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The Metropolitan Museum Journal presents richly illustrated studies of works in the Museum's collection, including prominent as well as lesser known pieces, and relating them to works in other collections. Reflecting the breadth and depth of the Museum's encyclopedic holdings, this annual publication contains first-time investigations and critical reassessments of individual works; monographic surveys relating objects to their cultural contexts; new information drawing on archival research and technical analyses, and other scholarly articles.

Table of Contents

Bailey Barnard, "Domesticated Partners: A New Analysis of a Sumerian Vessel Supported by Two Sheep"

James Gill, "Insights on an Old Collection: Ptolemaic Period Pottery from Hibis (Kharga Oasis) in the Met"

Michelle C. Wang, Xin Wen, and Susan Whitfield, "Buddhism and Silk: Reassessing a Painted Banner from Medieval Central Asia in the Met"

Marjorie Shelley, "Joris Hoefnagel’s Insects: A Renaissance Deception"

Daniel Wheeldon, “The Tastengitarre: A Romantic Guitar with Keys in the Met”

Amy Werbel, "John Haberle's A Bachelor's Drawer (ca. 1894): Censorship, Geologic Time, and Truth in America"

Doug Eklund, “'The Toughest, Meanest Art I Was Making': Ed Ruscha’s Books"

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