Metropolitan Museum Journal 2021

Posted in journal articles by Editor on January 24, 2022

Sèvres royal porcelain manufactory, Potpourri vase and pair of elephant-head vases (from a garniture), ca. 1758, soft-paste porcelain; pot-pourri vase approximately 18 inches high, elephant-head vases approximately 16 inches high (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958, 58.75.89a, b; 58.75.90a, b; 58.75.91a, b). Iris Moon’s “article traces the afterlife of the Sèvres elephant garniture in the context of the French Revolution in order to explore how the politics of dispersal opened up new and contested meanings for luxury” (82).

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The 2021 issue of the Metropolitan Museum Journal is now available at The University of Chicago Press website and The Met Store. PDF’s are available for free on MetPublications.

Metropolitan Museum Journal 56 (2021)

S H I F T I N G  P E R S P E C T I V E S  O N  M U S E U M S

Philippe Auguste Hennequin (1762–1833), Portrait Drawing of Sir Sidney Smith in the Temple Prison, 1796, pen and brown ink over black chalk, 25 × 19 cm (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Stephen A. Geiger Gift, in honor of George R. Goldner, 2015.290).

• Joanne Pillsbury, Aztecs in the Empire City: ‘The People without History’ in The Met

• Maia Nuku (Ngai Tai), ‘Te Maori’: New Precedents for Indigenous Art at The Met

• Tommaso Mozzati, The Vélez Blanco Patio and United States–Cuba Relationships in the 1950s

• Yelena Rakic, Collecting the Ancient Near East at The Met

• Iris Moon, The Sèvres Elephant Garniture and the Politics of Dispersal during the French Revolution

• Rebecca Capua, Facsimiles, Artworks, and Real Things


• Maria Harvey, Icon, Contact Relic, Souvenir: The Virgin Eleousa Micromosaic Icon at The Met

• Kristen Windmuller-Luna, Talismanic Imagery in an Ethiopian Christian Manuscript Illuminated by the Night-Heron Master

• Katherine Gazzard, Philippe Auguste Hennequin’s Portrait Drawing of Sir Sidney Smith in the Temple Prison

• Peter Mallo, Artists’ Frames in Pâte Coulante: History, Design, and Method

R E S E A R C H  N O T E

• Elizabeth Rice Mattison, A Source for Two Gilded Silver Figurines by Hans von Reutlingen

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