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Saint Porchaire 16th – Metropolitan Museum NY

Saint Porchaire 16th – Metropolitan Museum NY

Parasol Betaille  (French) Date: 1900–1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, wood, metal, leather, quartz, glass, enamel, tortoiseshell

Striped silk parasol with carved amethyst pug knob (handle detail), by Betaille, French,

Cat on a handle, 664–30 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 (04.2.602) #cats

Cat on a handle - Egypt - Late Period–Ptolemaic Period B.) Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H.) Credit Line: Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 Metmuseum

French Masterpiece key - second half 17th Century

Masterpiece Key Date: second half century Culture: French Medium: Iron, steel Dimensions: L. cm) Classification: Metalwork-Iron Credit Line: Gift of Henry G.

Door Knocker Date: 15th–16th century Culture: European. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Collection.

Door Knocker Date: century Culture: European. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Collection.

Door Knocker Date: 15th–16th century Culture: European

Door Knocker Date: century Culture: European Medium: Iron Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 16 in

1900-1910 Parasol Pug knob by Betaille.  This parasol is an example of French artistry as well as an expression of the decorative aspects of the parasol. A custom-made piece, the parasol undoubtedly belonged to a pug owner, given the expensive amethyst pug knob with customized cover.

Parasol Pug knob by Betaille. French custom-made piece amethyst pug knob with customized cover.

Iron Door Knocker. 15-16th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I want to talk about this whole gallery, since it is the gathering of these objects that interests me. This gallery is officially called the “Lawrence A. and Barbara Fleischman Gallery of Late Medieval Secular Art,” and it’s kind of a throughway.

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