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Jules Pascin (American (North American))
Judgement of Solomon
1885 – 1930
Gift of Alice Berle Crawford
1998/2.9

Il Sermoneta (Girolamo Siciolante)
Madonna Enthroned
16th century
Museum Purchase
1963/2.38

Félix Bracquemond
Art and Nature
1865
Museum Purchase
1969/2.31
This  stool features an elegantly carved standing female caryatid supporting the seat. It exhibits the characteristic hallmarks of a Southern Hemba style, which in turn was strongly influenced by the neighboring Luba. These traits include the broad, rounded forms of the sculpture, the disproportionately large head, the ovoid face with a subdued expression, a wide convex forehead, the brow ridge defined in relief, half-closed eyes, the elongated nose, the narrow mouth with clenched lips, the protruding abdomen with a pointed umbilicus, scarification patterns on the torso, and a multitude of sculpted bracelets upon both wrists.  Also emblematic of Southern Hemba sculptural forms is the elaborate pulled-back chignon hairstyle (<em>kibanda</em>), which forms a cruciform motif in the rear.  The figure also possesses conical breasts, short squat legs, and flat feet. The tips of the figure’s fingers symbolically carry the circular seat.
Hemba (Hemba (culture or style))
Chief's Stool
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.224
A page from a manuscript depicting a woman, kneeling to be crowned, while a standing man blesses her. She is surrounded by a court of angels in an architectural setting in the clouds.
Coronation of the Virgin
1508
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2013/2.558

Balinese
Scene from the Ramayana (?)
1900 – 1949
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
1991/2.31
At the right of the print, there is a line drawing of a figure seated in a large tufted chair, holding a scepter. There is a crown floating above the figure and there are stars above that. To the lower left, there is a simple drawing of a figure and a sailboat in a landscape.There is a collaged image of a lion at the center below a green tufted chair. To the right of the chair, between it and the large seated figure, is a small landscape with a figure and a cord with a plug at the end, connected to the chair. To the left at the center, there is a monogram of the artist and date. The print is signed (l.r.) and numbered (l.l.) in pencil. 
Salvador Dali (Spanish (culture or style))
Fauteuil à sespirer pneumatique
1975
Anonymous Gift
1981/2.110.5

Albrecht Altdorfer
Maxmilian and the Knights of St. George Vowing a Crusade against the Turks
1480 – 1538
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1960/1.167
A man seated on a throne under a canopy on the right looks toward a group of standing figures on the left. A group of soldiers in helmets and armor and spears surround a tall bearded man who stands looking at the seated official. In the distance is a view of a town in a landscape and at the feet of the seated man is a dog.  The print is signed in the block "AD" on the lower left of the recto.
Albrecht Dürer
Christ before Caiphas from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
1509 – 1511
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson
2011/2.56
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