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Design

Tray of Jeweled Daggers | Turkish | The Met

This opulent array of daggers belongs to a large group of flamboyant gem-studded weapons that were probably made in Istanbul in the waning years of …

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Zhao Zhiqian | Peony | China | Qing dynasty (1644–1911) | The Met

Zhao Zhiqian focused his commitment to calligraphic brushwork upon the genre of flower painting. Such images, with their sumptuous colors and …

China

Pat Steir | Sixteen Waterfalls of Dreams, Memories, and Sentiment | The Met

In the 1980s Steir developed a technique that involved applying paint exclusively by dripping and flinging it onto the canvas. Despite the freedom of …

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Inscribed by Sanemitsu | Pair of Stirrups (Abumi) | Japanese, Kashu | The Met

The form of these luxurious stirrups is known traditionally as <i>hato mune</i> (pigeon breast). They are completely covered with finely inlaid silver …

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Stirrup | Mexican | The Met

This heavy iron cross-form stirrup is decorated in low relief with vegetal scrolls inhabited by lions, dogs and birds, motifs possibly inspired by …

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Pair of Stirrups | Peruvian | The Met

These slipper stirrups, cast in bronze, mimic in metal the shape of a leather boot. They are decorated with vegetal scrolls inspired by European …

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From the Best Vermeers Ever to Trump’s Bogus Renoir: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Art World<p>Catch up on the week's art news—fast.<p>,<p>Another week, another avalanche of art news. How to make sense of it all? Here, artnet News’s …

Art

Doorjamb from a Temple of Ramesses II | New Kingdom, Ramesside | The Met

These colossal blocks come from a large gateway erected in commemoration of one of Ramesses II's royal jubilees. Two offering scenes are set one …

Ancient History

Kano Tsunenobu | Album of Copies of Chinese Paintings | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Met

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions 1965–1975," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.<p>New York. The …

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Akhenaten Sacrificing a Duck | New Kingdom, Amarna Period | The Met

The pharaoh Akhenaten believed that light was the only divine power in the universe and that the solar disk was the means through which this power …

Ancient History

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) | Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist; upper left, Study for the Right Arm of the Infant Saint John; upper right, Study for Drapery (recto); Study of a Nude Male Figure (verso) | The Met

This delicately rendered sheet focuses on a composition study for the Madonna in the Meadow, a painting in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna …

Art History

Seated Statue of Hatshepsut | New Kingdom | The Met

Hatshepsut, the most successful of several female rulers of ancient Egypt, declared herself king sometime between years 2 and 7 of the reign of her …

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Relief block from a building of Amenemhat I | Middle Kingdom | The Met

Amenemhat I, known to have been by birth from the south of Egypt, may have served as vizier to King Mentuhotep IV and as such may have been …

Ancient History

Bark Cloth Panel (Masi Kesa) | Fijian | The Met

Fijian artists both past and present have created diverse forms of barkcloth, a paperlike textile typically manufactured from the inner bark of the …

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Buddhist Vestment (Kesa) Made from a Noh Costume (Karaori) with Autumn Grasses and Butterflies | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Met

Buddhist vestments were often made from donated garments or textiles. Perhaps ironically, this kesa, once used by an old monk, was probably fashioned …

Japan

In the Style of Kano Eitoku | Women at Chinese Court | Japan | Momoyama period (1573–1615) | The Met

In this painting, a vivacious scene of Chinese court life, the grace of the palace beauties is accentuated by their poses, especially that of the …

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Dive Into the Buddhist Cosmos at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit any yoga studio, wellness center, or trendy home decor store, and you’re bound to find a decorative Buddha seated in a cross-legged lotus …

Buddhism

Three to see: New York

Why are animal mummies the most numerous artefacts from Ancient Egypt? The <b>Brooklyn Museum</b> explores this question through its outstanding collection …

Ancient Egypt

Relief panel | Assyrian | Neo-Assyrian | The Met

This panel from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) depicts a winged supernatural figure. Such figures appear throughout the palace, …

Ancient History

Votive Tablet | China | Tang dynasty (618–907) | The Met

<b>Inscription:</b> On reverse: Xiantongshi yi nian qi yue shi wu ri zaoyin xiang yi zun he yi zi nian ba red xiao fu mu yin jiao zhung sheng xian tongzi fu …

China

You only have 10 more days to check out the surreal art installation on the Met rooftop

As the weather cools down, so does rooftop season in New York.<p>On October 29, the latest of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annually commissioned …

New York City

Jack Whitten Will Have a Major Survey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Next Year

Art World<p>Opening at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the show will place the veteran artist's work 'in conversation with African and Ancient Greek …

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A Brief History of Gold in Art, from Ancient Egyptian Burial Masks to Jeff Koons

From the very earliest human discoveries of gold, thought to have occurred between the 6th and 4th centuries BC, the precious metal was known to be …

Art

Ding Fuzhi | Fruit | China | The Met

With the discovery of oracle-bone scripts at the turn of the twentieth century, painting was stimulated by another wave of influence from …

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Funerary Pagoda with Four Buddhas | China (probably Shandong province) | Northern Qi dynasty (550–577) | The Met

The construction of small, square, pagoda-like shrines appears to have begun in China during the Northern Qi period, and flourished through the Tang …

Archaeology

Rubbing of a Northern Wei Dynasty Procession of Male Donors | China | Northern Wei dynasty (386–534) | The Met

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Pair of Sake Caskets | Japan | Momoyama period (1573–1615) | The Met

Red lacquer utensils were produced in Japan as early as the Heian period (794–1185). During the subsequent Kamakura period (1185–1333), Buddhist …

Japan

Head of a Bodhisattva | China | Northern Wei dynasty (386–534) | The Met

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Heads in Sculpture from the Museum Collection," January 16, 1940–March 3, 1940.<p>National Museum of History, …

China

Emperor Xiaowen and His Court | China | Northern Wei dynasty (386–534) | The Met

Together with a companion piece showing an empress and her attendants (now in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City), this depiction of an …

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