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Nickel, Helmut , "In the Presence of Kings: Royal Treasures from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

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Nickel, Helmut , "In the Presence of Kings: Royal Treasures from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

Nickel, Helmut , "In the Presence of Kings:
Royal Treasures from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1967 | ISBN: N/A | English | PDF | 44 pages | 9.75 Mb

"In the Presence of Kings" intends to bring to the eye aspects of royalty through works of art drawn almost entirely from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum. The exhibition probes kingship: royal power and impotence, gilded and crowned eponymous heroes, tastes and images, ceremonies and frivolities, imperial iconography, ermined propaganda. Far back in the span of time one beholds the image of the all-powerful Gudea, ruler of Lagash around 2150 B.C.; nearer our own day, the brittle charms of a Faberge Easter egg made for Czar Nicholas II. The treasures have been deftly gathered by the curatorial staff under the co-ordination of Helmut Nickel, Associate Curator of Arms and Armor, and they have been displayed in an inventive and imaginative manner by Stuart Silver, Associate Manager, Exhibition Design. Confronting these examples of royal art, whether an imposing portrait, a suit of armor, a golden reliquary pendant, or a kennel made for a queen’s pet dog, one may readily be both awed and delighted.
Capodimonte Painter (Greek, active ca. 325-305 B.C.) | Negroli, Filippo (Italian, ca. 1510–1579) | Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669) | Riesener, Jean-Henri (French, 1734–1806) | Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Venetian, 1528–1588)


Nickel, Helmut , "In the Presence of Kings: Royal Treasures from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art"