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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    These lines which were probably added freehand provide a texture that animates the surface of the entire cross The numerous perforations create an intricate silhouette but also serve the practical function of conserving material and minimizing weight The shaft perhaps a later edition was riveted to the base The foliate decoration of the cross which simultaneously suggests birds and vegetation creates a complex pattern around the small cross at the center In Ethiopian art birds often serve as heralds of the Resurrection and their evocation here is therefore appropriate The multiple projections further strengthen the allusion to the rejuvenating power of the cross as their tendril like repetition conveys a sense of organic growth The additional presence of three smaller crosses at the terminal points of the object reiterates this idea the crosses spring like young buds from their supporting extensions 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 8 New York William Wright Gallery New York Walters Art Museum 1996 by purchase

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  • Processional Cross · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    archangels on the other The picture field consisting of a short armed cross is surrounded by an interlacing web terminating in small crosses The incised linear decoration accentuates the woven character of the design conveying the impression that individual bands pass over and under each other as they encircle the central panel The cross s incorporation of an image of the Virgin Mary whose veneration was formalized under Emperor Zär a Ya eqob reigned 1434 68 suggests that the object combined the functions of a processional cross and an icon Krestos Sämra a female saint who founded a monastery on Lake Tana in the mid 15th century often prayed holding a cross that featured a picture of the Virgin and Child By the 15th century the devotional function of icons had radically influenced the traditional design of the processional cross Exhibitions Ethiopian Art at The Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Realms of Faith Medieval and 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 Angels of Light Ethiopian Art from

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/37025/processional-cross-9/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Scroll with Angels and Talismans · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description This scroll was created in the eighteenth century for a woman named Marta Having once been possessed by a devil she had this prayer scroll made as a way to ward off evil Containing prayers against demons as well as talismans and a depiction of a guardian angel perhaps Phanuel who is invoked in one of the prayers the scroll was intended to be worn as an apotropaic device Ethiopian prayer scrolls were made to be the length of the person who commissioned them thereby protecting the owner from head to toe this one is 165 7 cm making Marta 5 5 tall Conservation Date Description Narrative 8 01 1985 Treatment re housed 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 James St Lawrence O Toole date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1978 by gift Credit Gift of Mr James St Lawrence O Toole 1978 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/1715/protective-scroll-with-angel/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Single leaf with Christ's entombment and resurrection · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    late fourteenth century the leaf contains two images from a prefatory cycle depicting the Passion of Christ which would have preceded the Gospels On the recto a shrouded Christ is carried to the tomb by Joseph and Nicodemus The verso depicts the resurrected Christ accompanied by the Archangel Michael appearing before Mary Magdalene St John and St Peter Intact Gospel books with comparable image cycles such as that at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1998 66 and the J Pierpont Morgan Library Ms M828 demonstrate that these two images likely fell between depictions of the Crucifixion and the Ascension 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 Mr and Mrs Joseph Knopfelmacher New York before 1996 date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1996 by gift Credit Gift of Mr and Mrs Joseph Knopfelmacher 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 late 14th century Solomonic Medium ink and pigments on heavy darkened

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/11176/single-leaf-with-christs-entombment-and-resurrection-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Single leaf with Saint Luke · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Art Birmingham Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Museum of Biblical Art New York 2006 2007 Provenance Mr and Mrs Joseph Knopfelmacher New York Walters Art Museum 1996 by gift Credit Gift of Mr and Mrs Joseph Knopfelmacher 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 late 14th

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/35495/single-leaf-with-saint-luke-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • The Virgin and Child with Archangels, Scenes from the Life of Christ, and Saints · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    imagery In paintings based on this icon the Christ Child typically sits on the Virgin s left arm while holding a book in his left hand Mary crossing her arms in front of Christ holds a cloth in her left hand and extends the elongated fingers of her right hand toward the ground As with the original Roman painting the hood of Mary s cloak often bears a cross This triptych is a fine example of the work of a group of Ethiopian painters that apparently specialized in producing icons based on the Roman prototype Yet in their panels as can be seen here the western model assumes a new form with Mary s cloak stretching out in either direction to embrace the scene of Christ Teaching the Apostles below Umbrella like Mary appears as both the protector and personification of the church The paintings of this school typically combine large figures across the top of all three panels with smaller figures below These painters also made extensive use of blue grounds and added fine linear details in black ink Exhibitions Ethiopian Art at The Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Realms of Faith Medieval and 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 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 Lost and Found The Secrets of Archimedes The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2011 2012 Provenance Knopfelmacher Collection New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Knopfelmacher 12 William Wright Gallery New York date and mode of acquisition

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/27152/the-virgin-and-child-with-archangels-scenes-from-the-life-of-christ-and-saints/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Triptych with Mary and Her Son, Archangels, Scenes from Life of Christ and Saints · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    white and black bands on the wings which is rare in Ethiopian art creates a bold pattern that serves as a background for Christ and the saints The victorious resurrected Christ seen at the upper right holds in his hand a processional cross 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 New York date and mode of acquisition unknown William Wright Gallery New York date and mode of acquisition unknown 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 early 16th century Solomonic Medium tempera on wood Painting Drawing Accession Number 36 6 Measurements Closed H 10 1 2 x W 7 7 8 x D 1 1 16 in 26 7 x 20 x 2 65 cm Open H 10 1 2

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/30807/triptych-with-mary-and-her-son-archangels-scenes-from-life-of-christ-and-saints/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Triptych with Virgin and Child Flanked by Archangels; Scenes from the Life of Christ; Apostles and Saint George and Saint Mercurius · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    dominate the center scene The large watchful eyes always powerful in Ethiopian icons are especially impressive here as are the fine details of the speckled and jeweled robes The resurrected Christ seen at the upper left holds a small cross and the hands of Adam and Eve as symbols of victory over death Exhibitions Ethiopian Art at The Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Highlights from the Collection The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1998 2001 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 Washington D C date and mode of acquisition unkonwn Nooter 20 2 Walters Art Museum 1996 by purchase Credit Museum purchase the W Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund 1996 from the Nancy and Robert Nooter Collection 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 17th century early 18th century Late Solomonic Medium tempera on wood Painting Drawing Accession Number 36 7 Measurements Center panel H 15 1

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/30381/triptych-with-virgin-and-child-flanked-by-archangels-scenes-from-the-life-of-christ-apostles-and-saint-george-and-saint-mercurius/ (2016-02-18)
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