In Time


by Catharine Roehrig

ca. 1981–1975 B.C. Statue of an Offering Bearer [Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre]


by Adela Oppenheim

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret II, ca. 1887–1878B.C. Pectoral and Necklace of Sithathoryunet with the Name of Senwosret II [Egypt]


by Marsha Hill

ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Statue of two men and a boy that served as a domestic icon [Egypt]


by Nicholas Reeves

ca. 1336–1327 B.C. Head of Tutankhamun [Egypt]


by Kim Benzel

ca. 883–859 B.C.; Neo-Assyrian Relief panel [Assyrian]


by Yelena Rakic

ca. 2250–2150 B.C. Cylinder seal and modern impression: nude bearded hero wrestling with a water buffalo; bull-man wrestling with lion [Mesopotamia]


by Isabel Stünkel

Middle Kingdom, first half of Dynasty 12, ca. 1961–1878 B.C. Hippopotamus [Egypt]


by Janice Kamrin

1352–1336 B.C. Canopic Jar with a Lid in the Shape of a Royal Woman's Head [Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb KV 55, Davis/Ayrton 1907]


by Joanne Pillsbury

10th–6th century B.C. Mask [Olmec] (1977.187.33)


by Diana Craig Patch

Third Intermediate Period–early Dynasty 26, ca. 945–600 B.C. Cult Image of the God Ptah [Egypt]
600 B.C.

Naked Authority

by Joan R. Mertens

ca. 590–580 B.C. Marble statue of a kouros (youth) [Greek, Attic]


by Sarah B. Graff

Neo Babylonian; ca. 604–562 B.C. Two Panels with striding lions [Babylonian]


by Kiki Karoglou

ca. 530 B.C. Marble capital and finial in the form of a sphinx [Greek, Attic]
300 B.C.


by Seán Hemingway

3rd–2nd century B.C. Bronze statue of Eros sleeping [Greek]

Nosing Around

by Julie Jones

1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D. Nose Ornament with Spiders [Peru; Salinar (?)]


by Carlos A. Picón

27 B.C.–68 A.D. Restored by Pacetti, Vincenzo (Italian)


by Fiona Kidd

ca. 1st–2nd century A.D. Clasp with an eagle and its prey [Parthian]
300 A.D.

Fine Dining

by Chris Lightfoot

3rd century A.D. Silver spoon and fork [Roman]
600 A.D.


by Helen Evans

629–630 Plate with the Battle of David and Goliath [Byzantine]

Poetic License

by Martina Rugiadi

second half 10th–11th century Ibn Sukkara al-Hashimi (Iran): Wine Cup


by Sinéad Vilbar

12th century King Fudō (Achala-vidyārāja) [Japan]


by Peter Barnet

ca. 1115–20 Plaque with the Journey to Emmaus and Noli Me Tangere [Spanish]


by Soyoung Lee

mid-7th century; Three Kingdoms period Pensive Bodhisattva [Korea]


by Jason Sun

8th century Figure of a Seated Court Lady [China]


by Denise Leidy

ca. 1000; Liao dynasty Arhat (Luohan) [China]


by Barbara Drake Boehm

ca. 1170–80 Plaque with Censing Angels [French]
1200 A.D.


by Keith Christiansen

Berlinghiero (Italian): Madonna and Child

Bundle of Emotions

by Yaëlle Biro

13th century Seated Figure [Djenné peoples; Mali, Inland Niger Delta region]


by Shi-yee Liu

Southern Song dynasty, first half of the 13th century Liang Kai (Chinese): Poet Strolling by a Marshy Bank


by Charles Little

ca. 1264–88 Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus [French]
1300 A.D.

The Geeky Side

by Melanie Holcomb

ca. 1360–1380 Curtain of the Tabernacle, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra [French]


by Maxwell K. Hearn

Late Yuan (1271–1368)–early Ming (1368–1644) dynasty, second half of 14th century Fang Congyi (Chinese): Cloudy Mountain
1400 A.D.

Boy Geniuses

by Timothy B. Husband

1405–1408/1409 Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish): The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

Terrible Beauty

by C. Griffith Mann

1450–1500 Master of Belmonte (Spanish): Saint Michael (55.120.2)


by Luke Syson

ca. 1455–60 Antonio Rossellino (Italian): Madonna and Child with Angels


by Alison Manges Nogueira

ca. 1470 Giovanni Bellini (Italian): Madonna and Child


by Maryan W. Ainsworth

ca. 1435–40 Jan van Eyck and Workshop Assistant (Netherlandish): The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment

Cracking the Code

by Dirk Breiding

dated 1460 Attributed to Heinrich Heid von Winterthur (German/Swiss): Crossbow of Ulrich V of Württemberg

Tipping Point

by Stijn Alsteens

1493 Albrecht Dürer (German): Self-portrait, Study of a Hand and a Pillow (recto); Six Studies of Pillows (verso)
1500 A.D.

