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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 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.

Melencolia I
Head of a Royal Woman, possibly Lady K'abal Xook of Yaxchilan
Head of Xochipilli-Macuilxochitl, God of Pleasure, Games and Music
Allover (Gloria Estefan, Queen and Others)
The Sentinel Rock, 3270ft.
Aureus of Hadrian for Diva Sabina
Stater of Caria
Sultan Tughril III, from a Manuscript of Hafiz-i Abru’s Majma’ al-tawarikh
Scutum (Shield)
Number 13A: Arabesque
Hunter on Horseback