December 10~ Animals in Art

Mounted ruler (so-called Horseman) / Edo peoples, Benin kingdom, Nigeria

16th century / Copper alloy / 18”x11” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Puppy Playing with a Pheasant Feather / Attributed to Yi Am

16th century / 12.25”x17.25” / Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk / Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

December 7~ Animals in Art

Miniature of a Crocodile from the “Rochester Bestiary” / South East England

c.1230-14th century / Parchment pages / 11 4/5”x8 1/2” / Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24, The British Library

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Aquamanile in the Form of a Lion / Nuremberg, Germany

c.1400 / Copper alloy / 12 9/16”x4 5/8”x12 1/2” / The Met