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Ellenor M. Alcorn, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses how in England, as in Europe, a rich display of silver was essential to the expression of power. Discover how English sovereigns from Elizabeth I to George III and their courtiers competed culturally on the international stage, commissioning silver and other luxury goods to establish their stature. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition British Silver: The Wealth of a Nation, on view May 15, 2012–January 20, 2013.
Recorded October 12, 2012
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The Ascension from a set of The Passion
Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples from a set of The Passion
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possibly from the Convent of Masevaux, near Mulhouse ; possibly in the collection of Schneider , a cathedral cleric in Mulhouse ; Müller-Schirmer (1895) ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1911; to MMA)
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