Thursday, October 8, 2009

At the Met

A stop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City...

This Mayuri (peacock) from India was made in the 1800s with wood, parchment, metal, and feathers.

Seated Female Musicians from China, late 7th century

A Chinese Yunluo ("cloud gong"), from the 1800s.

Central-Asian shaft-hole axhead with a bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon, late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.E.

Love in the Italian Theater (L'Amour au théâtre italien)
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721)

Details from Camel: From the Berain Grotesques, circa 1685–89
Designed by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (1636–1699); Woven at the Beauvais manufactory under the direction of Philippe Behagle (1641–1705) or his son of the same name.

Go here to see family guides on the Met site.

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