2024 Star, Snowflake, and Angel Tree Onament Set

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Description

An art ornament set inspired by The Met collection.

Our golden star and silvery snowflake ornaments celebrate two spectacular shields in The Met's Arms and Armor collection. Our 2024 star honors a spectacular German shield belonging to a small 16th-century garniture (a suit with modifiable elements) forged for the Elizabethan courtier Sir John Smythe (1534–1607). The original shield is stamped with a mark consisting of the letter "A" within a pearled circle on the interior. The exterior is wonderfully etched and gilded, with cartouches featuring allegorical figures of Fortune, Justice, and Fortitude.

This year's snowflake adapts the magnificent detailing on an Indian shield, or dhál. Forged in the 19th century, the shield boasts an extraordinary example of the koftgari technique, also known as "false" or "counterfeit" damascening—a term alluding to the Syrian capital of Damascus and the apparent Eastern origins of this technique. While "true" damascening is a complex inlaying process requiring careful undercutting and hammering, the Museum's shield boasts impressive decoration achieved with greater ease: eye-catching designs in gold and silver foil or wire cover a crosshatched steel base.

Our Angel Tree Ornament depicts an elegant late 18th–early 19th-century angel from The Met's celebrated Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche. This popular Museum installation features an 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity scene at the base of the tree, with a host of exquisitely carved and dressed angels soaring in the branches above the Holy Family. The decoration and illumination of this majestic tree is a cherished annual event of the holiday season. This limited-edition ornament trio was produced exclusively for the 2024 holiday season.

An art ornament set inspired by The Met collection.

Our golden star and silvery snowflake ornaments celebrate two spectacular shields in The Met's Arms and Armor collection. Our 2024 star honors a spectacular German shield belonging to a small 16th-century garniture (a suit with modifiable elements) forged for the Elizabethan courtier Sir John Smythe (1534–1607). The original shield is stamped with a mark consisting of the letter "A" within a pearled circle on the interior. The exterior is wonderfully etched and gilded, with cartouches featuring allegorical figures of Fortune, Justice, and Fortitude.

This year's snowflake adapts the magnificent detailing on an Indian shield, or dhál. Forged in the 19th century, the shield boasts an extraordinary example of the koftgari...See More

Details
  • Set of 3 ornaments
  • Star: 18K gold overlay; includes gold cord for hanging; 3 1/8''H x 3 1/8''W
  • Snowflake: Silver overlay; includes silver cord for hanging; 3''H x 2 1/2''W
  • Angel: Matte gold overlay; includes gold ribbon for hanging; 3''H x 2 3/4''W
  • Gift boxed
  • Polish with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in the USA
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