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.

Red-figure Calyx Krater; A: Nike and Poseidon; B: Woman and Old Man
Black-Figure Amphora; A: Birth of Athena; B: Frontal Chariot
Parau Parau (Whispered Words)
Oval Construction
Alabastron with Typhon
Box Lid with a Dragon-Snake (Aso)
Ancestor Head
Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis)
Funerary Effigy (Tau Tau)
Large standing female ballplayer figurine
Cylindrical vessel for cacao
Conch shell with incised designs