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This large bronze faucet features a peacock spigot and a lion-headed spout.
Iranian (Iranian)
Faucet with Peacock Spigot and Lion-Headed Spout
12th century
Museum Purchase
A bronze, multi-colored work that has two triangles that form an entrance way on one side.
Bruce Beasley
Offspring II
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew
bronze mirrorr with two columns of auspicious inscriptions for career promotion and healthy offsprings in eight characters separated by the central knob, which is, in turn, surrounded by stylized mystical animal motif on both side.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror with animal motifs and eight-character inscription
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
A geometric sculpture with protruding cones across the surface.
William Tarr (American (North American))
Study for Gates of the Six Million
1975 – 1985
Bequest of Gertrude Kasle
Bronze mirror with one side polished flat, and the other side decorated with mystical animals for cardinal orientation and twelve zodiac animals.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror, "Animal cycle type" (Ssu-ling shih-er hsiao: 4 spirits and 12 zodiacs)
7th century
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
A bronze sculpture depicting a man with his mouth open.
Diana Williams
Closeup of "Gates of Hell, Rodin, Paris"
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Lobi (Lobi)
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase
Thinnly cast mirror with narrow rim and bridge-shaped knob, back decorated with interlaces of serpentine and angular meaders, front side polished flat
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror with serpentine interlaces and angular meanders
9701 BCE
Museum Purchase
A small crowd of figures gathers around the body of a dead man and a fainting woman in the center of this bronze panel. The dead man's body and the two men holding his burial shroud appear in the foreground, while the fainting woman and the three women and the man who support her are positioned immediately above and behind them. Another woman with loose, flowing hair leans forward to kiss the left hand of the dead man, uniting the two parts of this central group. Four other male figures, rendered in slightly smaller scale and lower relief, look on from the sides. Three crosses provide the backdrop to the drama. The central cross is empty, yet two twisting nude males are suspended from the crosses on either side.
Guglielmo della Porta
The Deposition of Christ
1559 – 1569
Museum Purchase
ceremonial bronze ge dagger-axe, with pointed blade on one end and zoomorphic tang of stylized bird motif on the other.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ge (ceremonial dagger-axe)
8700 BCE
Gift in memory of John Carnig Husisian
A bronze figure of a girl. The bottom half is a bell shaped skirt white the top half is of a girl wearing a hat that ends at her shoulders.
Manolo Valdes
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew

Mangbetu (Mangbetu)
1900 – 1985
Museum purchase made possible by the Betty J. Lockett Memorial Fund