Perspectives Art Explained

What makes this seemingly simple drinking vessel rebellious?

Dec 4, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It's actually a celebration of the exalted status of being drunk."

Curator Martina Rugiadi on a "Cup with a Poem on Wine," with a poem by Ibn Sukkara al-Hashimi.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Anna-Marie Kellen

Poem recited by Abdullah Gouchani

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