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100 Highlights
of the MFAH
Take a tour through some of the most significant objects in the MFAH collections. On these pages, you can browse 100 highlights from collections throughout the institution. Then visit the Museum in person to discover your own favorites.
 
GEORGE JEANCLOS
Kamakura
1995
Earthenware
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY, Manufactured by TIFFANY STUDIOS
A Wooded Landscape in Three Panels
c. 1905
Glass, copper-foil, and lead
CHARLES RICHARD MEADE, HENRY WILLIAM MATTHEW MEADE
Samuel Houston
1851
Daguerreotype
SANDRO BOTTICELLI
The Adoration of the Christ Child
c. 1500
Oil on panel
Sarcophagus Depicting a Battle between Soldiers and Amazons (Warrior Women)
140–170 AD
Marble
FORREST BESS
Untitled 11A
1958
Oil on canvas
Amida
1472
Carved wood with traces of polychrome
ALBERT BIERSTADT
Indians Spear Fishing
1862
Oil on canvas
CARL WILHELM KOLBE
I Too Was in Arcadia (Auch ich war in Arkadien)
1801
Etching
Necklace
c. 1890
Gold, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds
ALBRECHT DÜRER
Saint Eustace
c. 1500–1501
Engraving
JAN VAN HUYSUM
Still Life of Flowers and Fruit
c. 1715
Oil on wood
Plaque with Koimesis
10th century
Ivory
Amphora with Scene from the Iliad
c. 520 BC
Ceramic
ANTONIO BERNI
Juanito va a la ciudad (Juanito Goes to the City)
1963
Wood, paint, industrial trash, cardboard, scrap metal, and fabric assemblage on board
Avalokitesvara
557–618
Carved limestone
ARSHILE GORKY
Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia
c. 1933–34
Oil on canvas mounted onto panel
High Chest of Drawers
1730–60
Paint, gesso, gold leaf, eastern white pine, soft maple, and brass
Disk Pectoral with Sun Deity
300-1550
Gold
Sio Shalako Kachina
1910–40
Wood, paint, feathers, horse hair, leather thongs, string, and thread