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Topic: portuguese

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Pendant for Horse Trappings

Pendant for Horse Trappings

The decoration of this and similar pendants in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (04.3.305, .365, .371, .384, .429, .437) includes heraldic arms, mottoes, and religious expressions. Originally, they were att... more

Saltcellar Base

Saltcellar Base

Sierra Leone

Lidded Saltcellar

Lidded Saltcellar

This saltcellar is both an extraordinary example of skilled workmanship and an artifact that epitomizes a singularly important convergence of cultures. In the second half of the fifteenth century, Portuguese ex... more

Canopy

Canopy

This architectural canopy comes from the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, Batalha, a major monument of Portuguese Gothic architecture. Commemorating a pivotal 1385 battle against neighboring Casti... more

Piece
Seated Figure (Nomoli)
Piece
Plate

Plate

The arms that appear here may belong to the family of Vasco da Gama, the celebrated Portuguese explorer.

Piece
Altar Bell: Portuguese Face

Altar Bell: Portuguese Face

Brass bells are an essential feature of Benin ancestral altars. Arrayed along the front of the altar, they are rung in order to summon the ancestors to hear the prayers of their descendants and to partake of th... more

Piece
Carpet
Spoon

Spoon

A Sapi sculptor may have carved this elegant ivory spoon on commission for a Portuguese sailor as a souvenir or gift. Although the forms and iconography are based on European models, the carving styles reflect ... more

Piece
Plateau
Piece
Piece
Knife
Figure: Seated Male
Bracelet: Portuguese Heads and Mudfish

Bracelet: Portuguese Heads and Mudfish

The oba and chiefs of Benin wear pairs of ornate bracelets at palace festivals. Long and cylindrical, these cufflike ornaments may be made of either ivory or brass and display imagery reflecting the exalted sta... more

Figure: Head

Figure: Head

Sierra Leone

Jug with Portuguese arms

Jug with Portuguese arms

This ewer with the Portuguese royal arms is witness to the first East-West trade in Chinese porcelain carried on by the Portuguese in the mid-sixteenth century. The form is neither Chinese nor European; rather,... more

Ceremonial ewer

Ceremonial ewer

The ewer exemplifies the individual interpretation of the Renaissance style in Portugal. Its daring juxtaposition of whimsical, exotic and macabre sculptural details attests to the commanding quality of Portugu... more

Dish with IHS monogram, armillary sphere, and Portuguese royal arms

Dish with IHS monogram, armillary sphere, and Portuguese royal arms

While the doglike lions illustrate a Chinese theme, the Portuguese coat of arms and the armillary sphere (a type of celestial globe) are often found on works made for Portugal in the early sixteenth century. Th... more

Plateau

Plateau

The scenes on the outer ring include David taking Saul's arms, Lot fleeing Sodom, the Judgment of Paris, and Pyramus and Thisbe; a boar hunt is depicted on the inner ring. The central medallion with the lady in... more

Panel
Dirk
Booklet of embroidery and drawnwork

Booklet of embroidery and drawnwork

At some point fairly early in its history, the many small pieces of fabric included in this booklet were seamed together and loosely bound, to create a kind of glossary of colored and monochrome openwork patter... more

Piece
Fragment
Tazza
Fragment
Piece
Pieces (4)
Bottle
"Portuguese" Carpet with Maritime Scenes

"Portuguese" Carpet with Maritime Scenes

This is one of a group of unusual carpets, long referred to as "Portuguese" carpets because of the European figures in Portuguese dress that appear in them. In the center of the field are five concentric lozeng... more

Fragment
Curtain
Tiles
Inrō with Portuguese Figures

Inrō with Portuguese Figures

The mutual fascination with which the Japanese and Europeans regarded each other after their initial contacts in the late sixteenth century was expressed in part by Japanese art objects that incorporated images... more

Krug
[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents].

[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents].

Also shows the southeast Pacific Ocean, the southwest Indian Ocean, as well as the continents of South America, Africa, Europe, and portions of North America and Asia. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied b... more

Tankard
Jug
Beaker

Beaker

J. R., Lisbon

Basin

Basin

R. S. J.

Chasuble

Chasuble

The extensive appliqué work almost completely covers the substrate of the chasuble. A great deal of attention was paid to creating the lively color combination; the lavish use of primary colors lends a certain ... more

Piece
Piece
Rug
Ring
Coffeepot
Dish

Dish

I. L.

Ewer
Pendant
Piece
Piece
Figure: Seated Portuguese Male

Figure: Seated Portuguese Male

Merchants and explorers from Portugal first made contact with the kingdom of Benin in 1486, initiating an economic relationship that ultimately had a profound impact upon the art and politics of this West Afric... more

Sugar bowl with cover
Cope
Piece
Piece
Chalice
Piece
Piece
Mandolin

Mandolin

Joao Vieira da Silva Lisbon, Portugal

Cover
Piece
Beaker

Beaker

G. I. P.

Sugar bowl
Carpet
Brooch
Perfume burner
Ewer

Ewer

R. S. J.

Angels mourning over Christ after the flagellation

Angels mourning over Christ after the flagellation

Probably by Luisa Roldán, called La Roldana (Seville 1656–1704 Madrid)

Piece
Paten