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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART JOURNAL | VOLUME 58

"A Byzantine Censer and the 'Flaming Womb' of the Virgin"

Freeman, Evan
2023
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The Metropolitan Museum Journal is issued annually and publishes original research on works of art in the Museum’s collection. Highlights of volume 58 include an investigation of how boldly colored orange glass and enamels were produced at Qing imperial workshops; a rare portrait of Joanna de Silva, an Indian servant, by British artist William Wood in 1792; and the extraordinary discovery of a hoard of German silver cups and tankards hidden for more than two hundred years.

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Censer Handle with Virgin Orant, Cast copper alloy, Byzantine
13th–14th century

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Freeman, Evan. "A Byzantine Censer and the 'Flaming Womb' of the Virgin": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 58 (2023). University of Chicago Press: Chicago. 2023.