September 29th, 2008
1. Detail of jacket with butterflies. Late 19th to early 20th c. China. Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread.
2. Flowers, Butterflies, and Insects. Safavid period, dated 1059, A.H./A.D. 1649–50 Shafi Abbasi (Persian, active 3rd quarter of the 17th century) Iran Ink on paper; 5 x 8 3/4 in.
3. Two Bracelets of Queen Hetepheres I. Giza; Fourth Dynasty, reign of Snefru to early reign of Khufu (ca. 2575–2550 B.C.E.). Silver, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and carnelian; Diam. 3 1/2–3 5/8 in.