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  • Alexander Helios · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    would make daily offerings at the shrine as well as more ceremonial offerings on important occasions This small figurine was found together with five others Walters 54 752 54 748 54 751 54 750 and 54 749 in a lararium at Boscoreale the site of a Roman villa near Pompeii A Genius or priest stood before the household deities Isis Fortuna Mercury a seated Jupiter Alexander Helios and a standing Jupiter These were divinities the family particularly venerated for the continuing good fortune of the household Conservation Date Description Narrative 5 04 1982 Examination examined for condition Exhibitions Pompeii and The Roman Villa National Gallery of Art Washington Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles 2008 2009 Provenance De Prisco Boscoreale Canessa 1906 by excavation Henry Walters Baltimore and New York 1906 by purchase Sadie Jones Mrs Henry Walters New York 1931 by inheritance Sale Joseph Brummer New York 1943 Walters Art Museum 1943 by purchase Credit Museum purchase formerly part of the Walters Collection 1943 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 Roman Artist Period 1st century Medium cast

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  • Amphora with Bacchic Scenes · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    attached The inscription reads A V S D MER votum solvit deo mercurio dedication to Mercury Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination cleaned examined for loan stabilized Exhibitions Early Christian and Byzantine Art Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1947 Provenance Found at Entrains near Dijon 1921 Joseph Brummer New York Henry Walters Baltimore date of acquisition unknown by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Transcription On

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  • Amphora with Stamped and Incised Decoration · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Incised Decoration Description Provenance Credit Description This amphora displays a row of centaurs above a row of buds on the shoulder Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection 1902 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add

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  • Amulet of Mithras Slaying the Bull, and the God Abraxas · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    was restricted to men and was especially popular with soldiers in Rome and on the northern frontier during the 2nd and 3rd centuries According to the Persian myth the sun god sent his messenger the raven to Mithras and ordered him to sacrifice the primeval white bull At the moment of its death the bull became the moon and Mithras s cloak became the sky stars and planets From the bull also came the first ears of grain and all the other creatures on earth This scene of sacrifice central to Mithraism is called the Tauroctony and is represented as taking place in a cave observed by Luna the moon god and Sol the invincible Sun god with whom he became associated in Roman times Mithras is generally depicted flanked by his two attendants Cautes and Cautopates and accompanied by a dog raven snake and scorpion On the front of this two sided intaglio is the scene of Mithras slaying the primeval bull Mithras dressed in Phrygian clothing kneels upon the bull with one leg while stabbing it with a dagger Also present are images of Sol and Luna a raven a scorpion a snake and a dog The back depicts Abraxas a cock headed snake tailed Near Eastern deity Conservation Examined in preparation for case retro fit and re installation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination Examined Exhibitions Early Christian and Byzantine Art Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1947 Provenance Marlborough Collection Henry Walters New York inherited by Sadie Jones Mrs Henry Walters New York 1931 Mrs Henry Walters Sale Joseph Brummer New York 1942 purchased by Walters Art Museum 1942 Inscriptions Transcription On shield on left arm Іαω Credit Museum purchase formerly part of the Walters Collection 1942 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share

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  • Amuletic Inscription · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    ἰσχυρόν κραταιὸν καὶ μεγαλοδύναμον ον ὄνομα δὸς χάριν δόξαν νίκην Πρόκλῳ ὃν ἔτεκεν Σαλα ουῖσα ἐπὶ Διογενιανοῦ τοῦ δουκὸς Βόστρ ων τῆς Ἀραβίας ἐπὶ Πελαγίου τοῦ συνκαθέδρου καὶ ἐπὶ πάντων ἀνθρώπων μικρῶν καὶ μεγάλων ἐπὶ θεῶν ἐπὶ διαμόνων ἵνα νι κήσῃ δικαίως καὶ ἀδίκως πᾶσαν δίκη ν ἐπὶ παντὸς δικαστοῦ ἐπὶ μαγίστρου ἐπὶ πάντων τῶν καθορώντων τὸν καὶ ἀκουόντων αὐτοῦ καὶ τῶν λόγων αὐτοῦ Σύνστησον αὐτὸν κραταιόν ποίησον νι κητὴν πάντων μάλιστα δὲ Σαλαουῖνα ς ἣν ἔτεκεν Εὔα τῆς τεκούσης Ἀβδανχα Βαλωνα Μικκην ἵνα νίκην λάβῃ Πρό κλος ὃν ἔτεκεν Σαλανουίνη καὶ δόξαν καὶ φί μωσον καὶ ὑπόταξον καὶ καταδούλωσον Σαλουίνην ἣ ἔτεκεν Εὔα καὶ Αβαδανχα καὶ Βαλωναν καὶ Μικκην οὓς ἔτεκεν Σαλουῖ να καὶ πάντας ἔχθρους καὶ ἀντιδίκους καὶ φίλους καὶ Διογενιανὸν τὸν ἄρχοντα καὶ Πελάγιον τὸν σχολαστικὸν αὐτοῦ συν κάθεδρον καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἐξ ἐναντίας μικροὺς καὶ μεγάλους ἄνδρας καὶ γυναῖκας καὶ νήπια πάντας τοὺς ὁρῶντας Πρόκλον ὃν ε ἔτεκεν Σαλαουίνα τὸν φοροῦντα σου τὴν ἅγιαν καὶ ἀνίκητον δύναμιν Καὶ δὸς δύν αμιν ίκην χάριν θράσος τόλμαν φόβον κα ι τὰ πάντων ἐπὶ πάσης τύχης καὶ ψυξῆς ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ κατὰ πᾶσαν ὥραν καὶ ἡμέραν καὶ νύκτα καὶ μήδ ἃν εἷς ἀντιπράξῃ ἢ ἀντίπῃ ἢ ἀντιβουλεύσητα ἐν μηδενὶ τὸ σύνολον ἀλλὰ ἐπὶ νίκην χάριν δόξαν δύναμιν τῷ φοροῦντι σου τὴν δόξαν ἤδη ἤδη ταχὺ ταχύ ἀμήν Translation Holy and strong mighty and great powerful Name give favor glory victory to Proclus whom Salvina bore before Diogenianus the dux of Bostra in Arabia before Pelagius the assessor and before all men small and great before gods before demons in order that he might be justifiably or unjustifiably victorious in any judgment before any judge before a magister before all who observe him and who hear him and his words Establish him strong Make him a victor over everyone particularly

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  • Antefix in the Form of a Theatrical Mask · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Explore Object Creative Commons License Antefix in the Form of a Theatrical Mask Description Provenance Credit Description This mask has open eyes and mouth Provenance Joseph Brummer date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1924 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1924 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/22622/antefix-in-the-form-of-a-theatrical-mask/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Antefix with Head of Silenus · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    nose and wears an animal skin cloak knotted under his long beard Made in a mold it was originally framed in a shell shaped plaque and painted red white and black Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 29 1974 Treatment cleaned Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23608/antefix-with-head-of-silenus/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Aphrodite Anadyomene · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    07 1957 Treatment cleaned 1 14 1965 Treatment cleaned Exhibitions Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me The Jewish Museum New York 1964 From Alexander to Cleopatra Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1988 1989 Provenance Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1913 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/26893/aphrodite-anadyomene/ (2016-02-18)
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