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The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent

The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, with more than 200 judiciously chosen works of art, includes manuscripts (with examples of Süleyman’s own poetry) as well as jeweled vessels, silks, painted ceramics, and other sumptuous objects created in the imperial studios under the guidelines established by the sultan.


Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan

This catalog documents an exhibition that accompanied a scholarly symposium at Dumbarton Oaks on the results of the excavations of the ritual heart of the Aztec empire, Templo Mayor, and includes works from 23 collections.

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The Art of the Pacific Islands

This catalog includes many works that had never before been published and demonstrates the diversity of cultures and art styles in the Pacific Islands.


Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration

Circa 1492 assesses the meeting of the worlds that took place at the end of the 15th century from the lasting perspective of art and cultural achievement.


Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings, Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets

The second volume to catalog the Gallery’s decorative arts collections primarily focuses on Chinese ceramics, but also includes Persian and Indian rugs and carpets, two 19th-century Chinese paintings, and a 17th-century coromandel screen.


Edo: Art in Japan, 1615–1868

This catalog, accompanying the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States on the topic, examines one of the richest periods in the history of Japanese art, a time when political stability enabled a vibrant popular culture to develop.

The Far North: 2000 Years of American Eskimo and Indian Art.pdf

The Far North: 2,000 Years of American Eskimo and Indian Art

This catalog presents a panoramic selection of art from the native cultures of America’s far north and celebrates the artistic heritage shared by the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean Eskimos and Alaska’s Indians.


The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from the People’s Republic of China

The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology examines the archaeological findings from the second half of the 20th century and how they have revised and informed our understanding of Chinese history and culture.


Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture, 1185–1868

Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture explores the artistic legacy of daimyo, feudal lords and leaders of powerful warrior bands in medieval and early modern Japan.


The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

The Quest for Immortality combines aesthetically fine examples of Egyptian art with a fascinating glimpse into what the ancient Egyptians believed would occur in the world to which they journeyed after death.


The Sculpture of India, 3000 BC–1300 AD

This catalog, with 100 works spanning four millennia, gives an impression of Indian sculpture on the whole, encompassing the rich diversity of idioms that flourished in the ancient regions of the country.