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    Armchair

    Alvar Aalto, designer
    Finnish, 1898-1976
    Armchair, 1931-32
    Laminated birch
    66.7 x 61 x 76.8 cm (26 1/4 x 24 x 30 1/4 inches)
    Museum Collection 84.018

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    Portrait of Gerónima Goicoechea y Galarza

    Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
    Spanish, 1746-1828
    Portrait of Gerónima Goicoechea y Galarza, 1805
    Oil on copper
    Diameter: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches) (sight)
    Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop 34.1366

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    King Arthur Chest

    Sydney Richmond Burleigh, designer
    American, 1853-1931
    Julia Lippitt Mauran, carver
    American, 1860-1949
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    King Arthur Chest, ca. 1900
    Oak with paint and gilding
    55.2 x 101.6 cm (21 11/16 x 40 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.429

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, English
    Folding fan, Late 19th Century
    Silk and wood painted and gilded
    Length: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gerard P. Herrick 58.019.29

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    The Crucified Christ

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Possibly from Aragonese Pyrenees
    The Crucified Christ, ca. 1150-1200
    Oak with traces of polychrome
    215.9 x 215.9 cm (85 x 85 inches)
    Museum Special Reserve Fund 43.195

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    Elastic Armchair

    Samuel Gragg
    American, 1772-ca. 1855
    Elastic Armchair, ca. 1808
    Oak, hickory, maple, and beech
    85.1 x 51.4 x 63.5 cm (33 1/2 x 20 5/16 x 25 inches)
    Gift of the Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc. 85.024

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    Hat

    Unknown artist, Kwakiutl; North American Indian, Canada; Vancouver
    Hat, late 19th century
    Painted two- and three-strand-twined spruce root
    Height: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.152

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    Vase

    René Lalique
    French, 1860-1945
    Vase, 1930-1940
    Glass
    Height: 27 cm (10 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 74.003

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    Sa'lakwmana (Shalako Maiden) figure

    Unknown artist, Hopi; North American Indian; Pueblo culture
    Sa’lakwmana (Shalako Maiden) figure, early 20th century
    Cottonwood and pigments
    21.9 x 7.6 cm (8 5/8 x 3 inches) (doll)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.615

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    Shakespeare chest

    Sydney Richmond Burleigh, decorator
    American, 1853-1931
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Shakespeare chest, ca. 1900
    Ebonized cherry with painted decoration
    55.2 x 101.6 x 55.6 cm (21 3/4 x 40 x 21 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 28.046

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    Figural Spoon

    Unknown artist, Bijogo, Africa; Guinea-Bissau
    Portuguese, previous attribution
    Figural Spoon, 19th century
    Painted wood
    Length: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Dr. Marion Shepard 44.021

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    Architect's Valet Chair

    Alphonse Mattia
    American, 1947-
    Architect’s Valet Chair, 1989
    Ebonized walnut, poa amarelo, wenge, ebony, Delron, paint
    199.7 x 66 x 45.7 cm (78 5/8 x 26 x 18 inches)
    Museum purchase with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities 1989.009

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    Vase

    Lenore Asbury, decorator
    American, 1866-1933
    Rookwood Pottery, manufacturer
    American, 1880-1967
    Vase, 1902
    Earthenware with glaze
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Atwood 1999.21

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    Still Life

    Louise Bourgeois
    American, b. France,, 1911-2010
    Still Life, 1963
    Wood, plaster, and paint
    29.8 x 50.2 x 48.3 cm (11 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 19 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 66.163

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    Tray with Reverend Lemuel Haynes in the Pulpit

    Unknown artist, Probably; American
    Tray with Reverend Lemuel Haynes in the Pulpit, ca. 1835-1840
    Oil paint on papier-mâché
    53.2 x 65.3 x 10.2 cm (20 15/16 x 25 11/16 x 4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 39.002

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    Cradle

    Unknown artist, American, possibly; Pennsylvania
    Cradle, 1820 - 1830
    Pine with paint
    52.1 x 53.3 cm (20 1/2 x 21 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Henry Vaughan 44.519.10A

