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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART JOURNAL | VOLUME 56

"Aztecs in the Empire City: 'The People without History' in The Met"

Pillsbury, Joanne
2021
20 pages
13 illustrations
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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 56 include an investigation into the politics that governed dispersal of a pair of Sèvres elephant-head vases during the French Revolution, a consideration of imagery used in a rare seventeenth-century Ethiopian prayer book, and a critique of the Museum’s early collecting of ancient art of the Americas.

Fragmentary Relief, Stone, Maya
Maya
9th–10th century
Eagle Relief, Andesite/dacite, paint, Toltec
Toltec
10th–13th century
Kneeling Female Figure, Stone, pigment, Aztec
Aztec
15th–early 16th century
Beaker with faces, snakes, and pumas, Inca artist(s), Gold, Chimú
1400–1535 CE
Standard Bearer, Sandstone, laminated, Aztec
Aztec
15th–early 16th century

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Metropolitan Museum Journal 56. 2021. Chicago, IL, New York, NY: University of Chicago Press ; Metropolitan Museum of Art.