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    Cenotaph of Taj al-Mulk wal-Din Abul-Qasim

    Unknown artist, Iranian, Mazandaran province
    Cenotaph of Taj al-Mulk wal-Din Abul-Qasim, dated February 1473
    Carved wood
    112.7 x 187.3 x 117.5 cm (44 3/8 x 73 3/4 x 46 1/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 18.728

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    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 Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 38.206.2

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    Side Chair

    Unknown artist, American, Massachusetts; Rhode Island
    Side Chair, ca. 1720-1780
    Maple and pine with paint and caning
    Gift of Dr. Dorothy Gifford 1987.069.1

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    Christ in the House of Simon

    Benedikt Dreyer
    German, ca. 1485–1555
    Christ in the House of Simon, ca. 1515-1525
    Oak with polychromy and gilding
    57.8 x 62.2 x 12.4 cm (22 3/4 x 24 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 49.067

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    Celleret

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America
    Celleret, late 18th century-early 19th century
    Wood and iron
    34.5 x 29.2 cm (13 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Mary Anne Greene 25.070

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    Mask

    Unknown artist, Tlingit; Northwest Coast Native American
    Mask, ca. 1830
    Painted carved wood with abalone shell
    21 x 19.7 cm (8 5/16 x 7 11/16 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 45.089

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    Frontlet (Shakee.at)

    Unknown artist, Tlingit; Northwest Coast Native American
    Frontlet (Shakee.at), late 19th century
    Wood, abalone shell, and pigment
    19.1 x 14.6 x 5.1 cm (7 1/2 x 5 13/16 x 2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.154

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    Pietà

    Tilman Riemenschneider
    German, 1460-1531
    Pietà, ca. 1515-1525
    Linden wood
    45.7 x 38.1 x 13.2 cm (18 x 15 x 5 3/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.128

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    Casket

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy; Venice
    Casket, ca. 1500
    Wood with pastiglia and gilding
    15.2 x 21 x 14 cm (6 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.272

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    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 Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 38.206

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    Women's shoe (geta)

    T.M. Seabury, retailer
    American
    Women’s shoe (geta), Early 20th Century
    Lacquered wood with straw insole and cotton strap
    Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.10B

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    Cradleboard

    Unknown artist, Crow; Plains Indians
    Cradleboard, early 20th century
    Skin; wood with Intermontane-style beading
    Length: 94 cm (37 inches) (excluding fringe)
    Gift of Henry D. Sharpe 17.017

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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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    Head of a man

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Head of a man, 2289-2246 BCE
    Wood
    Height: 50.8 cm (20 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 25.031

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    Palemon and Lavinia

    C. Hamilton
    American, early 19th century
    Palemon and Lavinia, ca. 1815
    Silk; wood; watercolor
    68.6 x 53.3 cm (27 x 21 inches)
    Gift of Rosalind B. McCagy and Harriett Barnum in memory of their mother, Rosalind Hazard Barnum 76.144

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    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kannon)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kannon), 13th Century
    Wood
    49 x 28.5 x 17 cm (19 5/16 x 11 1/4 x 6 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sonnabend 80.030

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    Cradleboard

    Unknown artist, Mohawk; Eastern Woodland and Great Lakes
    Cradleboard, ca. 1875
    Carved wood with red, blue, green, and black pigment and leather
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.276

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Folding fan, 19th Century
    Painted paper; wood sticks
    Length: 45.7 cm (18 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gerard P. Herrick 58.019.31

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    Casket

    Studio of Baldessare degli Embriachi
    Italian; Venetian, ca. 1393-1409
    Casket, ca. 1400
    Bone, wood and horn
    Width: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 inches) (base)
    Gift of the Estate of W. Phelps Warren 85.075.8

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    Man with Killer Whale

    Unknown artist, Northwest Coast Native American
    Man with Killer Whale, ca. 1900
    Wood
    20.3 x 8.9 cm (8 x 3 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.299

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    Headdress in Form of Male Antelope

    Unknown artist, Malian (ancient style)
    Headdress in Form of Male Antelope
    Wood, metal
    92.6 x 33.7 x 9.8 cm (36 7/16 x 13 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 64.116.1

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    Headdress in Form of Female Antelope with Young

    Unknown artist, Malian (ancient style)
    Headdress in Form of Female Antelope with Young
    Wood, metal
    86.4 x 28.9 x 7.3 cm (34 x 11 3/8 x 2 7/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 64.116.2

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    Bandolier Bag

    Unknown artist, Ojibwe; Great Lake and Central Woodland Native American style
    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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    Madonna and Child

    Unknown artist, Netherlandish, Brabant
    Madonna and Child, 1490 - 1500
    Wood, paint, gilding
    Height: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.108

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    Food Box

    Unknown artist, Haida; Northwest Coast Native American
    Food Box, ca. 1900
    Wood and shell
    55.9 cm (22 inches) (length)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.140

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    Nō mask

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Nō mask, 19th century
    Carved cypress wood covered with primer (powdered shell and glue), then paint and ink
    Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Isaac C. Bates 97.125

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    Headrest with antelope

    Unknown artist, Possibly; Shona; Zimbabwe; West African
    Headrest with antelope, ca. 1885-1895
    Wood
    16.2 x 7 cm (6 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Dr. Marion Shepard 44.026

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    Jar (olla)

    Unknown artist, Apache
    Jar (olla), ca. 1910
    Willow, black devil’s-claw/martynia; three-rod coiled
    Height: 28.9 cm (11 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Edward B. Aldrich 18.063

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    Armchair (one of a pair)

