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Eid Mubarak! This prayer niche, or mihrab, was originally set into the qibla wall of a theological school in Isfahan, now known as the Madrasa Imami, built just after the collapse of the Ilkhanid dynasty. https://t.co/KbwAAaBjpf
"...in studying the glittering materiality, we understand how Nedjemankh cleverly transformed his coffin into a container that would divinize him forever." The latest episode of #MetCollects explores the gilded coffin of the Priest of Heryshef, Nedjemankh. https://t.co/KcrflK91Bg
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“Many people have some knowledge of Delacroix the painter; far fewer know Delacroix the draftsman.” Ashley E. Dunn, curator of “Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix,” talks to @EpochTimes. https://t.co/7oVnW1mcNc #DelacroixDrawings
This week’s floral arrangement in The Great Hall!
Essentially a small painting on parchment, this image appears to have been created as an independent object for private devotion. https://t.co/wTWpj0Sl56
This splendid bowl is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful pieces of majolica ever made. It is profusely decorated with the antique-inspired grotteschi that became popular in the early sixteenth century. https://t.co/8YHIfonitq
For the first time in several years, all sixteen of the European Paintings Department's works by Vincent van Gogh are in-house and on view in the galleries for nineteenth-century European paintings. Learn more in this blog post. https://t.co/qE4aowkG4s
This year, Huma Bhabha has been selected to create a site-specific installation for the #CantorRoof, the sixth in a series of commissions for the outdoor space. Bhabha's work addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. https://t.co/ln52PerFDM
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#MetKids fun fact: Egypt gave this temple to the United States as a gift. It was dismantled in Egypt, transported by ship, and put back together block by block in the Museum. https://t.co/pOIsqEbwJs #TempleOfDendur
This double portrait dates to 1788, when Jacques Louis David was the standard-bearer of French Neoclassicism. For political reasons, Lavoisier was obliged to withdraw it from the 1789 Salon, and it was not exhibited for a century. https://t.co/KSTTiZMOKw
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