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The Morgan Library, as soon as the personal area of the financier-collector
Pierpont Pierpont Morgans research Morgan (1837-1913), is now a public examine library,
museum, architectural landmark, and ancient site.
The collections are titanic and eclectic, representing the mixed and evolving tastes
of Pierpont Morgan, his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr., 4 Library directors,
and a succession of alternative curators and creditors all the way down to the current day.
Chronologically, the collections expand from the earliest recorded civilizations
of historical Mesopotamia to the trendy period. they're geared up into the next categories:
paintings and paintings items, old close to japanese seals and drugs, drawings and prints,
medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, literary and old manuscripts,
music manuscripts and books, and bindings and revealed books, together with kids books.
Accordingly, we have now a similar constitution within the association of the current volume.
Cutting throughout those different types, despite the fact that, is a virtually unlimited array of other areas
of inquiry and study—art, literature, technological know-how, arithmetic, background, philosophy, religion,
law, schooling, theater, opera, linguistics, track, astrology, paleography, navigation,
medicine, witchcraft, and gardening. And this checklist is much from whole.

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Moreover, his extensive series The Holy Family centuries Colored chalks, blue-gray of drawings by Rembrandt and his school admirably complemented the etchings wash Morgan already owned. The collection 14 Viex 10 (358 x also comprised a number of fine French draw- Vi6 in. 268 ings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mm) Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, igio;Acc. no. expatriate masters Claude Lorrain 1, among them sheets by the great and Nicolas Poussin, and it brought to this country gg Frangois Boucher (French, Paris 1703-1770 Paris) ^ Arion and the Dolphin Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with ;'/ - I?

C. Bronze Height (from foot to top of handle of lid) 34 (362 'A in. mm); diameter (at top of cylinder) 8 (206 mm); (220 "At, in. (at base of cylinder) 8 'As in. mm) Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1907 Two Roman Cups These graceful silver cups date from the time of the emperor Augustus. Found in Rome but probably the work of a Greek craftsman, each consists of an inner is and outer the liner to which the rim is the outer serves as the ground ornament is is part: the inner attached, while on which the worked.

5 in. (18 mm), mm) The Pierpont Morgan Library, Seal no. 747 *33£ ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN SEALS AND TABLETS 43 44 ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN SEALS AND TABLETS Foundation Figure of King The first Nammu Ur-Nammu king of the Third Dynasty of Ur, Ur- lowliest in was responsible ket" — was a for the restoration of old temples and oversaw the extensive con- new temples and stepped temple known as ziggurats. This figure depicts struction of towers the king with his head torso nude, head he carries used to and face shaved, and wearing make a basket containing the temple's bricks.

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