The Dark Lord

by Kurt Behrendt

ca. 1500 Mahakala, Protector of the Tent [Central Tibet, Sakya Order]

Thinking Aloud

by Carmen Bambach

ca. 1510–1511 Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian): Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso)


by Thomas P. Campbell

ca. 1524–6 (design), ca. 1525–28 (woven) Bernard van Orley (Netherlandish) and Pieter de Pannemaker (Netherlandish): The Last Supper


by Freyda Spira

1504 Albrecht Dürer (German): Adam and Eve

Fashion Plate

by Pierre Terjanian

ca. 1525 Kolman Helmschmid (German): Portions of a costume armor

Head of Class

by Stuart Pyhrr

1543 Filippo Negroli (Italian): Burgonet

Getting Lost

by Deniz Beyazit

ca. 1555–60 Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66) [Turkey, Istanbul]


by Clare Vincent

1579 Gerhard Emmoser (Austrian): Celestial globe with clockwork

In Conversation

by Ellenor Alcorn

ca. 1585 Ewer [English, London and Chinese]


by Andrea Bayer

1590 Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (Italian): The Baptism of Christ


by Sheila Canby

1540–50 Groom and Rider [Iran, Tabriz]

My First Time

by George Goldner

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek): View of Toledo


by Yassana Croizat-Glazer

probably 1556–67 Bernard Palissy (French): Pilgrim Flask

Starting Over

by Elizabeth Cleland

ca. 1575–95 Partly based on a woodcut by Jost Amman (Swiss); Woven by Anonymous Flemish weavers: Hunters in a Landscape


by Navina Haidar

ca. 1590–95 "Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj", Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna)) [Present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore]
1600 A.D.


by Dita Amory

1634–1635 Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): The Last Supper, after Leonardo da Vinci

The Choice

by Walter Liedtke

1653 Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): Aristotle with a Bust of Homer


by J. Kenneth Moore

early 17th century Goto Teijo (Japanese): Koto

Altered States

by Nadine Orenstein

1653 Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses

Dream Logic

by Joseph Scheier-Dolberg

Qing dynasty, ca. 1695 Shitao (Chinese): Returning Home
1700 A.D.


by Wolfram Koeppe

probably shortly before 1704 Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673–1729) [Russian, Saint Petersburg]


by Bradley Strauchen-Scherer

1720 Bartolomeo Cristofori (Italian): Grand Piano


by Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide

ca. 1761–63 Jean-François Oeben (French): Mechanical Table


by Perrin Stein

1787 Jacques-Louis David (French): Study for The Lictors Bringing Brutus the Bodies of his Sons

Be Prepared

by Constance McPhee

ca. 1799–1800 William Blake (British): The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins


by Maryam Ekhtiar

late 17th–early 18th century Goa Stone and Gold Case [India, Goa]

winners and losers

by Xavier Salomon

1729 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian): The Triumph of Marius

Morning Catch

by Jeff Munger

1752–53 Vincennes Manufactory (French): Covered Broth Bowl and Stand (écuelle ronde et plateau rond)


by Femke Speelberg

1771, 1764 Ennemond Alexandre Petitot (French): Mascarade à la Grecque; Suite des Vases; and [Cheminées]


by Carrie Rebora Barratt

1789 John Trumbull (American): The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
1800 A.D.

Paris - New York

by Peter Kenny

1817 Charles-Honoré Lannuier (American): Card table

Freeze Frame

by Thayer Tolles

1850 Frederic Remington (American): The Old Dragoons of 1850 (07.77)


by Malcolm Daniel

probably 1856 Roger Fenton (English): [Landscape with Clouds]


by Jim Draper

1872 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French): Le Trait d'Union

Over the Top

by Beth Wees

1893–95 Designed by Paulding Farnham (American); Manufactured by Tiffany & Co.: The Adams Vase

Motion Picture

by Asher Miller

1846 Eugéne Delacroix (French): The Abduction of Rebecca

Looming Change

by Melinda Watt

ca. 1849 Deneirouse and Boisglavy (French): Shawl

In the Void

by Betsy Kornhauser

1862 Sanford Robinson Gifford (American): A Gorge in the Mountains (Kauterskill Clove)


by Cora Michael

ca. 1878–80 Edgar Degas (French): Little Girl Practicing at the Bar

Prime of Life

by Alisa LaGamma

19th–early 20th century Seated Female Figure from a Reliquary [Fang peoples; Gabon or Equatorial Guinea]
1900 A.D.

Sea Change

by Barbara Weinberg

1895; reworked by 1901 Winslow Homer (American): Northeaster

Dedicated to Myself

by Doug Eklund

1916–17 Dan Rochford (American): Girls I Have Known

French Dressing

by Harold Koda

1919 Paul Poiret (French): Paris


by Morrison Heckscher

1902 Richard Morris Hunt (American): The Great Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

ca. 1904 Louis Comfort Tiffany (American): Hair Ornament

Modern Living

by Amelia Peck

1912–15 Frank Lloyd Wright (American): Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota


by Sabine Rewald

1922 Otto Dix (German): The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden

String Theory

by Jayson Kerr Dobney

1937 Hermann Hauser (German): Guitar


by Marla Prather

1941 Alexander Calder (American): Mobile

Deciphering the Flowers

by Sheena Wagstaff

1944 Arshile Gorky (American (born Armenia): Water of the Flowery Mill

Reading Matisse

by Rebecca Rabinow

1947 Henri Matisse (French): The illustrated book, "Jazz"

Below the Surface

by Ian Alteveer

1955 Jasper Johns (American): White Flag

Playing from Memory

by Eric Kjellgren

mid to late 1960s Slit Gong (Atingting kon) [Tin Mweleun; Vanuatu, Ambrym Island]


by Mia Fineman

1992 Adam Fuss (English): Love


by John Carpenter

2011 Kohei Nawa (Japanese): PixCell-Deer#24


by Jeff Rosenheim

1938–1941 Walker Evans (American): [Subway Passengers, New York City]

Blazing Saddle

by Donald La Rocca

ca. 1942–46 Saddle (gser sga) [Tibetan, Derge]


by Jan Glier Reeder

1946 Charles James (American, born Great Britain): Evening dress


by Nicholas Cullinan

1950 Jackson Pollock (American): Number 28, 1950 (2006.32.51)


by Samantha Rippner

1963 Robert Rauschenberg (American): Accident

Extreme Fashion

by Andrew Bolton

1999 Alexander McQueen (British): No. 13 [Collection]