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  • Gun Shield · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    for firing guns were made by smiths who made locks for doors or chests A door lock by Henry VIII s master locksmith is in the Collector s Study Conservation The shield is made of two layers of wood slats positioned at right angles to one another Both sides of the wood core are covered with a coated plain weave textile possibly hemp The front is then covered with 12 triangular wedges of iron steel plate Each has a teardrop shaped lobe in the center The gun barrel is fitted through the center of the shield A flat plate holds it in place but a center boss is missing from the front The rear is covered overall with yellow twill weave wool A semicircular red wool arm pad is applied over the yellow on the lower rear Unwoven fiber padding is present under the arm pad The textile edges are all held by linen tape secured with dome headed tacks The perimeter of the shield each plate and the missing boss were edged with a now missing fringe or trim Thick accumulations of fiber are present under the nail heads Remains of three leather straps are located around the rear perimeter Two align with holding the shield with the left arm left strap lower and longer right strap higher and shorter The third is at center top The strap ends appear to be originally held a single large T shaped nail Some have been lost and replaced A grill for sighting is present above the gun The pan is attached by a curved support secured to the lower edge of the shield The support is large enough for the left arm to pass through The pistol is breech loading A serpentine would lower the light match into a hole in

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/29199/gun-shield/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Halberd for the Guard of Emperor Maximilian II · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    1 Previous Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Halberd for the Guard of Emperor Maximilian II Description Provenance Inscription Credit Description The blade is etched with plant designs surrounding the crowned double headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece a military order established by the dukes of Burgundy revered ancestors of the Habsburgs and the Latin motto The Lord will provide This halberd dated 1571 is one of those produced for members of the imperial bodyguard on the occasion of the wedding of Archduke Karl II of Austria brother of Emperor Maximilian II and uncle of Archduke Albert Provenance Guard of Emperor Maximilian II 1527 1576 Haden Sale April 26 1911 no 249 Sale American Art Association New York November 14 1921 no 103 Henry Walters Baltimore 1921 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Transcription The Lord will provide Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1921 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 Hans Stromai of Augsburg Artist German Artist Period 1571 Renaissance Medium steel copper alloy wooden

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/13928/halberd-for-the-guard-of-emperor-maximilian-ii/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Helmet Engraved with Floral Patterns and Arabesques · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    preparation for re installation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination Cleaned 12 31 1969 Treatment Examined cleaned 10 03 2001 Treatment cleaned Provenance Armory of Constantinople D Orville date and mode of acquisition unknown Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1911 Download Image Add to Collection

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/10151/helmet-engraved-with-floral-patterns-and-arabesques/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Helmet Inscribed with Arabesques · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Inscribed with Arabesques Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description The wearer of this helmet would have been protected by the sturdy steel cap and nasal the thin section that slid down over the nose and by the chain mail around the face and neck Further protection for the Muslim warrior who may have been a cavalryman was provided by the inscription now largely effaced at the cap s lower edge It is part of a verse from the Qur an that ends God is all hearing all knowing Sura al Baqara chapter 2 verse 256 The overall arabesque or scrollwork design above the inscription is another common decorative motif on Islamic armor Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 01 2001 Treatment cleaned other 10 03 2001 Treatment cleaned Exhibitions Again Arms and Armor Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1940 Exhibition of Persian Art Iranian Institute New York 1940 Provenance Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 by purchase 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 start your own collections Creator Iranian Artist

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/5582/helmet-inscribed-with-arabesques/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Helmet with Fluting and Flat turned-in Rim · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    edges Surfaces could be decorated by vertical fluting and etched patterns of scrolls and floral motifs Exhibitions Again Arms and Armor Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1940 Provenance Arsenal of Constantinople date and mode of acquisition unknown Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1911 Download

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23619/helmet-with-fluting-and-flat-turned-in-rim/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Helmet with Incised Arcade Design · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    License Helmet with Incised Arcade Design Exhibitions Provenance Credit Exhibitions Exhibition of Persian Art Iranian Institute New York 1940 Provenance Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest 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

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/24532/helmet-with-incised-arcade-design/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Helmet with Neck Guard of Mail and Nose Guard · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description Helmets like this that have preserved their original chain mail aventail or face and neck covering have been likened to masks that conceal the face and create a sense of mystery Their primary function however was to protect the wearer Islamic helmets often were decorated with inscriptions that invoke God s power and blessing Sometimes as here the writing cannot be easily deciphered and may even be meaningless the presence of letter like designs was evidently regarded as sufficient protection Exhibitions Again Arms and Armor Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1940 World of Wonder The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1971 1972 Masks Faces of Culture Saint Louis Art Museum St Louis The Field Museum Chicago The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Houston 1999 2000 Provenance Arsenal of Constantinople d Orville date and mode of acquisition unknown Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 by purchase 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 start your own collections Creators Iranian Artist Turkish Artist

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/14181/helmet-with-neck-guard-of-mail-and-nose-guard/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Horse Peytral with Flame-Like Apertures · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Explore Object Creative Commons License Horse Peytral with Flame Like Apertures Provenance Credit Provenance Joseph Kindig York Pennsylvania date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum November 14 1972 by purchase Credit Museum purchase 1972 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 German Artist Period ca 1510 Renaissance Medium steel

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/12748/horse-peytral-with-flame-like-apertures/ (2016-02-18)
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