Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jonathan Rosen and the Met: the Etruscan dimension

Cornell's controversial acquisition of cuneiform tablets from (or via) Jonathan Rosen raises issues for other collections.

Here are some of the Etruscan donations acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art:
  1. 1991.171.2. Lunate razor of sharply curved form. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.19]
  2. 1991.171.3. Sanguisuga-type fibula. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.8]
  3. 1991.171.4. Sanguisuga-type fibula. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.9a]
  4. 1991.171.8. Navicella-type fibula. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.7c]
  5. 1991.171.16. Dragon-type fibula. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.4b]
  6. 1991.171.17. Dragon-type fibula. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.4a]
  7. 1991.171.18. Dragon-type fibula. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.4c]
  8. 1991.171.29. Bow fibula. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.6]
  9. 1991.171.44. Antefix fragment with gorgon head. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [4.123b]
  10. 1991.171.50. Samnite belt. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [5.28]
  11. 1991.171.51. Bracelet. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.12a]
  12. 1991.171.52. Bracelet. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.12b]
  13. 1991.171.53-55. Pendants in the form of paired human couples. Gift of Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [3.13]
  14. 1992.11.3, 4, 10, 14a, 14b, 17, 18a-c, 19, 20, 21, 51, 52, 54, 55. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76]
  15. 1992.11.11. Pendant. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.54].
  16. 1992.11.13. Pendant of animal. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.55b].
  17. 1992.11.16. Pendant of animal. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.55c].
  18. 1992.11.22. Pendant. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.57].
  19. 1992.11.23. Pendant. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.56].
  20. 1992.11.24-27. Four pendants. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.49].
  21. 1992.11.28. Pendant of human head. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.53d]
  22. 1992.11.29a-n. Group of fourteen quails. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts. [7.60].
  23. 1992.11.42a-q. Group of cowrie-shaped beads. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts[7.59].
  24. 1992.11.48. Series of twenty-five squares. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.62]
  25. 1992.11.50. Necklace with monkey pendant. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7. 58a]
  26. 1992.11.57. Group of bulla-shaped pendants. Including The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts [7.61]
  27. 1992.267.2. Pendant. Gift of Mr and Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen. [7.50]

What are the full collecting histories of all these pieces? When did they leave Italy?

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