Jug of gold
Height 18 cm; weight 435 grs.
Central Anatolia, probably Alaca Hüyük.
Bust of bronze
Height 24.4; wideth 17.8; thickness 8.1 cm.
4th century A.D. Sasanian.
Polychrome painted dish of glazed pottery
Diameter 25.5 cm
Late 16th or early 17th century
Length 1072 cm; width 41.5 cm.
Ming dynasty. Signed Chu Yun-ming (1460-1526).
The Green Tara. Sculpture of gilt bronze
Height 12 cm.
Ewer of negoro lacquer
Height 37.5 cm.
Momoyama period. Late 16th century.
Three album leaves painted in lacquer colours on paper
Width 17 cm; height 19 cm.
By Shibata ZESHIN (1807-1891).
Height 8.9 cm.
Wooden dance mask
Height 52.0 cm.
Eastern Bapende tribe, western Zaire.
Georg von Békésy's collection of art was bequeathed to the Nobel Foundation in 1972. It is currently divided among several museums in Sweden. The Nobel Foundation published a catalog of selected works from von Békésy's collection -- The Georg von Békésy Collection: Selected Objects from the Collection of George von Békésy Bequeathed to the Nobel Foundation. Edited by Jan Wirgin. Malmo: Allhem, 1974. ISBN 91-7004-0486.