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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.

The Assumption of the Virgin
Sestertius of C. Caesar Augustus Germanicus ("Caligula"), Emperor of Rome from Rome
Homage to the Square: Dense-Soft
Anonymous, San Francisco
Revolving Control
Coin of Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome from Halicarnassus
Rhythm Pounder in the Shape of a Female Figure (Doogele or Poro Piibele)
Ear Ornament
Comfort Starr Mygatt (1763–1823) and Lucy Mygatt (1794–1885)