Collection Highlights

Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection was founded in 1832. Since that time the collection has grown to number more than 200,000 objects representing Eastern and Western cultures and ranging in date from ancient times to the present. Following are a selection of highlights from each department chosen to reflect the depth and breadth of the collection.

The Ballet Rehearsal
Anthropomorphic Hacha with a Bird Headdress
Portrait of a Bearded Man
Tales of Genji III
Stacks
Electrum hekte
Sphinx
Funeral Mask
Running Gorgon
Gold Crown
Tochil'schik Printsip Mel'kaniia (The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering)
Smiling Figure