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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


A World of Splendor

[Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century, Eastern Central Asia
Silk embroidery on plain-weave silk; Overall: 14 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. (37.1 x 37.8 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1988 (1988.296)]

Brimming with vivid, beautiful images, the expanded website for The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty is now live. And I'm not exaggerating with my choice of "brimming." The Met has put together a really comprehensive online gallery.

 [Detail view.]

If my previous posts (here and here) haven't piqued your curiosity, I think the detailed new site definitely will. I know the exhibition catalog just moved to a higher spot on my personal wishlist.

Unidentified Artist
Portraits of Empresses
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Album leaf; ink and color on silk; Image: 24 x 18 3/4 in. (61 x 47.6 cm); Overall with mounting (open): 29 15/16 x 45 1/16 in. (76 x 114.4 cm); Overall with mounting (closed): 29 15/16 x 22 1/2 in. (76 x 57.2 cm)
Lent by National Palace Museum

Dish with Design of Two Birds and Hollyhocks, mid- to late 14th century
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Carved red lacquer; H. 1/8 in. (0.3 cm), Diam. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving (L.1992.62.12)

So again, The World of Khubilai Khan opens September 28 and continues through January 2, 2011. Enjoy the preview.

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Silver; H. 20 1/16 in. (51 cm), Diam. of rim: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm), Diam. of foot: 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm)
Lent by Anhui Provincial Museum

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