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The profile bust of a young woman is depicted in the well of this dish. The rim features a variety of grotesque ornament, including two winged, serpent-like creatures with human heads, whose tails interlace at the top of the plate. Cornucopias full of fruit appear beneath these creatures, followed by weapons and shields, one of which bears the date 1526. At the bottom appears the head of a cherub supporting a vase of fruit.
Nicola da Urbino
Dish (Tondino) with portrait of a young woman and grotesque decoration
1526
Museum Purchase
1965/2.79
The body of the tankard is decorated with two narrow bands of gilded abstract vegetal ornament around the neck and base, separated by a wider band that features three repoussé medallions alternating with three bosses. Each medallion depicts a standing nude female: one of the nudes appears in an interior holding a dagger to her chest; another holds a sword and a man's head and stands beside a female companion; the third holds an elongated arrow with a blindfolded cupid at her feet. The cast handle consists of a clawed bird's foot grasping a ball at the base, followed by a satyr mask, a bound female nude, and, surmounting the handle, the bust of a warrior. The lid, a later addition, bears a wreath with a series of initials and the date 1639.
German
Tankard with Lid and scenes of Judith, Lucretia, and Venus
1600 – 1639
Museum Purchase
1966/2.18
A composition with a heraldic motif: a rooster standing on top of a helmet with visor and throat guard, below which is a sheld or other carving with a rampant lion. Surrounding on either side is vigorous foliage (acanthus leaves).
Albrecht Dürer
Coat of Arms with the Cock
1498 – 1508
Museum Purchase
1960/2.34
Within an elaborate decorative framework consisting of griffins, birds, dogs, and fantastic half man-half beast creatures is a central panel with the image of a nude woman standing on a column holding a victor's wreath in either hand. Approaching for either side is a man in a quadriga holding a banner; each also holds a line that extends up to the wreath in the woman's hand.
Hans Vries
Ornament Print from a series: 'Grottesco in diversche manieren'
1555 – 1560
Museum Purchase
1960/1.118
A nude woman with long hair flowing down her back grasps a tree branch with her right hand and bends it downward in order to more easily pluck the green fruit dangling at its tip with her left hand. Her white body contrasts starkly with the darker tones of the surrounding landscape. The less conspicuous figure of a serpent with the head of a bearded man coils about the trunk of the tree next to the woman and fixes her with his stare.
Defendente Ferrari
Eve Tempted by the Serpent
1520 – 1525
Museum Purchase
1967/1.38

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Female Head
17th century
Museum Purchase
1948/1.32
This dish features a three part structural division; the boss is almost flat. Around the depressed area is a band of degenerate Gothic [or pseudo-Arabic] script. On the brim are solid lustre painted zig-zags, possibly a late version of gadroons. The empty areas of this pattern are filled with dots and floral motifs. The reverse has repeated circles only.
Moorish (Moorish)
Shallow Dish
16th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.119
A lunette-shaped panel composed of red, blue, white, brownish purple and yellowish brown stained glass joined together by lead cames depicting a seraph. Four leafy fronds, taken from another medieval window, have been inserted here between the seraph's head and shoulders. The panel is the upper half of a roundel originally installed in the west rose window of Reims Cathedral.
French (French (culture or style))
Seraph, half of a medallion from the west rose window of Reims Cathedral
1280 – 1310
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1979/1.161
The front of this handsome oak credenza, or sideboard, is divided into halves by three pilasters. Each half is outfitted with a drawer and a door below. The decorative and functional components are artfully arranged across the front of the piece to form a balanced composition of repeated geometric shapes and harmonious proportions.
Italian
Credenza
1500 – 1530
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.228
Fragment of circular gaming piece carved in elephant ivory in high relief. Standing male figure wearing knee-length robe holds sword in right hand and stabs inverted beast in the chest. Forelegs of beast end in hooves; head of beast characterized by large eye and pronounced nostril. Left arm of figure and rear half of the beast missing. Border contains zigzag pattern with bead motif.
Samson Carver, Pricked-Ivories Workshop, Cologne, Germany
Fragment of a gaming piece with male slaying beast, possibly Hercules and the Erymanthian boar, zigzag pattern with incised circles in border
1145 – 1155
Anonymous Gift
1987/1.262

Baptismal Basin with Lamb of God ('Agnus Dei')
1567 – 1632
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.92
A three-quarter length angel, robustly carved in high relief, emerges from a cloud bank on the curved inner face of the console. The outer face of the console bears a tightly wound vine scroll carved in shallower relief with a bird at its center. The bird grasps the vine with its left leg while stretching back to grasp a cluster of grapes in its beak.
French (French (culture or style))
Console with bird in vine scroll, rinceau, and angel
1150 – 1175
Museum Purchase
1975/1.64
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