent-shaped earrings

    Unknown artist, Roman

    1st century BCE-2nd century CE
    Pair of crescent-shaped earrings
    Gold
    2.1 x 3.1 cm (13/16 x 1 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 19.023

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    Pair of earrings of the leech type

    Unknown artist, Etruscan

    4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    Pair of earrings of the leech type
    Gold
    4.7 x 2.8 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 25.106

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    Pair of Cufflinks

    Unknown artist, American

    Early 19th Century
    Pair of Cufflinks
    Hair and gold
    1.1 x 1 cm (7/16 x 3/8 inches) (each)
    Gift of Eleanor S. Upton 42.259

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    Pair of earrings with Eros riding a dove

    Unknown artist, Ancient Greek

    3rd century BCE
    Pair of earrings with Eros riding a dove
    Gold
    Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) (rosette)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehart Cornelius Ostby 22.176

  • Objects

    Pair of earrings with pearls

    Unknown artist, Roman

    1st century CE-3rd century CE
    Pair of earrings with pearls
    Gold; pearl
    3.3 x 1.9 cm (1 5/16 x 3/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.007

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    Virgin of the Annunciation

    Matteo di Giovanni di Bartolo

    Ca. 1474
    Virgin of the Annunciation
    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

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    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

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    Pair of earrings with female head pendants

    Unknown artist

    Late 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
    Pair of earrings with female head pendants
    Gold; garnet
    Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 19.025

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    Votive amphora

    Unknown artist, Roman

    6th century CE or later
    Votive amphora
    Gold
    3.5 x 3.8 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches) (maximum width at shoulder)
    Gift of Ostby and Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 24.012

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    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants

    Unknown artist

    6th century CE
    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants
    Gold; garnet
    Height: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 inches)
    Gift of the Ostby and Barton Co. in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 24.016

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    Pair of earrings with dove pendants

    Unknown artist, Greek

    3rd century BCE
    Pair of earrings with dove pendants
    Gold; garnet
    2.5 x .4 cm (1 x 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehart Cornelius Ostby 22.177

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    Eight-drachma coin (octodrachm)

    Unknown artist, Greek

    261-252 BCE
    Eight-drachma coin (octodrachm)
    Gold
    Weight: 27.8 g
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.015.311

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    Lithophone

    Unknown artist, Chinese

    1761 - 1762
    Lithophone
    Jade; gold; wire; teak
    41 x 60 x 3.2 cm (16 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches)
    Gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 37.113

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    Scarab

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    332–30 BCE
    Scarab
    Gold and enamel
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 32.242

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    Shah Shuja Hunting Nilgai

    Payag

    Ca. 1650-1655
    Shah Shuja Hunting Nilgai
    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
    Height: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.068

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    Qur'an pages

    Unknown artist, Turkish

    Ca. 1335-1350
    Qur’an pages
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
    Height: 28.9 cm (11 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs.Celia Robinson Stillwell 84.038

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    Pin (fibula)

    Unknown artist, Etruscan

    7th century BCE
    Pin (fibula)
    Gold
    Length: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.051

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    Pair of Earrings

    Unknown artist, American

    Early 19th Century
    Pair of Earrings
    Hair and gold
    Depth: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Phoebe S. Kendrick in memory of her mother, Ruth E. Kendrick and her aunt, Jane E. Kendrick 42.034

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    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

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    Bracelet with lion's head terminals

    Unknown artist, Greek

    4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    Bracelet with lion’s head terminals
    Gold
    Diameter: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 inches) (maximum thickness)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.058

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    Funerary wreath

    Unknown artist, Roman

    4th century CE
    Funerary wreath
    Gold
    Length: 5.1 cm (2 inches) (maximum of leaves, from hole to tip of leaf)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 32.007

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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

    Cameo Brooch: The Hunter's Return

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Early 19th Century
    Cameo Brooch: The Hunter’s Return
    Shell and gold
    Length: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 inches) (including pendant)
    Gift of Mrs. Albert Babcock 30.090

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    Neck ring (torque)

    Unknown artist, Celtic

    Ca. 1300-1000 BCE
    Neck ring (torque)
    Gold
    Diameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Drs. Arnold-Peter C. and Yvonne S. Weiss 1999.80

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    Guanyin (Bodhisattva of Compassion)

    Piu Ou Qua

    19th century
    Guanyin (Bodhisattva of Compassion)
    Ink, color, and gold on paper
    44.8 x 28.9 cm (17 5/8 x 11 3/8 inches)
    Bequest of Austin H. King 21.457

