Lime Pot in the Shape of Cat | 11th–12th century | Cambodia | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2007 | 2007.260
Mimbres. mid-9th–12th century; rabbits
In the late second millennium B.C., the tradition of lively animal-ornamented bronzes begins in the Caucasus region. Stylized animals with small waists, arched necks and backs are seen on numerous bronze tools including axes and pins, and are found in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Northern Caucasus by the beginning of the Late Bronze and Early Iron ages
Hilt of a Dagger, ca. 1300. Possibly Italian, Venice. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929 (29.158.658a) | This very unusual hilt was purchased by Arms and Armor founding curator Bashford Dean from a Parisian dealer about 1895 and is his earliest personal acquisition that can be identified in the Metropolitan Museum's collection today.
Exit, pursued etc. Yates Thompson MS 13 f. 184v @BLMedieval pic.twitter.com/Flln4Yz2nv
Earthenware Bowl emblazoned with the Arms of the Dazzi Family, Spanish, c. 1430 - 1460