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  • Prayer Scroll with Archangel Michael and Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    connection between scroll and owner that enhanced the object s efficacy Each scroll included a mixture of prayers spells and images that aided in the healing process and were specific to the person s condition Scrolls were generally rolled and worn by their owners until the desired effect was achieved Exhibitions Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/36873/prayer-scroll-with-archangel-michael-and-cross/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Prayer Scroll with Case · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Views Explore Object Creative Commons License Prayer Scroll with Case Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description Clerics known as dabtara specialized in the creation of prayer scrolls like this for people suffering from curses or physical afflictions The length of the scroll was custom made to match the height of its owner creating a physical connection between scroll and owner that enhanced the object s efficacy Each scroll included a mixture of prayers spells and images that aided in the healing process and were specific to the person s condition Scrolls were generally rolled and worn by their owners until the desired effect was achieved Exhibitions Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Museum of Biblical Art New York 2006 2007 Provenance Dr John R and Rose Mary Iddings Glen Arm Maryland date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2001 by gift Credit Gift of Dr John R and Rose Mary Iddings 2001 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 Ethiopian Artist Period late 19th early

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/19090/prayer-scroll-with-case/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    ribbon work fills the boundary between this frame and the circular shapes of the interior Fine linear decoration completes the design and accentuates the delicate appearance of the composition At the outside edges of the terminal points of the cross intertwining lines end in serpentine curves The snake like forms assume a more distinct shape on either side of the looping brackets that secure the cross to its base Such details possibly incorporate references to the brazen serpent of Moses as described in the Book of Numbers 21 4 9 In the wake of a devastating plague of poisonous snakes God instructed the Israelites to erect a brass serpent upon a pole Because gazing upon this object was believed to cure those bitten Christians interpreted the brazen serpent as a prefiguration of the redemptive cross of Christ The three large crosses at the terminal positions appear to emerge plant like from the diamond shaped supports that connect them to the frame The organic shape of these details alludes to the sprouting leaves of the Tree of Paradise an object with which the cross was often associated The perforated crosses that flank the shaft would have secured the fabric with which the cross was dressed for processions The intricate patterns and brilliant execution make this object one of the most important crosses to exist outside of Ethiopia Exhibitions Ethiopian Art at The Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Art that Heals The Image as Medicine in Ethiopia Museum for African Art New York The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1997 Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Museum of Biblical Art New York 2006 2007 Provenance Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection Nooter 20 20 Washington D C

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/4545/processional-cross/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    material The high degree of perforation creating a radiating lattice of crosses would have been difficult to achieve in any other medium Because of its inherent strength bronze was ideally suited to this kind of treatment The design is rigorously geometric dominated by the interaction of circular and cruciform shapes The curving ribbons enclosing the central cross differentiate this space from the concentric rings around it The central cross therefore remains the focus of the object and is further distinguished by its open work construction The many small crosses radiating from the hub of this wheel like form allude to the symbolic regenerative properties of the cross The form of this wheel cross is common to the province of Lasta site of the churches of Lalibala Exhibitions Ethiopian Art at The Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Museum of Biblical Art New York 2006 2007 Provenance Knopfelmacher Collection Knopfelmacher 12 New York William Wright Gallery New York Walters Art Museum 1996 by purchase Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the W Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund 1996

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/5913/processional-cross-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Object Creative Commons License Processional Cross Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description The body of this piece is constructed of a pattern of interlocking circles The incised lines at the intersection of vertical and horizontal elements create thirteen small crosses out of the interlaced design of the body Three larger crosses spring forth at the top and terminal ends of the cross defining the cruciform shape of the entire object The complicated interlace design is found in Ethiopian manuscript illumination associated with the Stephanite order at the end of the 15th century Exhibitions Realms of Faith Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2002 2005 Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Museum of Biblical Art New York 2006 2007 Provenance S Belay Nancy and Robert Nooter Collection Washington D C 1988 Walters Art Museum 1997 by gift Credit Gift of Nancy and Robert Nooter 1997 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 Ethiopian Artist Period 15th century Solomonic

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/16014/processional-cross-4/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2001 2002 Realms of Faith Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2002 2005 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore 1925 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1925 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23287/processional-cross-5/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    cross is therefore composed of three separate pieces that have been riveted to the shaft The two lower arms supported the fabric dressing required for all processional crosses Their attachment to the transverse arms of the main cross which was considerably wider than its predecessors stabilized the entire object The front of the cross features Our Lady Mary with her Son Saint George Saint Täklä Haymanot and a prostrate donor The back depicts the Crucifixion the Entombment the Resurrection and two unidentified saints Täklä Haymanot ca 1214 1313 one of the most important monastic saints in Ethiopia appears here with a broken leg an injury he sustained during extended hours standing at prayer Before Täklä Haymanot is the cross s patron who assumes the prostrate position reserved for donor figures The presence of the patron demonstrates that the cross was commissioned as a votive object and was perhaps presented to one of the many churches in the vicinity of Gondar Exhibitions Ethiopian Art at The Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Museum of Biblical Art New York 2006

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/25894/processional-cross-6/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Processional Cross Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description This rare early cross is composed of two central crosses enclosed within a pear shaped frame A similar pear shaped cross in Addis Ababa capital of modern Ethiopia has at its center the crucified Christ reflecting the larger meaning of the pear shape as a type of mandorla almond shaped halo used to glorify images of the Lord Exhibitions Ethiopian Art at The Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Art that Heals The Image as Medicine in Ethiopia Museum for African Art New York The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1997 Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Museum of Biblical Art New York 2006 2007 Provenance Knopfelmacher Collection Knopfelmacher 1 New York William Wright Gallery New York Walters Art Museum 1996 by purchase Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the W Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund 1996 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 Ethiopian Artist Period 12th 13th century Medieval Medium

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/28734/processional-cross-7/ (2016-02-18)
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