· BY ·

Artful Gifts for Christians

Based on beautiful pieces in The Met collection, our crosses, sculptures, prints, and other delicate items make ideal gifts for those of deep Christian faith

The Met collection features countless artworks on Christian themes, dating from the earliest days of Christianity to the present. At The Met Store, we’ve taken inspiration from these depictions of crosses, Church motifs, the Virgin Mary, and Christ himself to offer products that Christians in your life will find especially meaningful.

For Fashionable Friends of Faith

Left: Grisaille panel (details). Made in Rouen, Normandy, France. White glass, pot-metal glass, and vitreous paint; 23 1/4 x 20 11/16 in.; ca. 1265. The Cloisters Collection, 1969 (69.236.2). Right: French Grisaille Panel Scarf, $128

 

Our scarf design recalls a beautiful grisaille panel at The Met Cloisters that was made in about 1265 in Rouen, France. Brightly colored yet elegantly patterned, the scarf is ideal for a casual afternoon, for a business meeting, or for Sunday services.

In stained-glass painting, grisaille refers to an ornamental nonfigurative design painted in black line on colorless glass. Grisaille windows developed after a prohibition on colored glass was issued by the Cistercian Order in 1134. By the 13th century, limited amounts of colored glass were re-introduced.

For Renaissance Men (and Women)

 

A reproduction of one of the most famous works in The Met collection makes a thoughtful gift for those who seek the Virgin’s grace. Originally in the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, Raphael’s Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints (ca. 1504) is a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance painting.

Our giclée print was made by the Museum’s Imaging Department at The Met Fifth Avenue, using high-resolution, professional ink-jet printers and archival, fine-art papers. These studio prints are of the highest quality, and our digital reproductions are carefully vetted by Met curators to ensure near-perfect fidelity to the original works of art.

For the Prayerful

 

 

A faithful reproduction of a bronze sculpture in the Museum’s collection, our Corpus of Christ delicately conveys Christ’s agony and pathos as he suffered on the cross. Those who wish to offer regular prayers as they contemplate the sacrifice Christ made for mankind will be moved this beautiful work.

The harrowing details have been recreated here from an original cast made in the early seventeenth century in the workshop of Giovanni Francesco Susini (ca. 1575–1653), off of a model Giovanni Bologna, called Giambologna (Flemish, ca. 1529–1608).

For the Jewelry Lover

Coptic Cross Rock Crystal Pendant Earrings, $125, and Necklace, $185

 

Made from fair-trade quartz mined in Brazil, our lovely necklace and earrings make a statement of faith for special occasions or everyday wear. Each piece features natural occlusions that catch the light just so, making for a subtle accent for any outfit.

The Egyptian Coptic Church was officially established in A.D. 538 and remains active today. Made between 500 and 700 A.D., a beautiful Coptic cross in The Met collection inspired our statement-making earrings in rock crystal. The original cross is thought to have been found in Egypt near a Christian church that is no longer standing. Rock crystal was a favored material for prized religious items, such as The Met’s rare and outstanding Coptic example.

For the Ecumenical Scholar

 

This catalogue accompanies the major exhibition that drew crowds from far and wide to The Met in 2016. A schoarly, beautifully illustrated volume, the book enhances any coffee table or bookshelf.

A multidisciplinary look at one of the medieval world’s most cosmopolitan cities, Jerusalem explores work from Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. Through insightful essays and nearly 200 works of art, this groundbreaking book explores the meaning of this sacred space to its many faiths, and its importance as a destination for tourists and pilgrims. It examines how Jerusalem sparked the creative imagination of residents and foreigners alike, providing both real and imagined views of the medieval city that served as the crossroads of the known world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Museum reserves the right to delete comments that it deems inappropriate for any reason. Comments are moderated and publication times may vary.

Copyright © 2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved. 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.
Terms & Conditions · Privacy