Ancient and Medieval Metalwork from Dumbarton Oaks

December 16, 2005 – April 23, 2007

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

On view are 36 objects on loan from the Byzantine Collection at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., while Dumbarton Oaks is closed for renovation. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a bronze rearing horse with Himyaritic inscriptions -- one of the finest surviving examples of ancient south Arabian bronzework. Other objects include jewelry -- i.e., necklaces -- and secular and liturgical vessels made with various metals.