“Pair of Folding Screens: Scenes From the Tale of Genji’’
These two screens, painted with gold and colored pigments on paper, illustrate 12 chapters from the amorous 11th-century novel “The Tale of Genji.’’
“Esther Fainting Before Ahasuerus’’
One of many fine tapestries in the museum, this sumptuous and virtuosic piece, made in Brussels in the early 16th century, shows Esther, the Jewish Queen of Persia, pleading with her husband, King Ahasuerus, to repeal his order that all the Jews in his kingdom be murdered.
Mosaic Floor: Medusa
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