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Lion Relief from the Processional Way
This brightly colored relief—along with 120 similar lions and other animals, real and fantastic—once lined the Processional Way running from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon’s main entrance.
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The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
The Yale University Art Gallery is home to John Trumbull’s “The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776,” a painting the artist worked on for more than three decades.
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Le café de nuit (The Night Café)
The Yale University Art Gallery is home to Vincent van Gogh's painting of Café de l’Alcazar, where he took his meals.
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Pen used to sign the Emancipation Proclamation
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library houses the gold pen used by Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.
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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

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