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  • Dagger for the Left Hand · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    sword belt and worn on the right hip with the sword on the left Following the new tactics in swordsmanship of the late 1500s the dagger was wielded by the left hand with a light sword or rapier in the right New forms evolved to accommodate this parrying function long crossguards a side ring and prongs parallel to the blade to protect the fingers and catch or block an opponent s sword This type of dagger with its large triangular convex guard with a raised rim to deflect the opponent s blade was developed in Spain but produced in Italy in the mid 1600s to accompany cup hilted rapiers such as Walters 51 501 Like the rapiers they were intricately decorated with chiseling and piercing Provenance Sale American Art Association New York November 8 1921 Hollingworth Magniac 1786 1867 Colworth Bedford date of acquisition unknown by purchase Charles Magniac Colworth 1867 by inheritance Sale Christie s London July 2 or 4 1892 no 1009 Samuel H Austin Philadelphia date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale New York February 24 1917 no 596 Harding 1917 mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1917 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931

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  • Dagger from the Gun Set of Mahmud I · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    damascened with gold wire a technique called koftgari to create foliate patterns and two partly legible Turkish couplet inscriptions Two long sections of the blade are cut through so that the middle section stands free and ends in a triangular leaf shaped section studded with gems The grip guard and pommel are gilded silver set emeralds and rubies and engraved with abstract designs Conservation Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination Examined cleaned 12 31 1969 Treatment Examined cleaned 6 04 1987 Treatment repaired 10 03 2001 Treatment cleaned Exhibitions Pearls on a String Artists Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Asian Art Museum San Francisco 2015 2016 Provenance Robert S Pardo Istanbul purchased by Henry Walters Baltimore 1903 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Transcription 2 partly legible Turkish couplets Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1903 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Islamic Artist Period 1145 AH AD 1732 33 Ottoman Medium steel with gold wire gilded silver rubies or spinels emeralds or beryls Arms Armor Accession Number 51 76 Measurements L 11 3 4 W 1 3 4 D 11 16 in 29 8 4 4 1 7 cm Geographies Turkey Place of Origin Location Within Museum Centre Street First Floor Pearls on a String Artists Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts Tags steel gold rubies beryls armor weapons islamic turkey dagger rifle Add A New Tag Related Objects Pen Box from the Gun Set of Mahmud I Title ca 1732 Ottoman Period 51 78 Accession Penholder and Reed Pen from the Gun

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/7477/dagger-from-a-rifle-set/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Dagger Handle · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    in relief with arabesque designs of interlacing foliage scrolls Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 01 1945 Treatment cleaned 10 03 2001 Treatment cleaned Provenance Michel Boy Paris by purchase Sale Hotel Drouot Paris May 15 1905 no 337 Henry Walters Baltimore 1905 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1905 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/19971/dagger-handle/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Dagger with Pine, Plum, and Bamboo on the Fittings · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Transcription Bizen Osafune corroded Tenmon go Transcription Masaharu tsukuru Translation of Osafune Bizen province Tenmon 5 1536 Translation Made by Masaharu Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creators Bizen School Japanese Metalworker Kajita Masaharu Japanese

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/566/dagger-with-pine-plum-and-bamboo-on-the-fittings/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Dagger with Quail Amidst Rice Stalks · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions kato kashichi haru Translation Inoue Motonaga saku Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Katô Jûkashichi Japanese 18th 19th century Metalworker Period 18th 19th century Edo Medium wood gold lacquer gilded copper abalone shell Arms Armor Accession Number 51 1166

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/8945/dagger-with-quail-amidst-rice-stalks/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Dagger with Seashells on the Sheath · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Saneyo Translation Made by Saneyo Translation unread Irie Saneyo Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creators Metal fittings by Irie Sadayoshi Japanese ca 1825 1875 Metalworker Saneyo Japanese Metalworker Period 1825 1875 late Edo Meiji Muromachi Medium steel gold dark brown lacquer ray skin sea shell

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/1720/dagger-with-seashells-on-the-sheath/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Elephant Goad · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Elephant Goad Description Provenance Credit Description Elephant trainers used goads in this traditional shape to direct their animals Provenance Lockwood De Forest Collection Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1911 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23102/elephant-goad/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Flask for Priming Power with the Justice of Trajan · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    only son had been murdered and she was unable to obtain justice Having established the truth of her story Trajan satisfied her appeal His concern for justice was admired in his own and later times A pennant with the Habsburg imperial double headed eagle carried here by one of the emperor s guards is meant to suggest that the Habsburgs as Holy Roman Emperors are the political descendants of the ancient Roman emperors and are as concerned with justice as was Trajan The use of a finely wrought relief for a flask suggests that it was meant as a present given the imagery perhaps even for the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor Charles V 1500 1558 The relief also exists as an independent plaque and the same artist made other plaques but his name remains unknown Provenance Freiherr Adalbert von Lanna 1867 1909 Prague von Lanna Sale Berlin 1909 part II Miller von Aicholz Vienna date and mode of acquisition unknown Castiglione Vienna date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale Amsterdam 1925 S J Whawell London date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale Sotheby s London May 3 6 1927 lot 295 Henri Daguerre Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/15217/flask-for-priming-power-with-the-justice-of-trajan/ (2016-02-18)
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