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    Green and Black Immaterial Curves

    Jésus Rafael Soto
    Venezuelan, 1923 - 2005
    Green and Black Immaterial Curves, 1966
    Wood, metal, and paint
    106 x 106 x 25.1 cm (41 3/4 x 41 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches)
    Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Modern Latin American Art 66.152

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    Red

    Ken Price
    American, 1935-2012
    Red, 1961
    Ceramic, paint, and wood
    37.8 x 43.2 x 41.3 cm (14 7/8 x 17 x 16 3/16 inches)
    Museum purchase with the aid of the National Endowment for the Arts 71.062

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    Saint George

    Unknown artist, Spanish
    Saint George, 15th century
    Wood with polychromy
    90.2 x 31.1 x 45.7 cm (35 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 18 inches)
    Gift of John Nicholas Brown 69.198

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    Lady's Work Table

    Unknown artist, Austrian, Vienna; Austria
    Lady’s Work Table, 1810-20
    Mahogany, mahogany veneer, burl veneer, oak, ebony, boxwood, brass, mirror, ivory, mother-of-pearl, pewter, tortoiseshell, painted faux tortoiseshell, engravings, velvet
    97.8 cm (38 1/2 inches) (height)
    Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 65.065

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    Head of Christ or a Saint

    Unknown artist, Spanish
    Head of Christ or a Saint, ca. 1220-1240
    Walnut, polychromy
    81.3 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm (32 x 20 x 20 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.131

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    Pen Case

    Kazim ibn Najaf Ali
    Iranian
    Pen Case, 1850-1875
    Paper with binder, paint, and varnish
    Gift of Mrs. William C. Baker 27.119

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    Slant Levels in Four Directions

    Jan Schoonhoven
    Dutch, 1914 - 1994
    Slant Levels in Four Directions, 1966
    painted cardboard on wood
    100.3 x 100.3 x 7.6 cm (39 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 3 inches) Dimensions verified - Painting Inventory project
    Gift of Mr. Roy R. Neuberger 67.164

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    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

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    Soundsuit

    Nick Cave
    American, b.1959
    Soundsuit, 2006
    Found knit sweaters, socks, driftwood, dryer lint, and paint
    221 x 76.2 x 53.3 cm (87 x 30 x 21 inches) (overall)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2007.11

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    Utopia

    Damien Hirst
    English, b. 1965
    Utopia, 2008
    Butterflies and household gloss paint on paper
    Sheet: 136 x 134 cm (53 9/16 x 52 3/4 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2009.12

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    Shy Nude

    Fiona Banner
    English, b. 1966
    Shy Nude, 2007
    Graphite on paper with spray paint and aluminum frame
    Frame: 128.3 x 88.3 cm (50 1/2 x 34 3/4 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2009.11

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    Untitled (turquoise closed vessel)

    Eugene von Bruenchenhein
    American, 1910-1983
    Untitled (turquoise closed vessel), 1981
    Painted clay
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz 2009.115.1

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    Untitled (blue and gold open top vessel)

    Eugene von Bruenchenhein
    American, 1910-1983
    Untitled (blue and gold open top vessel), ca. 1960s-1983
    Painted clay
    Height: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz 2009.115.2

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    Untitled (copper/green open top vessel)

    Eugene von Bruenchenhein
    American, 1910-1983
    Untitled (copper/green open top vessel), ca. 1960s–1983
    Painted clay
    Height: 27.9 cm (11 inches)
    Gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz 2009.115.3

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    Untitled (white open top vessel)

    Eugene von Bruenchenhein
    American, 1910-1983
    Untitled (white open top vessel), ca. 1960s–1983
    Painted clay
    Height: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz 2009.115.5

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    Untitled (green open top vessel)

    Eugene von Bruenchenhein
    American, 1910-1983
    Untitled (green open top vessel), ca. 1960s–1983
    Painted clay
    Height: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz 2009.115.4