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"Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1998-1999": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 57, no. 2 (Fall, 1999)

"Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1998–1999"

Adlin, Jane, Joan Aruz, Kevin J. Avery, Carmen C. Bambach, Peter Barnet, Carrie Rebora Barratt, Barbara Drake Boehm, Thomas Campbell, Stefano Carboni, Keith Christiansen, Malcolm Daniel, Joyce Denney, James David Draper, Douglas Eklund, Helen C. Evans, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Maria Morris Hambourg, Seán Hemingway, Timothy B. Husband, Colta Ives, J. Stewart Johnson, Julie Jones, Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, Eric P. Kjellgren, Wolfram, Koeppe, Steven M. Kossak, Alisa LaGamma, Donald J. LaRocca, Clare Le Corbeiller, Denise Patry Leidy, Martin Lerner, Laurence Libin, Walter Liedtke, Charles T. Little, Emily Martin, Joan R. Mertens, Lisa M. Messinger, Kenneth J. Moore, Laura Muir, Miyeko Murase, Nadine M. Orenstein, Diana Craig Patch, Amelia Peck, Carlos A. Picón, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Sabine Rewald, William Rieder, Samantha J. Rippner, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Nan Rosenthal, Perrin Stein, Susan Alyson Stein, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Gary Tinterow, Thayer Tolles, Suzanne G. Valenstein, Clare Vincent, Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, Daniel Walker, and James C. Y. Watt
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Ancient World


Medieval Europe

Renaissance and Baroque Europe

Europe 1700–1900

North America 1700–1900

Twentieth Century

Africa, Oceania, and the Americas


Standing female figure wearing a strap and a necklace, Sandstone, quartzite
3rd millennium BCE
Marble bust of a bearded man, Marble, Roman
ca. 150–175 CE
Pyxis (Cylindrical Container), Stonepaste; luster-painted on incised, opaque white glaze
late 11th–early 12th century
Tile, Tempered earthenware; molded; polychrome glazed within black wax resist outlines (cuerda seca technique); gilded
824 AH/1421 CE
Writing Box with Lattice and Flower Design, Wood; overlaid with dyed wool, stamped silver and gilt-copper plaques
mid-17th century
Coat (Choga), Ground fabric: hand-spun red plain-weave wool (warp and weft); embroidery: silk; facing: ikat silk (warp), cotton (weft); lining: roller-printed Russian cotton
mid-19th century or earlier
Spearhead, Copper alloy, Bronze Age
Bronze Age
1200–800 BCE
Terracotta vase in the form of a phallus, Terracotta, Greek
ca. 550–500 BCE
Cosmetic box in the shape of a composite capital, Glassy Faience
664–300 B.C.
Terracotta amphora (jar), Andokides as potter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic
ca. 540 BCE
Terracotta amphoriskos (flask) in the form of a bird-man, Terracotta, Greek, Attic
Greek, Attic
late 5th century BCE
Sword and Scabbard, Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard, Celtic
ca. 60 BCE
Crossbow Brooch, Gilt copper alloy with niello inlay, Late Roman or Byzantine
Late Roman or Byzantine
second half 4th century CE
Head of a Bearded Man, Limestone, French
ca. 1160–70
Enthroned Virgin and Child, Elephant ivory with traces of paint and gilding, French
ca. 1260–80
Monstrance, Silver, silver gilt, translucent and opaque enamels, rock crystal, Spanish
ca. 1500
Man of Sorrows, Elephant ivory with paint and gilding, South German
South German
ca. 1500
Manuscript Leaf with Opening of The Book of Nehemias, from a Bible, Tempera and gold on parchment, French
ca. 1280–1300
Cross, Gold and enamel worked in cloisonné, Byzantine
ca. 1100
Manuscript Leaf with the Last Judgment, from a Book of Hours, Tempera and gold on parchment, French
ca. 1400
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