Metropolitan Museum of Art to host exhibition about jewelry

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, has announced a new exhibition called “Jewelry: the body transformed”. Set to run from November 12 to February 24, 2019, at The Met Fifth Avenue, the exhibition will explore the meanings given to jewelry throughout History.

”A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings will be shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that will enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells”, said the museum in a statement.

Metropolitan Museum of Art to host exhibition about jewelryMetropolitan Museum of Art to host exhibition about jewelry

Picture 1: Elsa Peretti (American, born Italy, 1940). Necklace/Belt, 1973. Sterling silver, enamel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 2004 (2004.20). Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Newsroom.

Picture 2: Marriage necklace (Thali), late 19th century. India (Tamil Nadu). Gold strung on black thread; bottom of central bead to end of counterweight: L. 33 1/4 in. (84.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1991 (1991.32.3). Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Newsroom.

Picture 3: Sandals and toe stalls. New Kingdom. Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III (ca. 1479–1425 B.C.). Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the Three Foreign Wives of Thutmose III. Gold; sandals: L. 10 3/8 x W. 4 in. (L. 26.4 x W. 10 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1922 (26.8.148a, b; 26.8.185–189, .193–.194, .198–.199). Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Newsroom

 

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