On Friday, May 9, 1913, the ship La France steamed into New York Harbor carrying William Henry Riggs, a wealthy American and lifelong collector of arms and armor. In this blog post, discover the history of his impressive collection and the Museum acquired one of the greatest collections of its day. | Armor Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Printed in Dean, 95.
The following artwork depicts the Prophet Mohammed (riding the horse) receiving the submission of the Banu Nadir, a Jewish tribe he defeated at Medina. From the Jami’al-Tawarikh, dated 1314-15. In the Nour Foundation’s Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, London.
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Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin and Johannes Scarf, Various flowering plants, 1792. (Photo: Natural History Museum, London/ Science Photo Library/ Courtesy Plant: Exploring the Botanical World, Phaidon 2016)