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  • Garden Furniture — Dumbarton Oaks
    iron lead or aluminum Pieces were scaled and shaped to fit within their chosen niche and were sometimes placed for a view and at other times nestled for privacy often within the curve of a wall or slope Document Actions Print this Share Next Garden Bench Urn Terrace Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Furniture Garden Bench Urn Terrace Loggia Seats Pair Swimming Pool Loggia Bliss Tomb and Finalities Plaque Rose Garden Quod Severis Metes Bench Rose Garden Garden Bench Rose Garden Garden Benches 5 Green Garden Backless Benches Pair Beech Terrace Arbor and Trellis Pebble Garden Two Friends Garden Benches 2 Forsythia Dell William and Caroline Phillips Garden Bench Fairview Hill Garden Bench Arbor Terrace Double Bench and Railing Arbor Terrace Swing Seat East Lawn Area near Terrior Column Chairs 3 and Table Ensemble East Lawn Area Garden Bench Fountain Terrace Garden Bench Plum Walk Arbor Garden Seat Orchard Garden Seats 4 Herbaceous Border Rustic Bench Lilac Circle Garden Bench Mélisande s Allée Garden Ornaments Trees Inscriptions Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle

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  • Ornaments — Dumbarton Oaks
    house collection and drawings sent to her by Parisian designer Armand Albert Rateau As the Blisses were often away in the early design years Farrand developed a number of mock ups or dummies for their approval Within the Dumbarton Oaks archives a multitude of drawings and photographs show design ideas that were altered or rejected In later years Ruth Havey added much of the ornament that enriches the garden s design today Document Actions Print this Share Next Ornamental Urn on Columnar Pedestal Urn Terrace Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Furniture Garden Ornaments Ornamental Urn on Columnar Pedestal Urn Terrace Ornamental Vase and Flowers Pair Fountain Terrace Pan Sculpture Lover s Lane Pool Basket of Flowers Ornaments Four Green Garden Vases Pair North Vista Pier Finials 4 North Vista Terrior Column East Lawn Columns with Urns 15 Lovers Lane Pool Pepper Pot Vase Swimming Pool Loggia Ornamental Vases Pair South Lawn Ornamental Vases Mated Pair South Lawn Court Beauty Sphinxes Pair Orangery Boat Basket Finial Urn Terrace Trees Inscriptions Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in

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  • Trees — Dumbarton Oaks
    to the nineteenth century and still survive today Mildred Bliss was especially sensitive to this element of the garden and wrote trees are noble elements to be protected by successive generations and not to be neglected or lightly destroyed As the garden s design evolved Bliss and Farrand both worked around and highlighted existing tree specimens adding native and introduced species to the mixture Document Actions Print this Share Next Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura tree East Lawn Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Furniture Garden Ornaments Trees Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura tree East Lawn Acer palmatum Japanese Maple East Lawn Cedrus deodara Deodar Cedar East Lawn Quercus alba White Oak East Lawn Liquidambar styraciflua American Sweetgum Mélissande s Allée Prunus x blireana Blireana Plum Plum Walk Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino Cherry Cherry Hill Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbeam Ellipse Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree Fairview Hill Inscriptions Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in the Greenhouse Feb 08 2016 Orchids blooming in the Greenhouse Feb 05 2016

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  • Inscriptions — Dumbarton Oaks
    House Inscription in the Catalogue House at the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Catalogue House Read More Wisteria Arbor Inscription in the Wisteria Arbor at the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Wisteria Arbor Read More Swimming Pool Inscription at the Swimming Pool of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Swimming Pool Read More Star Garden Inscription at the Star Garden of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Star Garden Read More Pebble Garden Inscription at the Pebble Garden of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Pebble Garden Read More Green Garden Inscription at the Green Garden of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Green Garden Read More Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Inscription Beatrix Farrand Gardens Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Furniture Garden Ornaments Trees Inscriptions Catalogue House Wisteria Arbor Swimming Pool Star Garden Pebble Garden Green Garden Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in the Greenhouse Feb 08 2016 Orchids blooming in the Greenhouse Feb 05 2016 Garden Blog More Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington

