Wandering through the hundreds of galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York no artform has been left "unrepresented" ... and no culture or period in time forgotten ... here are just a few samples of metal, bone and timber ...
Shirt of mail and Gold Plate from India - 17th Century - 11 kgs.
Suit of Armour belonging to the Earl of Pembroke - 16th century - weighs 27kgs.
there are rooms full of the most exquisite bone and ivory carvings from all parts of the globe ...
Bone Tower Reliquary with Eight Apostles - Cologne - 13C
Ivory Chess Figure of the King - Italy - 12C
Ivory Mirror Case - France - 14C
Ivory Icon of Saint Demetrios - Byzantine - 10C
and artworks and furnishings carved / constructed from timber ...
Back panel of Choir Stall from the Church of the Carthusian Monastery in Mainz - 18th Century
Descent from the Cross - painted limewood - Brussels - 15th Century
Ceiling Grill - Frank Lloyd Wright - 1908
Art Deco cabinet - USA
Unknown Saint - from the Cathedral of Valladoid - Spain - 18th Century
I hope you enjoyed walking with me through the Met - more tomorrow ...