Monday, November 14, 2011

Art from 1000 A.D. to 1400 A.D.

Bowl with three fish, first half of 14th century
Fritware, monochrome glazed

H. 5 in. (12.7 cm), Diam. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Horace Havemeyer, in memory of her husband, Horace Havemeyer, 1959 (59.60)

Bowl, late 13th–early 14th century
Fritware, overglaze painted and gilded (lajvardina)

Diam. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1934 (34.151)

Bowl, late 12th–early 13th century; Seljuq
Composite body, overglaze-painted and gilded

H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm), Diam. 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1951 (51.53)

The Great Teacher Marpa, early 12th century
Bronze with copper and silver inlays and gold plugs

H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1995 (1995.176)

The Goddess Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, Mahisha (Mahishasuramardini), Pala period (ca. 700–1200), 12th century
Bangladesh or India

H. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Purchase, Diana and Arthur G. Altschul Gift, 1993 (1993.7)

Four deities from a Vajradhatu (Diamond World) Mandala, Eastern Javanese period, fourth quarter of 10th–first half of 11th century
Indonesia (Java, Nganjuk)

H. each approx. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Samuel Eilenberg Collection
Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 (1987.142.5, 7-9)

Bust of Hevajra, Angkor period, Khmer style of the Bayon, late 12th–early 13th century

H. 52 in. (132.1 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1936 (36.96.4)

Hanging, 14th–15th century
Peru; Chimú

H. 82 in. (208.3 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.601)

Bottle with Mythic Figure, 10th–11th century
Peru; Sicán (Lambayeque)

H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davis Neal, 1970 (1970.245.37)

Bird Pendant, 10th–16th century
Colombia; Tairona

H. 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm)
Gift and Bequest of Alice K. Bache, 1974 (1974.271.12)

Bowl, mid-9th–12th century
Mimbres peoples; New Mexico

H. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1964 (1978.412.123)

Bowl, 11th–14th century
Mississippian peoples; Missouri

H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1879 (79.8.10)

Ancestral Shrine Figure, 13th–14th century; Mississippian
Mississippian peoples; Tennessee
Quartz sandstone

H. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.476)

Bishop Chess Piece, 1150–1200
Walrus ivory

3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (9.8 x 6 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.229)

Aquamanile in the Form of a Falconer on Horseback, 13th century
North German (Lower Saxony)
Copper alloy

3 11/16 x 4 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (34.7 x 12 x 28.5 cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1947 (47.101.55)

Apse, 1175–1200
Spanish; from the Church of San Martin, Fuentidueña, Segovia

H. to top of barrel vault 29 ft. 8 1/2 in. (9.05 m), W. interior 22 ft. 1/2 in. (6.72 m)
Exchange Loan from the Government of Spain, 1958 (L.58.86)

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The Virgin and Child in Majesty, with Archangels and the Magi, ca. 1100
Attributed to the Master of Pedret
Spanish (Catalunya, Lleida); from the Church of the Virgin (Era Mare de Diu), near Tredòs, Cap d'Aran
Fresco, transferred to canvas

The Cloisters Collection, 1950 (50.180a–c)

Altar Angels, late 13th century
Oak with traces of polychromy

29 1/2 x 7 in. (75 x 17.8 cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1952 (52.33.1,2)

Adoration of the Magi (detail), ca. 1390
Austrian; From the Schlosskapelle, Ebreichsdorf, Austria
Pot-metal and colorless glass with silver stain and vitreous paint

Each lancet 11 ft. 8 in. x 12 1/8 in. (357.2 x 30.8 cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1986 (1986.285.1,2)

Groom and Horse, dated 1296
Zhao Mengfu (Chinese, 1254–1322)
Handscroll, ink and color on paper

11 7/8 x 17 1/8 in. (30.3 x 43.5 cm)
Gift of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988 (1988.135)

Fisherman, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), ca. 1350
Wu Zhen (Chinese, 1280–1354)
Handscroll; ink on paper

9 3/4 x 17 in. (24.8 x 43.2 cm)
Inscribed by the artist
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988 (1989.363.33)

Ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century; Yaozhou ware
Stoneware with incised, carved, and relief decoration under glaze

H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Gift of Mrs. T. Samuel Peters, 1926 (26.292.73)

Embroidered Square with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century
Eastern Central Asia
Silk thread on silk

14 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. (37.1 x 37.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1988 (1988.296)

Tile from a squinch, second half of 14th century; Timurid
Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Earthenware, glazed

12 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. (30.8 x 21.9 cm)
The Grinnell Collection, Bequest of William Milne Grinnell, 1920 (20.120.189)

Ceremonial Metate, 10th–11th century

L. 37 1/4 in. (94.6 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.887)

Censer (Incensario), 10th–12th century
Costa Rica or Nicaragua
Ceramic, pigment

H. 23 7/16 in. (58.7 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.378a,b)

Bowl, 13th–15th century
Dominican Republic; Taino

Diam. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Purchase, Mary R. Morgan, Mary O'Boyle II and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Landmann Gifts;
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller and Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, by exchange, and Gift of Nathan Cummings, by exchange, 1982 (1982.48.3)

Mother and Child, 15th–20th century
Mali, Bougouni or Dioila area; Bamana peoples

H. 48 5/8 in. (123.5 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.121)

Footed Bowl, 13th century; Tellem
Mali; Tellem peoples

H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Gift of Lester Wunderman, 1977 (1977.394.59a)

Brazier, second half of 13th century; Mamluk
Rasulid; Egypt
Cast bronze inlaid with silver

H. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm), W. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm), Diam. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.540)

Omar Sangiovanni

"The discipline of art requires constant experimentation, wherein errors are harbingers of original ideas because they introduce new directions for expression. The mistake is outside the intended course of action, and it may present something that we never saw before, something unexpected and contradictory, something that may be put to use." ~Claude Monet