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The Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 29 (1994)

"An Egyptian Silver Statuette of the Saite Period—A Technical Study"

Becker, Lawrence, Lisa Pilosi, and Deborah Schorsch
20 pages
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Lawrence Becker

Lawrence Becker was a member of the Museum’s conservation staff from 1980 to 1989. Following tenures at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Worcester Art Museum, he returned to The Met in 2003 as Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of Objects Conservation, a position he held until 2014. Initially focusing on the conservation and study of archaeological sculpture and objects from Egypt, West Asia, and the Greco-Roman world, his interests gradually shifted toward the arts of South, Southeast, and East Asia. Larry received undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University and graduate training in art history and conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Selected publications

Becker, Lawrence, and Christine Kondoleon. The Arts of Antioch: Art Historical and Scientific Approaches to Roman Mosaics and a Catalogue of the Worcester Art Museum Antioch Collection. Worcester, MA: Worcester Art Museum, 2005.

Becker, Lawrence. “Technical Study of Two Northern Wei Altarpieces Dedicated to the Buddha Maitreya.” In Wisdom Embodied, Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Denise Patry Leidy and Donna Strahan, 198–205. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010.

Becker, Lawrence, Donna Strahan, and Ariel O'Connor. “Technical Observations on Casting Technology in First-Millennium Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam.” In Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, by John Guy, 267–71. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014.

Lisa Pilosi

Lisa Pilosi is responsible for the academic and administrative supervision of the Department of Objects Conservation and is the department’s primary liaison with other Museum operations. Prior to assuming this role in July 2014, Lisa was principal conservator for three-dimensional glass objects in the Museum’s collection for 26 years. She served as chair of the ICOM Committee for Conservation (2011–14) and currently serves on the ICOM Disaster Risk Management Committee. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree and certificate in conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Selected publications

Pilosi, Lisa, and Drew Anderson. “The Chariot of Poseidon by Jean Dupas and Jacques-Charles Champigneulle at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Journal of Glass Studies 56 (2014): 219–28.

Pilosi, Lisa, and David Whitehouse. “Early Islamic and Byzantine Silver Stain.” In New Light on Old Glass: Recent Research on Byzantine Mosaics and Glass (British Museum Research Publication 179), edited by Chris Entwistle and Liz James, 329–37. London: British Museum, 2013.

Whitehouse, David, Timothy B. Husband, Lisa Pilosi, Mary B. Shepard, and Mark T. Wypyski. “Glass Finds in the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the 1926 Expedition.” In Monfort, History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Fortress of the Teutonic Order in the Latin East, edited by Adrian J. Boas with the assistance of Rabei G. Khamisy, 176–94. The Medieval Mediterranean 107. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017.

Deborah Salomon

Statuette of a Royal (?)  Woman with the Cartouches of Necho II on her Arms, Silver
610–595 B.C.