NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM EXPLORES RARE LUXURY BOOKS OF THE MIDDLE AGES
Magnificent Gems: Medieval Treasure Bindings
September 8 through January 7, 2018
Pierpont Morgan , the found ing benefactor of t he Morgan Library & Museum, was drawn to the beauty of gems. He acquired and later gave away large collections of valuable stones, including the legendary Star Sapphire of India to New York’s Am erican Museum of Natural History. He also b ecame fascinated wi th medieval manuscripts bound in jewel-laden covers.