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Walt Whitman eyeglasses
Yale's Walt Whitman Collection includes these eyeglasses, housed in a box that includes a note from Mary O. Davis, to J. H. Johnston dated March 26, 1895.
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Walt Whitman eyeglasses.
Animal bell, 1500-1700 BCE
The semi-nomadic Lurs crafted bronzes from 1500 to 700 B.C.E. When a warrior and his horse died together, they were buried with their weapons and equipment, including bells.
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Animal bell, 1500-1700 BCE
Hua gu (Flower Drum)
This Chinese frame drum has painted vellum heads and two suspension rings. It was created in the 20th century by an unknown maker.
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Hua gu (Flower Drum)
Voynich Manuscript
Written in Central Europe in the late 15th or 16th century, the manuscript is still the focus of vigorous debate about its origin, language, and date, as well as its puzzling drawings and undeciphered text.
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Voynich Manuscript
Dort or Dordrecht
Oil on canvas by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1818, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Beauclerk cabinet
This ebony and gold cabinet features 17 rare original drawings by Lady Diana Beauclerc, medallions studded with precious stones, and Horace Walpole's arms and crest.
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The Beauclerk cabinet
1491 Martellus map
Drawn in about 1491, the Martellus map shows how Christopher Columbus would have viewed the world at the time of his first voyage.
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1491 Martellus map
Helmingham herbal & bestiary
Completed circa 1500, the volume includes 95 drawings of flowers and trees and 49 drawings of animals and birds, demonstrating English knowledge of natural history in the Tudor period.
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Helmingham herbal & bestiary
Seated Buddha in Meditation
This third century B.C.E. sculpture exemplifies the image of the Buddha that evolved in Gandhara, a region that covered parts of present-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
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Seated Buddha in Meditation
Dancer in Third Position with Her Right Foot Forward
One of the 150 wax figures found in Edgar Degas's studio upon his death in 1917.
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Dancer in Third Position with Her Right Foot Forward

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