    Jean-Joseph Chapuis, cabinetmaker
    French, 1765-1864
    Armchair (one of a pair), ca. 1810-1815
    Mahogany and beech with caning, painted decoration, and gilded brass
    89.5 x 55.2 x 54.6 cm (35 1/4 x 21 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches)
    Abby Rockefeller Mauze Fund 81.300.2

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    Figural Spoon

    Unknown artist, Bijogo, Africa; Guinea-Bissau
    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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    Teapot

    Jonathan Clarke
    American, 1705 - 1770
    Teapot, ca. 1760
    Silver with wood
    Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 inches)
    Bequest of Peyton Randolph Hazard 62.088

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    Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, 332-30 BCE
    Wood, gesso, and paint
    Height: 86.4 cm (34 inches)
    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Samir Moubayed 80.262.1

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Folding fan, Mid 19th Century
    Painted silk and paper (gouache); ivory and wood
    Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. I. Harris Metcalf 27.189

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    Negro Head

    Nancy Elizabeth Prophet
    American, 1890-1960
    Negro Head, before 1927
    Wood
    52.1 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm (20 1/2 x 11 x 14 inches)
    Gift of Miss Eleanor B. Green 35.780

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    Teapot

    Jonathan Clarke
    American, 1705 - 1770
    Teapot, ca. 1760
    Silver with wood
    Height: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 inches)
    Bequest of Peyton Randolph Hazard 62.089

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    Head of Anubis

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Head of Anubis, around 946 BCE-CE 395
    Wood; gesso
    Anonymous gift 22.129

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    Brisé fan

    George Keiswetter
    German, 19th century
    Allen Fan Company, manufacturer
    American, 19th century
    Brisé fan, ca. 1890
    Painted feathers; wood sticks, silk ribbon
    Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Lila and Martha Wetherbee 56.203.27

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    Frieze with Vishnu

    Unknown artist, Indian, Kerala
    Frieze with Vishnu, ca. 17th Century
    Wood; polychrome
    88.9 x 139.7 x 10.2 cm (35 x 55 x 4 inches)
    Museum purchase: gift of the Museum Associates 85.199

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    Mask

    Unknown artist, Nisga’a; Northwest Coast Native American
    Mask, ca. 1840
    Wood
    21.6 x 20.3 cm (8 1/2 x 8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.296

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    Malanggan Mask

    Unknown artist, Melanesian, New Ireland
    Malanggan Mask, ca. 1890
    Painted carved wood; turbo shell opercula (eyes); clay (eye sections, lips, beard); plant pith (hair), dry roots (long whiskers)
    82.5 x 21.6 x 29.2 cm (32 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.184

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    Saint Roch

    Unknown artist, French
    Saint Roch, ca. 1500
    Wood with polychromy (colored paint)
    Height: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 21.398

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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

  • Objects

    Raven rattle

    Unknown artist, Tlingit; Northwest Coast Native American
    Raven rattle, ca. 1890
    Wood, fiber and pigments
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.359

  • Objects

    Netsuke

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Netsuke, early 19th century
    Wood
    3.2 cm (1 3/16 inches) (height)
    Gift of Isaac C. Bates 97.121

  • 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

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    Nosegay fan

    S. Lévy, manufacturer
    French, 19th century
    Marie Vincent, designer
    French, 19th century
    Nosegay fan, ca. 1898
    Silk with wood sticks
    Length: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Margarethe L. Dwight 66.016.24B

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    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), Guanyin, 12th-13th Century
    Wood with pigment
    Height: 160 cm (63 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.92

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    Offering Container with tray and cover (hsun ok)

    Unknown artist, Burmese, Myanmar
    Offering Container with tray and cover (hsun ok), mid-19th century–mid-20th century
    Wood, bamboo coils, glass, mirrors, lacquer, gold leaf
    54.9 x 20.3 cm (21 5/8 x 8 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.2.1

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    Offering Container

    Unknown artist, Burmese, Myanmar; Burma
    Offering Container, mid-19th century–mid-20th century
    Lacquer, bamboo coils, wood, gold-leaf, glass, mirrors
    Height: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.2.2

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    Box in the Shape of a Mythological Hintha Bird

    Unknown artist, Burmese, Myanmar
    Box in the Shape of a Mythological Hintha Bird, ca. 1900 - 1960
    Lacquer, betel-nut, wood, gold-leaf, metal, glass, mirrors
    16.2 x 24.6 cm (6 3/8 x 9 11/16 inches) (height x depth)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.3

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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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    Basket for preparation of betel nuts

    Unknown artist, Thailand; Thai
    Basket for preparation of betel nuts, early 20th Century
    Indigenous fibrous material coiled on a one-rod foundation
    Height: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.5.5

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    Pedestal tray

    Unknown artist, Thai
    Pedestal tray, 19th-early 20th century
    Lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl inlay
    Height: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.8

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    Stool

    Unknown artist, Thai, Thailand; Siam
    Stool, 19th-early 20th century
    Lacquered wood with gilding and glass inlay
    19.1 x 29.2 x 24.8 cm (7 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.9

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    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

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    Adorant

    Unknown artist, Burmese, Thailand; Siam; northern
    Adorant, 19th Century
    Carved wood
    149.9 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm (59 x 9 x 5 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.28

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    Mount Vernon Banjo Clock

    Walter H. Durfee
    American, 1857-1939
    Mount Vernon Banjo Clock, ca. 1900
    Wood, gilding, brass, glass, reverse painted glass, gilt bronze, various metals
    104.1 x 26.7 x 10.2 cm (41 x 10 1/2 x 4 inches)
    Bequest of Frederick Lippitt 2007.98.17

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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 wood 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