Visiting Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion? You must join the virtual exhibition queue when you arrive. If capacity has been reached for the day, the queue will close early.

Learn more
Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2016–2018: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v.76, no. 2 (Fall, 2018)

Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2016–2018: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v.76, no. 2 (Fall, 2018)

Various authors
96 pages
121 illustrations
View More Publication Info

Every two years the fall issue of the Met's quarterly Bulletin celebrates notable recent acquisitions and gifts to the collection. Highlights of Recent Acquisitions 2016–2018 include The Battle of the Little Bighorn by Standing Bear, a Lakota artist who fought in that famous conflict as a young man; Riverbank, an exceedingly rare Chinese landscape from the tenth century; Francesco Salviati’s recently rediscovered portrait of the Florentine doctor Carlo Rimbotti;, and examples of a Qur’an and a Hebrew Bible from medieval Spain. This publication also honors the many generous contributions from donors that make possible the continued growth of the Met's collection.

Met Art in Publication

Nine Bifaces, Flint, quartzite, Acheulean
700,000–200,000 BCE
Monumental Head of a Foreigner, Limestone
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Head of a Woman, Limestone, paint
ca. 1250–1070 B.C.
Ring with Cat and Kittens, Faience
ca. 1295–664 B.C.
Onuris, Leaded bronze
ca. 1070–664 B.C.
Kneeling Bearded Figure, Serpentine, pigment (probably cinnabar), Olmec
900–400 BCE
Helmet of the Corinthian Type and Pair of Greaves, Bronze, Greek
early 5th century BCE
Terracotta kylix:band-cup (drinking cup), Lysippides Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic
Lysippides Painter
3rd quarter of the sixth century BCE
Gold finger ring, Gold, Roman
3rd century CE
Roman Key Ring with Inscription, Gold, Byzantine
4th century
Crowned  Bodhisattva, Sandstone, North India (Uttar Pradesh, Mathura)
3rd–early 4th century
Vessel with water bird and hieroglyphic text, Ceramic, Maya
Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon Mahisha, Schist, Eastern India, Bihar, probably Gaya district
second half of the 9th century
Riverbank, Dong Yuan  Chinese, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, China
Dong Yuan
Head of Christ, Glass tesserae set in concrete, Byzantine
12th century
Rock Crystal Flask with Cross, Rock Crystal, Byzantine
10th–12th century
Bifolium from the Andalusian Pink Qur'an, Ink, gold, silver, and opaque watercolor on paper
ca. 13th century
Hebrew Bible, Ink, tempera, and gold on parchment; leather binding, Spanish
1300–1350 (before 1366)
Spider Monkey with Wind God Regalia, Stone, Aztec
13th–16th century
Necklace with Beads in the Shape of Jaguar Teeth, Gold, Mixtec (Ñudzavui)
13th–16th century
Showing 20 of 117

You May Also Like