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In conjunction with the exhibition Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf (on view October 9, 2012, through February 24, 2013), Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf discuss their collecting practices and connection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the first few pieces that grew into a large collection of traditional Turkmen jewelry, the couple's appreciation for the jewelry has followed them for decades and allowed them to develop unique insights into the practice of collecting.
The exhibition is made possible by the Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
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The subject of this painting is the Sang-i Dalan palace complex at Motijhil, built in 1743. The artist was probably Sita Ram, an accomplished Bengali painter who accompanied Francis Rawdon (later first marquess of Hastings; governor-general of Bengal) on his tours of northern India between 1814 and 1823. Like the other works made for Hastings, this painting no doubt captures what the traveling party saw, but the painting evokes a timeless mood rather than a fleeting moment from a trip—an impression that is further emphasized by the artist’s decision to depict the Motijhil site from behind, excluding the main palace and emphasizing the remaining buildings’ state of decay.
Probably Francis Rawdon, 2nd Earl of Moira, later 1st Marquess of Hastings, governor-general of Bengal; Private collection, England; Dr. William K. Ehrenfeld, San Francisco(in 1998); [ Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd., until 2002; sold to MMA]
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