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Collection Highlights

Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection was founded in 1832. Since that time, the collection has grown to number more than 250,000 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.

Bowl with a Monkey Scribe and K'awiil, God of Lightning
Saint Anthony Abbot Tormented by Demons
White Cockatoo
Black-Figure Amphora; A: Birth of Athena; B: Frontal Chariot
Saint Martin of Tours Dividing His Cloak with a Beggar
Mrs. Isaac Smith (née Elizabeth Storer, 1726–1786)
Bildnis Holger Friedrich (Portrait of Holger Friedrich)
Mains tenant le vide (Hands Holding the Void)
Melencolia I
Shrine to the God Mithras (Mithraeum)