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The museum's encyclopaedic collection reflects the richness and diversity of the world's artistic heritage (Egyptian, Greco-Roman, African, Oceanic, Pre-Colombian, Islamic and Asian art, etc.). A large number of these objects are the result of careful acquisitions by F. Cleveland Morgan, the museum's volunteer curator from 1916 to 1962. In early 2012, the World Cultures Collection was completely rearranged.

Archeology and World Cultures
JAPAN
No Mask of Hannya
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
SYRIA
Basin
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
MEXICO, CENTRAL VERACRUZ
Head with a Stern Face
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
ROMAN EMPIRE, MEDITERRANEAN REGION
Jug
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
BURKINA FASO, NORTH OF BOBO-DIOULASSO
Koan Antelope Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
CHINA, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE
Yue Vase
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
MEXICO, VERACRUZ
Seated Old Man
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
JAPAN, GIFU PREFECTURE, MINO
Oribe-style Tea Caddy (chaire)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
MEXICO, CENTRAL VERACRUZ
Smiling Face Figure
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
TURKEY, IZNIK
Plate
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
CAMBODIA
Head of Buddha
Bayon style
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
MEXICO, VERACRUZ, possibly TENENEXPAN
Baby Face Figure
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
IVORY COAST, CENTRAL REGION
Portrait Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
JAPAN, probably ECHIGO PROVINCE
Flower Vase (mimikuchi)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
PERU, SOUTH COAST
Fox Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
EGYPT
Vase with Flamingos
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
GREECE, AEGEAN ISLANDS
Female Idol of "Dhokathismata" Type
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
CHINA, GANSU PROVINCE
Ritual Disc (bi)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
EGYPT
Statue of a Man
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, UELE VALLEY
Mangbetu
Sundi Effigy Vessel
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
BURKINA FASO, NORTH OF BOBO-DIOULASSO
Koan Antelope Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
NIGERIA, SOUTHEASTERN REGION
Mmwo Female Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
GABON, NGOUNIÉ RIVER REGION
Mask of the Okouyi Society
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, LOWER SEPIK RIVER, COASTAL REGION
Mask with Human Face and Bird's Beak
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
IRIAN JAYA, LAKE SENTANI
Bark Cloth (tapa)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
CHINA, ZHEJIANG OR JIANGSU PROVINCE
Alcove Bed
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
IVORY COAST, CENTRAL REGION
Portrait Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
IVORY COAST, MAN REGION
Deangle Ceremonial Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, RIGHT BANK OF THE CONGO RIVER
Buti Male Figure
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Fan (tahi'i)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
Nin'ami Dohachi
Kinrande-style Tea Bowl (chawan)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
Eiraku Hozen
Sake Cup
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
Eiraku Hozen
Kinrande-style Bowl
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
Kojima, Seibei (Shikkosai)
Tea Caddy (o-natsume)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
JAPAN
Incense Box (kogo)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
NIGERIA, SOUTHWESTERN REGION
Ibeji Figurines
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, KASAI REGION
Mwana pwo Dance Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Phuungu Male Figure
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, MIDDLE SEPIK RIVER
Gable Mask
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, NEW IRELAND
Crested Helmet Mask (tatanua)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Hair Ornament (ivi po'o)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
EASTER ISLAND
Lizard
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
IVORY COAST, NORTHERN REGION
Pulley
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Royal Necklace (lei niho palaoa)
Detail
Archeology and World Cultures
NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND
Ceremonial Funnel (korere)
Detail