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    Pair of earrings of the à Baulo type

    Unknown artist, Etruscan

    6th century BCE
    Pair of earrings of the à Baulo type
    Gold
    Width: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) a)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 22.208

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    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

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    Abu Jahl and His Warriors

    Unknown artist, Turkish

    Ca. 1594-95
    Abu Jahl and His Warriors
    Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
    Sheet: 37.5 x 26.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Slocum 85.106

  • Objects

    Bracelet

    Unknown artist, American

    1850-1899
    Bracelet
    Hair and gold
    Length: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 inches) (unclasped)
    Gift of the Honorable Charles F. Stearns 39.049

  • Objects

    Perfume Bottle

    William Edgar Brigham

    Ca. 1920-1925
    Perfume Bottle
    Quartz crystal, carnelian, pearls, green quartz, gold, enamel and black onyx
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.075

  • Objects

    Lava Brooch

    Unknown artist, Italian

    1855
    Lava Brooch
    Lava and gold
    7.6 x 5.1 cm (3 x 2 inches)
    Gift of N. David Scotti 80.084.7A

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    Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad

    Sultan Muhammad

    First half of the 16th century
    Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad
    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 84.147

  • Objects

    Purse

    Unknown artist, American

    Ca. 1914
    Purse
    Metal mesh with glass bead embellishment; metal frame and chain
    Gift of Harold Duncan 71.106.1

  • Objects

    Brooch

    Unknown artist, American

    Mid 19th Century
    Brooch
    Hair and gold
    Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Hannibal Hamlin 62.086.4

  • Objects

    Finger ring with serpent

    Unknown artist, Greco-Roman

    1st century CE-2nd century CE
    Finger ring with serpent
    Gold
    Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 inches) (maximum)
    Gift of Ostby and Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 29.045

  • Objects

    The Argosy

    William Edgar Brigham

    1920-30
    The Argosy
    Amber, gold, precious stones and enamel
    13.7 x 5.9 cm (5 3/8 x 2 5/16 inches)
    Gift of the estate of William E. Brigham 63.011.85

  • Objects

    Saint Peter

    Unknown artist, Byzantine

    12th century
    Saint Peter
    Cloisonné enamel and gold
    10.2 x 4.6 cm (4 x 1 13/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 30.013

  • Objects

    Kwanseum

    Unknown artist, Korean

    14th century
    Kwanseum
    Ink, color, and gold on silk
    Mount: 259.1 x 109.9 cm (102 x 43 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 17.378

  • Objects

    Cameo Brooch: The Three Graces Dancing

    Unknown artist

    After 1798
    Cameo Brooch: The Three Graces Dancing
    Shell, gold, pearl, and enamel
    Length: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John Carter Brown 09.074X

  • Objects

    Pendant

    Gorham Manufacturing Company

    Ca. 1900
    Pendant
    Gold, pearls, frosted green glass, diamonds, enamel and rubies
    8.3 x 3.2 cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches) (pendant)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1997.80

  • Objects

    Stater coin

    Unknown artist, Greek

    Ca. 323 BCE
    Stater coin
    Gold
    Weight: 8.6 g
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.015.324

  • Objects

    Barrel-shaped bead

    Unknown artist, Roman

    6th century CE or later
    Barrel-shaped bead
    Gold
    Height: 2.6 cm (1 inches)
    Gift of the Ostby & Barton Co. in memory of Englehart Cornelius Ostby 24.015

  • Objects

    Medallion

    Unknown artist, Greek

    Late 4th century BCE-early 3rd century BCE
    Medallion
    Gold, garnet; enamel inlay
    Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 29.256

  • 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

    Locket

    Unknown artist, American

    19th century
    Locket
    Gold with enamel, pearls, hair, photograph and glass
    Width: 2.2 cm (7/8 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 31.387

  • Objects

    Two-stater coin (disaster)

    Unknown artist, Greek

    336-323 BCE
    Two-stater coin (disaster)
    Gold
    Weight: 17.2 g
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.015.288

  • Objects

    Ring

    Unknown artist, Etruscan

    4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    Ring
    Gold, milk-grey stone
    Height: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton Co. in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 23.006

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    Madonna and Child

    Bartolo di Fredi Cini

    Ca. 1380
    Madonna and Child
    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

  • Objects

    Etruscan (strung into a necklace in modern times)

    Unknown artist

    6th century BCE
    Etruscan (strung into a necklace in modern times)
    Plain and granulated beads, gold
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2007.26