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  • Two Ethiopian Prayer Books copied together · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and was copied for Gäbrä Giyorgis Although it has long been considered to be a work of the sixteenth century the scribe s hand suggests a later date perhaps in the eighteenth century The date 1308AH 1890 91CE given on the verso of the second flyleaf could be for the Arabic notes of the two leaves Evidence of its long life and variety of users comes in the form of notes scribbled on the flyleaves with Arabic in two hands covering the front two flyleaves and notes in French and English on the back flyleaf Provenance Made in north central Ethiopia 18th century for Gäbrä Giyorgis fols 14v 20v 24r and passim Joseph Dietrich Alexandria VA date and mode of acquisition unknown Mr Gene Guerny date of acquisition unknown otained from Joseph Dietrich Walters Art Museum 1997 by gift Credit Gift of Gene Guerny 1997 Download PDF 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 18th century Medium ink and pigments on thick often coarse parchment with hair still visible on many folios

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/4471/two-ethiopian-prayer-books-copied-together/ (2016-02-18)
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  • A Bodhisattva · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Himalayan regions This six armed bodhisattva carrying a bow and arrow might be a form of Avalokiteshvara Provenance Bharany Gallery New Delhi India date and mode of acquisition unknown John and Berthe Ford Baltimore August 1974 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2006 by gift Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford 2006 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/22580/a-bodhisattva/ (2016-02-18)
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  • A Buddha · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    the creation of a body with rounded volumes This Buddha may not be Shakyamuni but one of the cosmic Buddhas Ratnasambhava associated with the south Provenance Thomas Downes Washington D C date and mode of acquisition unknown John and Berthe Ford Baltimore May 15 1968 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2006 by gift Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford 2006 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/30513/a-buddha/ (2016-02-18)
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  • A Buddhist Votive Tablet · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    at the Bodhgaya temple Around the edge is an often repeated text stating that Shakyamuni taught how mental phenomena arise and how they can be eliminated Exhibitions Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art Asia Society New York 2010 Provenance B N Bharwy New Delhi date and mode of acquisition unknown John and Berthe Ford Baltimore February 1977 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2008 by gift Inscriptions front back Credit Gift

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/40885/a-buddhist-votive-tablet/ (2016-02-18)
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  • A Deer Hunt · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    but a lady of the court indulging in a nocturnal adventure This must have been a memorable event with its own special mood which the court artist was asked to preserve Exhibitions Rotation Asian 11 2013 02 2014 2013 2014 Provenance Jegdish Mittal Hyderabad India date and mode of acquisition unknown John and Berthe Ford Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2000 by gift Credit Gift

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  • A Fighting Titan · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    demon is shown not just as a conquered enemy but as a devotee to be struck by Durga s discus is actually a blessing Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 2001 2003 Provenance Edward King date and mode of

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/7790/a-fighting-titan/ (2016-02-18)
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  • A Lady at Her Toilette · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    in Takri script at the top of the red border reads foot ornament 1 This painting might have been the first in a sequence depicting the stages of dressing a beauty beginning with her foot and ending with her head Exhibitions Rotation Asian 11 2013 02 2014 2013 2014 Provenance John and Berthe Ford Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2001 by gift Credit Gift of

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/29589/a-lady-at-her-toilette/ (2016-02-18)
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  • A Lineage Painting with Sange Yarjon · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Yarjon third abbot of the Taklung monastery Sange Yarjon belonged to the Kagyu sect which was established in the 11th century Key figures include the Buddha Vajradhara top left ultimate source of the teaching Marpa above the rocks between Vajradhara and Sange Yarjon a founder of the Kagyu sect and Tashipel top center who established the Taklung monastery The officiator at the ceremony of consecration bottom left may be Sange Yarjon s successor In style the painting continues the Indian tradition with the figures placed in small caves surrounded by geometrical rocks Exhibitions Desire and Devotion Art from India Nepal and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 2001 2003 Mirror of the Buddha Rubin Museum of Art New York 2011 2012 Rotation Asian 11 2013 02 2014 2013 2014 Provenance Stuart Perrin New York date and mode of acquisition unknown John and Berthe Ford Baltimore February 1994 by purchase Inscriptions Tibetan front back JF tr of back publ Alb Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/22472/a-lineage-painting-with-sange-yarjon/ (2016-02-18)
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