15 août 2016

Elsa Schiaparelli, (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli, (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, 1938. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955 (2009.300.1236) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The symbolism connected to the ivy plant is varied. Based on its evergreen nature, and the ability to grow in the darkest of places despite lack of light, it has been seen as a symbol of fidelity and enduring... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, fall 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, fall 1938. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955 (2009.300.1237) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Schiaparelli's fall 1938 collection was rife with references to flora and fauna, inspired by the Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s lush depictions of spring, specifically in "The Birth of Venus" and... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Boîte à opium ou à chaux (?), 18e siècle, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Boîte à opium ou à chaux (?), 18e siècle, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), cristal de roche, or, rubis. Hauteur : 0.037 m, Diamètre : 0.033 m. Donation Jean et Krishnâ Riboud, 2000. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA6804. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
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15 août 2016

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on European paper. Painting: H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) W. 29 3/4in. (75.6cm) Mat: H. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm) W. 27 in. (68.6 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.266 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The distinctive white neck feathers, purple-streaked wings, and red-tinged beak identify this tall bird as a woolly-necked stork (Ciconia... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

Boucle de ceinture, fin 18ème siècle ou 19e siècle, Jaipur, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Boucle de ceinture, fin 18ème siècle ou 19e siècle, Jaipur, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), diamant, émeraude, rubis, or. Hauteur : 0.085 m, Largeur : 0.08 m, Profondeur : 0.008 m. Donation Jean et Krishnâ Riboud. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA6770. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
15 août 2016

A Syce (Groom) Holding Two Carriage Horses, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya (active 1830s–40s), ca. 1845, India

A Syce (Groom) Holding Two Carriage Horses, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya (active 1830s–40s), ca. 1845, India, Calcutta. Opaque watercolor on paper. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm) W. 20 in. (50.8 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994.280 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many of the East India Company officers who commissioned paintings during the nineteenth century sought a visual record of... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2016

Emeraude gravée de motifs floraux, fin du 17e siècle-début du 18e siècle, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Emeraude gravée de motifs floraux, fin du 17e siècle-début du 18e siècle,  Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857). Hauteur : 0.035 m, Largeur : 0.036 m, Profondeur : 0.004 m. Donation Jean et Krishnâ Riboud. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA6771. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
15 août 2016

Great Indian Fruit Bat. Painting attributed to Bhawani Das or a follower, ca. 1777–82, India, Calcutta

Great Indian Fruit Bat. Painting attributed to Bhawani Das or a follower, ca. 1777–82, India, Calcutta. Pencil, ink, and opaque watercolor on paper. Painting: Ht. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm) W. 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm) Mat size: Ht. 27 1/4 in. (69.2 cm) W. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm). Purchase, Anonymous Gift, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Gift, Virginia G. LeCount Bequest, in memory of The LeCount Family, 2007 Benefit Fund, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and Gift of Dr. Mortimer D.... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Coiffe de jeune prince, 1ère moitié du 19ème siècle, Lucknow

Coiffe de jeune prince, 1ère moitié du 19ème siècle, Lucknow, cannetille, diamant, émeraude, paillettes, perle fine, rubis, velours. Legs verbal Krishna Riboud, 2003. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA11403;AEDTA3538. Photo © Musée Guimet, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Benjamin Soligny / Raphaël Chipault
15 août 2016

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on paper. Painting: H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm) W. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm) Mat: H. 27 in. (68.6 cm) W. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 2004. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004.175 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Latin name for the nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus, translates as “goat sucker” and refers to the ancient myth that these... [Lire la suite]