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Ceramics at the MET
Selected ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Article by Steven Goldate

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an extensive collection of ceramics. The online ceramics collection does not have a dedicated area, but none-the-less, ceramics are there. You can find plenty of great works in the following sections:

Adelaide Alsop RobineauAmerican Decorative Arts

Steven's choices:
Bowl, 1924, Adelaide Alsop Robineau
Bowl, sugar, ca. 1800, Rudolph Christ

European Decorative Arts

Steven's choices:
Harlequin Figure, 18th century
Plate, 18th century


Steven's choices:
Pharmacy Jar, late 15th century
Armorial Plate (Tondino), ca. 1520–25
Plate (Piatto), 1532

Greek and Roman Arts

Steven's choices:
Kylix (drinking cup), ca. 470 B.C.
Lekythos (oil flask), ca. 440 B.C.
Standing draped female, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Aryballos, ca. 570 B.C.

Chinese Export Porcelain

Steven's choices:
Punch Bowl, 1812
Dish, ca. 1735–40

Islamic Art

Steven's choices:
Bowl, 10th century
Dish, ca. 1525–30
Bowl, Late 12th–early 13th century

Art of the Ancient World East and West

Steven's choices:
Isis-Aphrodite, Egypt, 2nd century A.D.
Female Dancer, China, 2nd-1st century B.C.

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

Steven's choices:
Feline-Head Bottle, Peru, 6th–4th century
Nampeyo Jar, ca. 1900
Chungo Brothers Dough Bowl, Diego Romero, 1994

Much more can also be found at the Special Topics pages.

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