Inspiration for the Exhibition
Samson and Lion Aquamanile
Samson and Lion Aquamanile, Northern German, Medieval (Gothic), late 13th–early 14th century. Leaded latten. Benjamin Shelton Fund.
Foot Scraper, about 1890–1900. Wrought iron. Gift of Maxim Karolik.
Three Sisters of the Copeland Family
William Matthew Prior, Three Sisters of the Copeland Family, 1854. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865.
Turtle-shaped vessel, Korean, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. White porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and incised decoration. Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection.
Dragon, German, about 1730. Hard-paste porcelain. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, Frank B. Bemis Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Frederick L. Jack Fund.
Pair of boots
Pair of boots, Chinese, Liao dynasty, early 11th century. Parcel gilt silver with engraved design of phoenixes and auspicious clouds. Charles Bain Hoyt Fund.
Man on Horseback
Artist Unidentified, Man on horseback, African, Igbo peoples, Nigeria, 20th century, 1950–2000. Wood, pigment. Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart.
Scale-model for Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial
Walker Hancock, Scale-model for Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial, 1949–52. Painted plaster with mixed media armature. Bequest of Walker Hancock. Reproduced with permission.
Wendy Jacob, Explorers Club, 2011 (detail). Digital photographs. Courtesy of the Artist.