12 juillet 2012

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a ram, Iran, Achaemenid, ca. 5th century B.C.

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a ram, Iran, Achaemenid, ca. 5th century B.C. Silver, 7.87 x 4.72 x 4.84 in. (19.99 x 11.99 x 12.29 cm). Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989. Accession Number: 1989.281.30. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
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12 juillet 2012

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat, Iran, Parthian, ca. 1st century B.C.

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat, Iran, Parthian, ca. 1st century B.C. Silver, mercury gilding. H. 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm). Purchase, Rogers Fund; Enid A. Haupt, Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, Mrs. Muriel Palitz and Geert C. E. Prins Gifts; Pauline V. Fullerton Bequest; and Bequests of Mary Cushing Fosburgh, Edward C. Moore and Stephen Whitney Phoenix, by exchange, 1979. Accession Number: 1979.447. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Elaborate bowls, animal-headed drinking vessels, and... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2012

Terracotta rhyton, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Tarentine, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Tarentine, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C. H.: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm). Rogers Fund, 1906. Accession Number: 06.1021.258. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The head is that of an Italic variety of Maltese dog. These rhyta began to be made about the middle of the fourth century B.C. and were glazed black, with red-figure decoration on the cuff. The latest pieces in the series were unglazed... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2012

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking). Attributed to the Patera-Ganymede Workshop. Greek, South Italian, Apulian,

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking). Attributed to the Patera-Ganymede Workshop. Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Late Classical, ca. 350–300 B.C. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm). Rogers Fund, 1903. Accession Number: 03.3.3. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The rhyton is in the form of a sheep's head. On the cuff is Eros flying with a casket.
12 juillet 2012

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C. H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm). Rogers Fund, 1917. Accession Number:17.230.36. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The rhyton is in the form of a horse's head. The original polychrome decoration is lost.
12 juillet 2012

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Late Classical, ca. 350–300 B.C.

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Late Classical, ca. 350–300 B.C. H.: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Diam.: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm). Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971. Accession Number:1972.118.150. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The vase is in the form of a deer's head. On the cuff is a flying Nike.
12 juillet 2012

Rhyton in the form of a Saiga antelope head, Sasanian, ca. 5th–6th century A.D.

Rhyton of a Saiga antelope head, Sasanian, ca. 5th–6th century A.D., Poland, said to be from Volhynia Choniakow, Silver-gilt11.1 x 7.09 in. (28.19 x 18.01 cm). Rogers Fund, 1947. Accession Number:47.100.82. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Provenance: 1920s, collection of H. Kurmanowicz, Zotkiew, Poland; 1926, purchased by Joseph Brummer from Dr. Kahanowicz; acquired by the Museum in 1947, purchased from the Joseph Brummer
12 juillet 2012

"Variations on Theme: Contemporary Art 1950s–Present" @ The Dallas Museum of Art

Shozo Shimamoto, Untitled - Whirlpool. DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art presents Variations on Theme: Contemporary Art 1950s–Present, an exhibition drawn primarily from the Museum’s strong holdings of contemporary art. On view through January 30, 2013, in the DMA’s iconic Barrel Vault and surrounding galleries, the exhibition brings together works in various media from disparate periods to explore themes and ideas that drive artists’ creative processes. Sections are devoted to thematic associations including abstraction,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2012

Prado and Meadows Museum announce unprecedented partnership expansion

Jose de Ribera, Mary Magdalene, 1641. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. DALLAS, TX.- Building upon the success of the first two years of its partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, and in anticipation of this fall’s final originally planned exhibition, Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits, the Meadows Museum today announced that it will expand its agreement with the Prado for two additional years, continuing the institutions’ many initiatives and adding two collaboratively developed exhibitions. The Meadows... [Lire la suite]
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