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  • Contact Us — Dumbarton Oaks
    Email SheerP doaks org Phone 202 339 6978 Fax 202 339 6426 Guided Tours Email tours doaks org Fax 202 339 6419 Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Contact Us Museum Staff Photographic Services Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Online Publications Museum Volunteer Opportunities Museum Shop Follow Us Newsletter Dumbarton Oaks Research

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  • Museum Staff — Dumbarton Oaks
    for Byzantine Sigillography Joseph Mills Photographer Cécile Morrisson Consultant for Byzantine Numismatics Juan Antonio Murro Assistant Curator Pre Columbian Collection Jonathan Shea Post Doctoral Associate in Byzantine Sigillography and Numismatics Patti Sheer Museum Shop Manager Laura Symcak Docent Coordinator Elizabeth Williams Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Byzantine Art History Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Contact Us Museum Staff Photographic Services Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection

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  • History of the Byzantine Collection — Dumbarton Oaks
    Tyler The Blisses began acquiring Byzantine art in the early 1920s and were able to lend important objects to the first major international special exhibition of Byzantine art in Paris in 1931 During this decade they became interested in Early Byzantine jewelry and Early and Middle Byzantine liturgical objects However they also acquired Roman artworks Islamic ceramics and textiles and small scale artworks from various prehistoric and ancient cultures After deciding in 1936 to give Dumbarton Oaks its buildings gardens art and books to Harvard University sometime during their lifetimes the Blisses begin aggressively to acquire Byzantine objects some of which are the best pieces in the Byzantine Collection Between 1936 and 1940 when they made their gift of Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard they acquired a remarkable 153 Byzantine objects With the construction in 1939 40 of the Byzantine Gallery built to the Blisses design by the Washington architect Thomas T Waterman as the showcase for their Byzantine art the Blisses moved beyond the private collectors passion to the prescient establishment of a specialized collection that appealed equally to the amateur and research scholar After 1940 the Blisses continued to build the Byzantine Collection with the same enthusiasm that had

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  • Coin and Seal Collections — Dumbarton Oaks
    were published together with the Whittemore Collection of the Fogg Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts in five catalogue volumes covering coins from 491 to 1453 Volume I by Alfred R Bellinger volumes II and III by Philip Grierson appeared in 1966 1968 and 1973 volume IV 1081 1261 by Michael F Hendy and volume V 1261 1453 by Philip Grierson were both published in 1999 completing the series In addition there is a considerable collection of late Roman coins of the fourth century the gold and silver coins were published in Dumbarton Oaks Papers 18 1964 A substantial number of late Roman medallions was published in Dumbarton Oaks Papers 12 1958 and 50 1996 A catalogue of the late fourth and fifth century coins 395 491 was published by Philip Grierson and Melinda Mays in 1992 The collection continues to be enlarged Among these recent acquisitions about 150 Arab byzantine transitional coins struck in Syria Palestine and Egypt in the seventh century have been published by Clive Foss with a historical introduction and synthesis Some 900 uncatalogued acquisitions will be made accessible on an online database in the near future Seal Collection BZS 1951 31 5 51 Seal of Romanos I Lekapenos 931 944 The 13 000 lead seals at Dumbarton Oaks together with the Fogg collection of 4 000 seals which are temporarily on loan to Dumbarton Oaks form the largest and most comprehensive collection of Byzantine lead seals in the world Six catalogue volumes have now appeared in print five on geographical seals by Nicolas Oikonomides John Nesbitt and Eric McGeer and one on imperial and patriarchal seals by John Nesbitt The Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue continues the work started in the printed volumes by publishing the collection online In this way we can provide access to this unrivalled

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