Collections: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art: The Holy Family(?)

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Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Large Jar

    On the South Coast of Peru a mythological figure began appearing on ceramics and textiles about 200 to 100  

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    The Holy Family(?)

    Many of the forgeries in this exhibition have Christian themes, probably because they were intended for American and European markets. The standing female figure here, for example, holds a cross. The way she holds it has no parallels in early Christian Egypt, however, nor does the omission of details on the back of her head and dress. Moreover, she has hair and eyes like those on other forgeries. The other two pieces here were carved in a poor quality stone not used in antiquity; they may be by the same hand. One appears to show Mary and the Christ child with Joseph. The figures are badly proportioned, and the plants draped along the arches above them make no sense. On the other piece, three heads appear, most implausibly, atop a column capital.

    This text refers to these objects: ' 72.10; 63.36; 77.129

    • Medium: Nummulitic Limestone
    • Place Made: Provenance not known
    • Dates: 20th century C.E. (probably)
    • Dimensions: With mount: 12 x 21 1/16 x 4 in. (30.5 x 53.5 x 10.2 cm) Without mount: 11 9/16 x 19 7/8 x 3 5/16 in. (29.4 x 50.5 x 8.4 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 77.129
    • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jacob Kaplan
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: The Holy Family(?), 20th century C.E. (probably). Nummulitic Limestone, With mount: 12 x 21 1/16 x 4 in. (30.5 x 53.5 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Jacob Kaplan, 77.129. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 77.129_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
    • Record Completeness: Good (75%)
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