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In the Presence of Kings: Royal Treasures from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the Presence of Kings: Royal Treasures from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nickel, Helmut
44 pages
32 illustrations
7.5 x 9.5 in
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Helmut Nickel

God Horus Protecting King Nectanebo II, Meta-Greywacke
360–343 B.C.
Senwosret III as a Sphinx, Gneiss
ca. 1878–1840 B.C.
Broad Collar, Gold, carnelian, obsidian, glass
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Head of a king, Silver, mercury gilding, Sasanian
ca. 4th century
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a fantastic leonine creature, Gold, Achaemenid
ca. 5th century BCE
Figure of a man with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin, Ivory, Assyrian
ca. 8th century BCE
Head of a ruler, Copper alloy
ca. 2300–2000 BCE
Terracotta volute-krater (vase for mixing wine and water), Capodimonte Painter, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Capodimonte Painter
ca. 320–310 BCE
Tomb Effigy Bust of Marie de France (1327-41), daughter of Charles IV of France and Jeanne d'Evreux, Jean de Liège  Franco-Netherlandish, Marble with lead inlays, French
Jean de Liège
ca. 1381
The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, Queen of France, Jean Pucelle  French, Grisaille, tempera, and ink on vellum, French
Jean Pucelle
ca. 1324–28
Panel with an Ivory Crucifixion Scene, Silver-gilt with pseudo-filigree, glass & stone cabochons, cloisonné enamel, elephant ivory with traces of gilding on pine support, Spanish
late 11th century
Courtiers in a Rose Garden: A Lady and Two Gentlemen, Wool warp; wool, silk, metallic weft yarns, South Netherlandish
South Netherlandish
ca. 1440–50
Reliquary Shrine, Jean de Touyl  French, Gilded silver, translucent enamel, paint, French
Jean de Touyl
ca. 1325–50
Double Virginal, Hans Ruckers the Elder  Flemish, Pine, beech, poplar, mahogany, paint, gesso, metal, parchment, brass, Flemish
Hans Ruckers the Elder
Burgonet, Filippo Negroli  Italian, Steel, gold, textile, Italian, Milan
Filippo Negroli
dated 1543
Shield of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59), Steel, gold, silver, French
ca. 1555
Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), 
Third Earl of Cumberland, Jacob Halder  British, Steel, gold, leather, textile, British, Greenwich
Jacob Halder
Louis XV (1710–1774), King of France, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Younger  French, White marble, French, Paris
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Younger
Mme de Pompadour
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire), Jean Henri Riesener  French, Oak veneered with ebony and 17th-century Japanese lacquer; interiors veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top; velvet (not original), French, Paris
Jean Henri Riesener
Celestial globe with clockwork, Gerhard Emmoser  German, Case: partially gilded silver, gilded brass; movement: brass, steel, Austrian, Vienna
Gerhard Emmoser
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