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  • Articulated Model of a Dragon

    Slide Notes

    Articulated model of a dragon竜自在置物

    Japanese
    late Edo period–Meiji era
    second half of the 19th century
    Artist Takaishi Shigeyoshi (Japanese)

    Details

    Articulated model of a dragon

    second half of the 19th century

    Takaishi Shigeyoshi, Japanese

    Dimensions

    Length x width: 194.3 x 37.5 x 71.1 cm (76 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 28 in.)

    Medium

    Forged and chiseled iron with gilding; the tongue of copper, the pupils of shakudô

    Classification

    Metalwork

    Accession Number

    63.628

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Model of an Oxcart

    Slide Notes

    Model of an Oxcart

    Chinese
    Tang dynasty
    7th century A.D.

    Details

    Model of an Oxcart

    7th century A.D.

    Dimensions

    Overall: 45.8cm (18 1/16in.)

    Medium

    Glazed and painted earthenware

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware

    Accession Number

    50.1864

    Collections
    Asia
    On View
    Bernat Gallery (Han & Tang China) - 274 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Horse

    Slide Notes

    Horse

    Chinese
    Tang dynasty
    early 8th century A.D.

    Details

    Horse

    early 8th century A.D.

    Dimensions

    59.05 cm (23 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Earthenware with three-color glaze

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware

    Accession Number

    27.2

    Collections
    Asia
    On View
    Bernat Gallery (Han & Tang China) - 274 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Automedon with the Horses of...

    Slide Notes

    Automedon with the Horses of Achilles

    1868
    Henri Regnault (French, 1843–1871)

    Details

    Automedon with the Horses of Achilles

    1868

    Henri Regnault, French, 1843–1871

    Dimensions

    315 x 329 cm (124 x 129 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    90.152

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Beal Gallery (Europ. Art 1800-1870) - 251 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Bed

    Slide Notes

    Bed

    English
    Regency
    about 1800–10

    Details

    Bed

    about 1800–05

    Thomas Hope, 1769–1831

    Dimensions

    Overall: 137.2 x 123.2 x 243.8 cm (54 x 48 1/2 x 96 in.)

    Medium

    Oak and pine veneered with mahogany and painted black, patinated bronze mounts.

    Classification

    Furniture

    Accession Number

    2003.258

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Beal Gallery (Europ. Art 1800-1870) - 251 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia