Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco and Spanish Decorative Arts Metropolitan Museum

I was wandering around The Met one day and came across an area I had not explored. This museum is quite large if you have never visited, and you can go daily and not see everything. I was thrilled to find this beautiful display and had to show you. 

So beautiful to see in person!  
This wood bust of a reliquary female saint I just fell in love with, how gorgeous is she? I couldn't help staring for quite some while, and thank goodness it was not very crowded that day. 

A gift from the famous J. Pierpont Morgan, of the favorite Morgan Library which is featured quite often here on the blog.  
The features are extraordinary. I just love it. She looks so real I thought she was going to blink at me! 

These were pretty amazing as well, so much detail and so beautiful also gifts from J. Pierpont Morgan.  

It is so awesome that these items are still around from the 17th century for us to enjoy in 2018 and beyond. We are quite lucky.   
I could so see one of those crosses on a long gold chain around my neck. Just lovely.  

This desk was so beautiful  

Just look at all the detail, I don't know if you would ever see this in today's furniture.  

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to The Met today, it is a glorious museum with so much to offer every visitor. Be sure to have it on your to-do list while visiting New York City. 

The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet. Today, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.

Open Seven Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Friday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

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