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Portable Arts
The Portable Arts section encompasses furnishings, manuscripts, metalwork, and the like from the 6th Century to the 20th Century. The section is divided into two main subsections: 500 through 1000 A.D. and 1000 through 1900 A.D. Each of these is then divided alphabetically by medium according to the list of media below. Each medium is then organized alphabetically by country or culture, then chronologically by century, then alphabetically by medium subcategory (brass rubbings, liturgical vessels, reliquaries, seals, etc.), then alphabetically by artists (if known).

Divided into 500 - 1000 AD and 1000 - 1900 AD

  Then Alphabetically by MEDIUM

    Then Alphabetically by COUNTRY or CULTURE

      Then Chronologically by CENTURY

        Then Alphabetically by MEDIUM SUBCATEGORY

          Then Alphabetically by ARTIST (if known)

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The media represented in this section are organized in the following order:
  • Ceramics
  • Enamel
  • Furnishings
  • Glass
  • Ivory
  • Manuscripts
  • Metalwork
  • Textiles

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