Jewelry - The Body Transformed Metropolitan Museum NY

Jewelry, The Body Tansformed

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, until February 24th, 2019
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Exhibition Overview
What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it carry? Traversing time and space, this exhibition explores how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection. A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings are shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells.

More to read on the Metropolitan website

 

Earring, 6th-7th century Bysantine met museum, metropolitan museum, jewelry the body transformed

Armbands, Hellenistic, Greek, ca 200 BC
Gold and silver

 

 Nigeria, Court of Benin 16th–17th century met museum, metropolitan museum New York, jewelry the body transformed

Ornament, Nigeria, Court of Benin 16th–17th, century
Brass

 

Earring, 6th-7th century Bysantine met museum, metropolitan museum, jewelry the body transformed exhibition new york

Earring, 6th-7th century, Bysantine, may be Constantinople
Gold and pearls

 

Necklace Constantinople, 6th-7th century Bysantine met museum, metropolitan museum new york, jewelry the body transformedNecklace Constantinople, 6th-7th century, Bysantine
Gold, pearl sapphire, smokey quartz, quartz

 

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