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Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2018–2020: Part I: Antiquity to the Late Eighteenth Century: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v.78, no. 3 (Winter, 2021)

Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2018–2020: Part I: Antiquity to the Late Eighteenth Century

Various authors
48 pages
58 illustrations
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The first of a special two-part edition of Recent Acquisitions, this Bulletin celebrates works acquired by the Museum in 2019 and 2020, many of which were gifts bestowed in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary year. Highlights of this volume include a sumptuous set of handscrolls depicting The Tale of Genji, a second-century Roman wellhead, a drawing of a landscape by French artist Claude Lorrain, and nearly one hundred Indian paintings. This publication also honors the many generous contributions from donors that make possible the continued growth of The Met's collection.

Biface, Flint, Acheulean
ca. 600,000–150,000 BCE
Fragment with the head of a man, Faience
ca. 1981–1650 B.C.
Lion with the names of Pharaoh Necho II, steatite, glaze
610–595 BC
Caryatid Mirror Depicting a Young Girl, Leaded bronze
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Weight in the Shape of a Chimera (bixie), Bronze with gilding and gold and turquoise inlays, China
2nd century B. C.
Standing Female Figure, Ceramic, Nayarit
100–400 CE
Standing Male Figure, Ceramic, Nayarit
100–400 CE
Standing Female Figure, Ceramic, Nayarit
100–400 CE
Marble funerary altar, marble, Roman
1st half of 1st century CE
Shiva as Vanquisher of the Three Cities (Shiva Tripuravijaya), Copper alloy, India, Tamil Nadu
India, Tamil Nadu
ca. 1000–1020
Puteal (wellhead) with Narcissus and Echo, and Hylas and the Nymphs, Marble, Roman
2nd century
Reliquary of the Journey and Adoration of the Magi, Champlevé enamel on gilded copper; rock crystal; wood core, French
ca. 1200
"Abiding Nowhere, the Awakened Mind Arises”, Musō Soseki  Japanese, Hanging scroll; ink on paper, Japan
early 14th century
Ritual Dagger (Phurba) and Stand, Ebony with polychrome, Tibet
late 14th–early 15th century
Ring Brooch, Gold and garnet, French or British
French or British
13th century
Cosmetic Box (Tebako) with Chrysanthemum Flowers, Lacquered wood with gold, silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, gold, silver foil application on nashiji ground; gilt bronze fittings, Japan
first half of the 15th century
Plaque with dragons, Ivory, China
early 15th century
Genealogical Chronicle of the Kings of England, Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on parchment, British
Study of a Seated Mannequin with an Arrangement of Drapery, for a Figure of the Virgin, Anonymous, North-Italian, probably Lombard, 15th century  Italian, Pen with two colors of brown ink and wash (warm brown and grayish), highlighted with white gouache, over grayish black chalk, on gray-blue paper
15th century
Tracery Arcade from the Great South Window of Canterbury Cathedral, Master Mason Stephen Lote and/or, Caen stone, British
ca. 1426–1435
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