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    Crucifixion

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain
    Crucifixion, ca. 1490
    Tempera and gold on panel
    143.8 x 113 cm (56 5/8 x 44 1/2 inches)
    Gift of John Nicholas Brown 69.197

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    Vase on Stand

    Adelaide Alsop Robineau
    American, 1865-1929
    Vase on Stand, ca. 1900
    Porcelain with glaze and goldleaf
    Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Brenda Schleyer in memory of Toni Olga Muench 81.070

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    Noh theater costume (karaori)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Noh theater costume (karaori), 18th Century
    Ikat-dyed silk compound weave with supplementary continuous gold-leaf paper patterning wefts and supplementary discontinuous silk patterning weft floats
    Center back length: 144.8 cm (57 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.481

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, German
    Folding fan, 1750-1799
    Painted Vellum (gouache) embellished with gold leaf; tortoise shell and ivory sticks
    Length: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Livingston Hunt 31.326

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    Angel with Crown and Flagellum

    Unknown artist, French, France
    Angel with Crown and Flagellum, ca. 1460
    Oil on panel
    32.4 x 32.4 x 5.1 cm (12 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 60.105

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    Mary Magdalene

    Lippo Memmi
    Italian, Active 1317- ca. 1350
    Mary Magdalene, ca. 1330
    Tempera and gold on panel
    49.5 x 22.5 cm (19 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 21.250

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    Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

    Mariotto di Nardo
    Italian, Active ca. 1394 - 1424
    Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1408
    Tempera and gold on panel
    23.5 x 28.9 cm (9 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.521

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    Nō theater costume (nuihaku)

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Nō theater costume (nuihaku), 1750-1800
    Silk, gold leaf; plain weave, hand-painting, embroidery
    Center back length: 162.6 cm (64 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.470

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    Manuscript chest

    Unknown artist, Burmese, Myanmar; Burma
    Manuscript chest, ca. 1800-1885
    Gilded and lacquered wood with colored glass and mirror insets
    62.2 x 96.5 x 61 cm (24 1/2 x 38 x 24 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.4

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    Tasting

    Andrew Lord
    English, b. 1950
    Tasting, 1996 - 1998
    Glazed ceramic, epoxy, gold leaf, and encre de chine
    Vase: 74.9 x 57.1 x 57.1 cm (29 x 22 x 22 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2008.37

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    Saint Nicolas

    Master of Brussels Initials
    Italian, ca. 1390-1410
    Saint Nicolas, ca. 1410-1420
    Watercolor, shell gold, leaf gold, and lapis lazuli on vellum
    12.9 x 12.5 cm (5 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2010.19.2

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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