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    About The Met Around the World

The Met Around the World presents the Met’s work via the global scope of its collections and as it extends across the nation and the world through a variety of domestic and international initiatives and programs, including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.

Traveling
Exhibitions

The Met organizes large and small exhibitions that travel beyond the Museum's walls, extending our scholarship to institutions across the world. See our international exhibition program from 2009 to the present.

Traveling
Works of Art

The Met lends works of art to exhibitions and institutions worldwide to expose its collection to the broadest possible audience. See our current international loans program.

Conservation
Projects

The preservation of works of art is a fundamental part of the Met's mission. Our work in this area includes treating works of art from other international collections, and advising on conservation projects and practices globally. See our international conservation program from 2009 to the present.

Excavations

The Met has conducted excavations for over 100 years in direct partnership with source countries at some of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Today we continue this tradition in order to gain greater understanding of our ancient collections. See our international excavation program from the Met's founding to the present.

Fellows

The Met hosts international students, scholars, and museum professionals so that they can learn from our staff and pursue independent research in the context of the Met's exceptional resources and facilities. See the activities of our current national and international fellows.

Exchanges & Collaborations

The Met's international work takes many forms, from participation in exchange programs at partnering institutions and worldwide symposia to advising on a range of museum issues. These activities contribute to our commitment to advancing the work of the larger, global community of art museums. See our international exchange program and other collaborations from 2009 to the present.

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Current Traveling Works of Art
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Les Atouts du Hassard: Jeux de la Babylone antique a l'Occident Medieval

Musée National du Moyen Âge, Paris

France

November 18, 2012–March 18, 2013

  • Game of Hounds and Jackals

    ca. 1814–1805 B.C.

    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb of Reniseneb (CC 25), at bottom of shaft, Carnarvon/Carter 1910

    Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1287)

  • Terracotta pyxis (box)

    ca. 425–400 B.C.

    Greek, Attic

    Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.119a,b)

  • Game Box Inscribed for Taia and His Family

    ca. 1550–1295 B.C.

    Egypt

    Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.182.72a,b)

  • Game Piece with Hercules Throwing Diomedes to His Man-Eating Horses

    ca. 1150

    German

    Rogers Fund, 1916 (16.106)

  • Game Piece with Samson Slaying the Philistines with the Jawbone of an Ass

    1140–50

    German

    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.141)

  • Chess Piece in the Form of Knight

    ca. 1250

    English

    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.231)

  • Game Piece with Hercules Slaying the Three-Headed Geryon

    ca. 1150

    German

    The Cloisters Collection, 1970 (1970.324.4)

  • Painted Box for Game Pieces

    ca. 1300

    German

    Purchase, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1976 (1976.327)

  • Playing Card with a King (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–85

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.1)

  • Playing Card with a King (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.14)

  • Playing Card, with Three Tethers (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.24)

  • Playing Card with Two Tethers (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.25)

  • Playing Card with One Tether (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.26)

  • Playing Card with a Queen (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.28)

  • Playing Card with Three Dog Collars (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.37)

  • Playing Card with Two Dog Collars (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.38)

  • Playing Card with a Knave (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.42)

  • Playing Card with Ten Gaming Nooses (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.43)

  • Playing Card with Nine Gaming Nooses (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.44)

  • Playing Card with Six Hunting Horns (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.8)

  • Playing Card with Five Hunting Horns (from a set of fifty-two playing cards)

    ca. 1470–80

    South Netherlandish

    The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.9)

  • Group of eight glass astragali (knucklebones)

    ca. 1st–2nd century A.D.

    Roman

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Rosen, 1992 (1992.266.3-.10)

  • Small wooden game board on legs

    ca. 2030–1640 B.C.

    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Nespekashuty (TT 312, MMA 509), MMA 1922-1923

    Rogers Fund, 1926 (26.3.154)

  • Head of a Leopard with the Name of Hatshepsut

    ca. 1479–1458 B.C.

    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes

    Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1452)

  • Queen Nefertari Playing Senet, Tomb of Nefertari

    ca. 1279–1213 B.C.

    Nina de Garis Davies

    Rogers Fund, 1930 (30.4.145)

  • Turtle as a Votive Mehen Game

    ca. 3100–2649 B.C.

    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes

    Gift of Alice Hampshire Silver, 1961 (61.33)

  • Game piece in the shape of a baboon

    332–30 B.C.

    Egypt

    Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966 (66.99.75)

  • Game piece in the shape of a baboon

    332–30 B.C.

    Egypt

    Ludlow Bull Fund, 1968 (68.3)

 
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