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A list of all the works which Sister Wendy features in the program on The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer
Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn, Dutch (1606-1669)
Oil on canvas
56 1/2 x 53 3/4 in. (143.5 x 136.5 cm)
Purchased with special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the Museum
Acquired in 1961

The Temple of Dendur
Egyptian; Nubia, Dendur
c. 15 B.C.; Roman period
Length from gate to rear of temple 82 ft. (24 m 60 cm)
Given to the United States by Egypt in 1965, awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967
Acquired in 1967

Fragmentary Head of a Queen
1352-1336 B.C.
18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten; Egyptian, New Kingdom
Yellow jasper
Height 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift
Acquired in 1926

Kouros (Statue of a Youth)
Archaic Greek, Attic
c. 590-580 B.C.
Naxian marble
Height without plinth 76 in. (193 cm)
Fletcher Fund
Acquired in 1932

Grave Stele of a youth and a little girl with a finial in the form of a sphinx
Archaic Greek, Attic
c. 530 B.C.
Pentelic marble
13 ft. 11 in. (4.2 meters)
Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911, Rogers Fund, 1921, Munsey Funds, 1936, 1938, and Anonymous Gift, 1951

Tughra (calligraphic emblem) of Suleyman the Magnificent, Sultan of Turkey, from an imperial edict
Turkish, Istanbul
Mid-16th century, Ottoman period
Gouache and gold leaf on paper
20 1/2 x 25 3/8 in. (52.1 x 64.5 cm)
Rogers Fund
Acquired in 1938

c. 1354
Composite body, glazes, sawed to shape, and assembled in mosaic
11 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. (3.4 x 2.9 meters)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund
Acquired in 1939

Page from the Koran, in Maghribi script
North African, Islamic
c. 1300
Ink, colors, and gold on parchment
21 x 22 in. (53.3 x 55.9 cm)
Rogers Fund
Acquired in 1942

Jean Antoine Watteau, French (1684-1721)
Oil on canvas
21 3/4 x 17 in. (55.2 x 43.2 cm)
Munsey Fund
Acquired in 1934

Columbine (Commedia Del 'Arte Figure)
Franz Anton Bustelli, German (1723-1763)
c. 1757
For Nymphenburg porcelain factory, Germany
Hard-paste porcelain
Height: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson
Acquired in 1950

Donna Martina, Pantaloon, and Lucinda (Commedia Del 'Arte Figures)
Franz Anton Bustelli, German (1723-1763)
c. 1760
For Nymphenburg porcelain factory, Germany
Hard-paste porcelain
Height: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm), 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm), and 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm) respectively
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer
Acquired in 1973

Harlequin and Columbine (Commedia Del 'Arte Figures)
Franz Anton Bustelli, German (1723-1763)
c. 1760
For Nymphenburg porcelain factory, Germany
Hard-paste porcelain
Height: 8 in. (20.3 cm), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer
Acquired in 1973

The Rape of Persephone
Gaspero Bruschi, Italian (c. 1701-1780)
c. 1750
For Doccia porcelain factory, Florence, Italy, after a model by Giovanni Battista Foggini, Italian (1652-1725)
Hard-paste porcelain
Height: 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm)
Purchase, gift of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange
Acquired in 1997

Ugolino and His Sons
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French (1827-1875)
Saint-Béat marble
Height: 77 in. (195.6 cm)
Purchase, the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, Inc., and the Charles Ulrich and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc., gifts
Acquired in 1967

Bis Poles
Asmat people; Oceanic, Irian Jaya (New Guinea), between the Asewetsj and Siretsj rivers
20th century
Wood, lime, charcoal, ocher, and fiber
18 ft. (548.6 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection
Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller
Acquired in 1979

The Mountain
Balthus, French (1908- )
Oil on canvas
98 x 144 in. (248.9 x 365.8 cm)
Purchase, Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold and Nathan Cummings, Rogers Fund and the Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Fund, by exchange, and the Harris Brisbane Dick Fund
Acquired in 1982

Aquamanile: Aristotle and Phyllis
French, Meuse Valley
c. 1400
Mosan metalwork, bronze
Height: 13 1/4 in. (33.5 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection
Acquired in 1975

Triptych with the Annunciation
Robert Campin, Netherlandish (c. 1373-1444)
c. 1425
Oil on wood
Central panel 25 1/4 x 24 7/8 in. (64.1 x 63.2 cm), each wing 25 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (64.5 x 27.3 cm)
The Cloisters Collection
Acquired in 1956

The Cloisters Cross
English, probably made in Bury St. Edmunds
12th century
Walrus ivory with traces of polychromy
22 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. (57.5 x 36.2 cm)
The Cloisters Collection
Acquired in 1963

Juan de Pareja
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Spanish (1599-1660)
c. 1650
Oil on canvas
32 x 27 1/2 in. (81.3 x 69.9 cm)
Fletcher Fund, Rogers Fund, and Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), by exchange, supplemented by gifts from friends of the Museum
Acquired in 1971

Royal Statuary of Hatshepsut
18th dynasty
Egyptian, Thebes
Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Metropolitan Museum of Art Excavations
Acquired in 1998

Young Woman Drawing
Marie-Denise Villers, French (1774-1821)
Oil on canvas
63 1/2 x 50 5/8 in. (161.3 x 128.6 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher
Acquired in 1917

The Horse Fair
Rosa Bonheur, French (1822-1899)
Oil on canvas
96 1/4 x 199 1/2 in. (244.5 x 506.7 cm)
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Acquired in 1887

The Harvesters
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish (c. 1530-1569)
Oil on wood
46 1/2 x 63 1/4 in. (118 x 160.7 cm)
Rogers Fund
Acquired in 1919

Head of a Dignitary
c. 2000 B.C.
Arsenical copper
Height: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Rogers Fund
Acquired in 1947

The Allegory of Faith
Johannes Vermeer, Dutch (1632-1675)
c. 1670
Oil on canvas
45 x 35 in. (114.3 x 88.9 cm)
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam
Acquired in 1931

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