We live in New York, so we are lucky to be able to visit this amazing institution often. It's one of the great encyclopedic museums (meaning it collects and exhibits works from all time and from around the globe). And if you can't get there in person, virtually explore the museum with us as your guide.
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One of a group buried in a temple almost 5,000 years ago, this statue’s job was to worship Abu—forever.
This ancient bronze mirror features elaborate designs representing immortality and the cosmos.
Painted spirals recall the crests of waves on this 4,500-year-old jar.
Poetry is central to this bowl—Persian and Arabic poems encircle the vessel on both its exterior and interior.
Buried in an Eastern Han tomb, this watchtower model represents the ideal world of the tomb occupant's afterlife in miniature.
Mamluk sultan al-Nasir Muhammad's candlestick base exemplifies a new visual language of power that emerged in 14th-century Egypt and Syria.
This ornamented silver cup tells a story about a prominent Jewish man close to rulers and European courts at a time when Jewish life was restricted
Contrary to the white marble of the ancient Mediterranean we see today, the ancient Greeks and Romans painted their statues in vibrant colors
What is worth dying for? David draws comparisons between ancient Roman philosopher Socrates and the French Revolution
These decorated aprons were gifts from the groom’s family to his wife, and signified her new role in society.
Han’s Night-Shining White exemplifies the expressive power of the line, the backbone of Chinese painting.
This Muslim prayer carpet shares striking visual similarities to a Jewish carpet meant to cover the Torah ark.