MetPublications is a portal to the Met’s comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met's founding in 1870. It will also include online publications.
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Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century
Along the Ancient Silk Routes: Central Asian Art from the West Berlin State Museums
(1982)Ancient Art in Miniature: Ancient Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky
(1987)Ancient Egyptian Representations of Turtles
(1968)Ancient Peruvian Mantles, 300 B.C.–A.D. 200
The Art of Ancient Egypt: A Resource for Educators
The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection
Art of the Ancient Near East: A Resource for Educators
Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley
Assyrian Origins: Discoveries at Ashur on the Tigris: Antiquities in the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin
(1995)Assyrian Reliefs and Ivories in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Palace Reliefs of Assurnasirpal II and Ivory Carvings from Nimrud
(1980)Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 4
Before Cortés: Sculpture of Middle America
Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Quasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz
Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200–750 A.D.
(2004)Cuneiform Texts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume I: Tablets, Cones, and Bricks of the Third and Second Millennia B.C.
(1988)Cuneiform Texts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume II: Literary and Scholastic Texts of the First Millennium B.C.
(2005)Cuneiform Texts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume III: Private Archive Texts from the First Millennium B.C.
Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids
(1999)Egyptian Wall Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection of Facsimiles
Essays on Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in Honor of Charles Kyrle Wilkinson
The Flame and the Lotus: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Kronos Collections
From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gifts for the Gods: Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples
The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843–1261
The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from The Peoples Republic of China
(1980)Greek Vase Painting
(1987)Guide to Provincial Roman and Barbarian Metalwork and Jewelry in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Guide to the Collections: Ancient Near Eastern Art
In the Presence of Kings: Royal Treasures from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Inscribed Hadra Vases in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jade in Ancient Costa Rica
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, Greece and Rome
(1987)Middle Kingdom Tomb Architecture at Lisht: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition
(2008)Migration Art, A.D. 300–800
The New York Obelisk, or, How Cleopatra's Needle Came to New York and What Happened When It Got Here
Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes: The Eugene V. Thaw and Other Notable New York Collections
The Orientation of Hieroglyphs. Part 1, Reversals
(1977)The Pyramid of Senwosret I
Re-Used Blocks from the Pyramid of Amenemhet I at Lisht
(1971)Roman Sarcophagi in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(1978)The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt
(1999)The Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 1, From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom
(1978)The Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675–1080 B.C.)
(1978)Silver Vessels of the Sasanian Period. Vol. 1, Royal Imagery
Spirit and Ritual: The Morse Collection of Ancient Chinese Art
Studies in Early Egyptian Glass
(1993)The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III
Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D.
Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art