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The lower section of the front cover of the Lorsch Gospels
Carolingian (Aachen)
about 810
Ivory
Victoria and Albert Museum
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BURIED TREASURES
by Thomas Hoving



The New York Times gave the show a smash review, but I’ll bet few people have bothered to see the medieval and early Renaissance treasures exhibition at the Metropolitan on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It’s going to be around until Aug. 17, 2008. Don’t miss it, for in the random potpourri there are two spectacular art treasures -- the finest of their kind on earth. Incidentally, the Times missed the best one.

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