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"Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2007-2008": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 66, no. 2 (Fall, 2008)

"Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2007–2008"

Adlin, Jane, Stijn Alsteens, Dorothea Arnold, Katharine B. Baetjer, Carmen C. Bambach, Peter Barnet, Carrie Rebora Barratt, Barbara Drake Boehm, Thomas P. Campbell, Stefano Carboni, Keith Christiansen, Malcom Daniel, Emily Darragh, James David Draper, Douglas Eklund, Helen C. Evans, Jean M. Evans, Everett Fahy, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, John Guy, Navina Haidar Haykel, Maxwell K. Hearn, Herbert Heyde, Julie Jones, Peter M. Kenny, Eric Kjellgren, Harold Koda, Wolfram Koeppe, Alisa LaGamma, Donald J. La Rocca, Soyoung Lee, Denise Patry Leidy, Charles T. Little, Elizabeth J. Milleker, Jeffrey Munger, Morihiro Ogawa, Nadine M. Orenstein, Elena Phipps, Carlos A. Picón, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Rebecca A. Rabinow, Sabine Rewald, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Nan Rosenthal, Perrin Stein, Anne L. Strauss, Gary Tinterow, Thayer Tolles, Masako Watanabe, Virginia-Lee Webb, and Beth Carver Wees
60 pages
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Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2007–2008

Donors of Gifts of Works of Art

Donors of Funds for Acquisition of Works of Art

Striding figure with ibex horns, a raptor skin draped around the shoulders, and upturned boots, Copper alloy, shell, Proto-Elamite
ca. 3000 BCE
Fragmentary Statuette of a Vizier, Indurated limestone
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
Large Brooch, Copper alloy, European Bronze Age
European Bronze Age
1100–1000 BC
Marble head of a woman wearing diadem and veil, Marble, Greek
425–400 BCE
Marble head of Athena: The so-called Athena Medici, Marble, Roman
ca. 138–92 CE
Standard Bearer (?), Ceramic, slip, Colima
200 BCE–300 CE
Enthroned Jina, Probably Neminatha, Copper alloy, India (Gujarat, Akota)
India (Gujarat, Akota)
late 7th century
Dancing Ganesha, Red sandstone, India, Madhya Pradesh
India, Madhya Pradesh
ca. 10th century
Banner with Bodhisattva, possibly Mahamayuri, Ink and pigment on silk, China (Dunhuang area, Gansu Province)
China (Dunhuang area, Gansu Province)
9th–10th century
Earrings and Pendant, Gold; filigree and granulation
11th–12th century
Bifolium from the "Nurse's Qur'an" (Mushaf al-Hadina), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment
ca. 410 AH/1019–20 CE
Cameo of the Virgin and Child, Adrien Jean Maximilien Vachette [Gold Frame] French, Agate cameo, gold frame, Byzantine
Adrien Jean Maximilien Vachette
ca. 1050–1100 (cameo); ca. 1800 (frame)
Jaharis Byzantine Lectionary, Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment; leather binding, Byzantine
ca. 1100
Aquamanile in the Form of a Ram, Earthenware, green glaze, British
ca. 1250–1350
Portrait of Shun'oku Myōha, Unidentified artist Japanese, Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk, Japan
Unidentified artist
ca. 1383
Manuscript Illumination with the Martyrdom of Saint Stephen in an Initial E, from a Gradual, Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna  Italian, Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment, Italian
Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna
ca. 1394–1402
Recto: Temple Types: in Antis and Prostyle (Vitruvius, Book 3, Chapter 2, nos. 2, 3); Verso: Temple Types: Peripteral (Vitruvius, Book 3, Chapter 2, no. 5)., Sangallo family  Italian, Pen and dark brown ink
Sangallo family
Marcus Pollio Vitruvius
Painted Textile Depicting Celestial Musicians, Block-printed plain-weave cotton (mordant- and resist-dyed), India (Gujarat)
India (Gujarat)
16th–17th century
Gathering of government officials, Unidentified artist, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, Korea
Unidentified artist
ca. 1551
Pair of Stirrups (<i>Abumi</i>), Iron, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, Japanese
late 16th–early 17th century
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