Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana)

Authored by Nicole Castellano

Commonly known as the Monkey Puzzle Tree. This is a 15 year old specimen in Planting Fields Arboretum. Originally from the Martin Viette Nursery.
Castellano, N. (2018). Araucaria Araucana, East Norwich, Planting Fields Arboretum, Brookville, NY.
Accession Number: A02-095
Found in the East Norwich Field of Planting Fields Arboretum.
It is the 95th tree planted in 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum Observation 1

Stavelot Triptych

Authored by Megan Duffy

Stavelot Triptych

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgium

Wood, copper and silver gilt, enamel, semi-precious stones

18 15/16 x 12 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (479 x 321 x 79 mm)

The two small panels in the center are Byzantine and date from the late 11th or early 12th century. The larger triptych which houses the Byzantine works is Mosan and dated 1156-1158.

Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910