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    Pair of earrings of the Baretta type

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Pair of earrings of the Baretta type, 2nd century CE-3rd century CE
    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
    Pair of crescent-shaped earrings, 1st century BCE-2nd century CE
    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
    Pair of earrings of the leech type, 4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    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
    Pair of Cufflinks, Early 19th Century
    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
    Pair of earrings with Eros riding a dove, 3rd century BCE
    Gold
    Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) (rosette)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehart Cornelius Ostby 22.176

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    Pair of earrings with pearls

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Pair of earrings with pearls, 1st century CE-3rd century CE
    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
    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

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    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

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    Pair of earrings with female head pendants

    Unknown artist
    Pair of earrings with female head pendants, late 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
    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
    Votive amphora, 6th century CE or later
    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
    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants, 6th century CE
    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
    Pair of earrings with dove pendants, 3rd century BCE
    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
    Eight-drachma coin (octodrachm), 261-252 BCE
    Gold
    Weight: 27.8 g
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.015.311

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    Lithophone

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Lithophone, 1761 - 1762
    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
    Scarab, 332–30 BCE
    Gold and enamel
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 32.242

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    Shah Shuja Hunting Nilgai

    Attributed to Payag
    Indian
    Shah Shuja Hunting Nilgai, ca. 1650-1655
    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, Anatolia
    Qur’an pages, ca. 1335-1350
    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
    Pin (fibula), 7th century BCE
    Gold
    Length: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.051

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    Pair of Earrings

    Unknown artist, American
    Pair of Earrings, Early 19th Century
    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
    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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    Bracelet with lion's head terminals

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

  • Objects

    Funerary wreath

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Funerary wreath, 4th century CE
    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
    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

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    Cameo Brooch: The Hunter's Return

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Cameo Brooch: The Hunter’s Return, Early 19th Century
    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, Ireland
    Neck ring (torque), ca. 1300-1000 BCE
    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, previous attribution
    Chinese, 1737-1820
    Guanyin (Bodhisattva of Compassion), 19th century
    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
    Pair of earrings of the à Baulo type, 6th century BCE
    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
    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

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    Abu Jahl and His Warriors

    Unknown artist, Turkish, Istanbul
    Abu Jahl and His Warriors, ca. 1594-95
    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

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    Bracelet

    Unknown artist, American
    Bracelet, 1850-1899
    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
    American, 1885-1962
    Perfume Bottle, ca. 1920-1925
    Quartz crystal, carnelian, pearls, green quartz, gold, enamel and black onyx
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.075

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    Lava Brooch

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Lava Brooch, 1855
    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

    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

  • Objects

    Purse

    Unknown artist, American
    Purse, ca. 1914
    Metal mesh with glass bead embellishment; metal frame and chain
    Gift of Harold Duncan 71.106.1

  • Objects

    Brooch

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

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    Finger ring with serpent

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

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    The Argosy

    William Edgar Brigham
    American, 1885-1962
    The Argosy, 1920-30
    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

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    Saint Peter

    Unknown artist, Byzantine
    Saint Peter, 12th century
    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
    Kwanseum, 14th century
    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

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    Cameo Brooch: The Three Graces Dancing

    Unknown artist
    After Antonio Canova
    Italian; Venetian, 1757-1822
    Cameo Brooch: The Three Graces Dancing, after 1798
    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
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Pendant, ca. 1900
    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

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    Stater coin

    Unknown artist, Greek
    Stater coin, ca. 323 BCE
    Gold
    Weight: 8.6 g
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.015.324

  • Objects

    Barrel-shaped bead

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Barrel-shaped bead, 6th century CE or later
    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
    Medallion, late 4th century BCE-early 3rd century BCE
    Gold, garnet; enamel inlay
    Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 29.256

  • 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

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    Locket

    Unknown artist, American
    Locket, 19th century
    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
    Two-stater coin (disaster), 336-323 BCE
    Gold
    Weight: 17.2 g
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.015.288

  • Objects

    Ring

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Ring, 4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    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

  • Objects

    Madonna and Child

    Bartolo di Fredi Cini
    Italian; Sienese, Active Siena by 1353
    Attributed to Bartolo di Fredi Cini
    Italian; Sienese, Active Siena by 1353
    Madonna and Child, ca. 1380
    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

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    Etruscan (strung into a necklace in modern times)

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