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  • Door with Cat Hole · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    7 Previous Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Door with Cat Hole Description Provenance Credit Description This door carved with a linen fold decoration was probably a back or interior door of a middle class home It is remarkable for its cat hole Few doors with cat holes have survived from this early period but the 14th century English writer Geoffrey Chaucer described one in the Miller s Tale from his Canterbury Tales In the narrative a servant whose knocks go unanswered uses the hole to peek in An hole he foond ful lowe upon a bord Ther as the cat was wont in for to crepe And at the hole he looked in ful depe And at the last he hadde of hym a sighte Provenance Baron Cassel van Doorn Blumka Gallery New York November 1969 Walters Art Museum Baltimore 1969 by purchase Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S A P Fund 1969 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 French Artist Period 1450 1500 Late Medieval Medium carved oak Wood Accession Number 64 164 Measurements without

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  • Embroidered Altar Frontal with Standing Saints · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    continental Europe to England His coat of arms was added to the panel in two places to the garments of Saints Stephen and Lawrence the second and fifth saints on the panel By adding his heraldry to the garments of Stephen and Lawrence both deacons Bishop Grandisson associated himself with these revered servants of the Church The cloth is made of linen cord wrapped in silver and the vines surrounding the saints were embroidered to create a raised pattern enhancing the reflective quality of the panel It shows a parade of martyrs who would have probably flanked a central image of the Virgin now lost The references to the sacrifices of these saints would have called to mind the Eucharist a rite celebrated in remembrance of Christ s sacrifice Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 11 1973 Examination examined for condition Provenance John Grandisson Bishop of Exeter 1292 1369 Bacri Antiquaire Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1973 by purchase Credit Museum purchase in memory of Dorothy Miner with funds provided by the Laura F Delano Fund 1973 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with

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  • Ewer Basin Depicting Five Scenes from Genesis · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Description Provenance Credit Description This ewer stand would have ben accompanied by a ewer or pitcher The five scenes separated by trees or rocks are from Genesis God creating Eve from the rib of Adam God introducing Adam and Eve to the Garden of Eden the Original Sin Cain killing Abel followed by rather than preceded by Adam and Eve fleeing the Garden As on the ewer nearby a serious biblical story the representation of which is based on engravings dated 1529 by Lucas van Leyden is complemented by an amusing inventive border of cavorting monsters The central medallion with the ancient Roman goddess Diana is a replacement Provenance Marquis of Salamanca date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale London April 14 1874 lot 279 Frederic Spitzer date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale Paris April 17 June 16 1893 lot 501 Charles Stein date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale Paris June 8 10 1899 lot 22 Seligmann Brothers Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1905 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1905 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add

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  • Floor or Cushion Cover Fragment with Running Hares · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    directions perhaps as a covering for a floor or cushion The twill weave a relatively new technique at the time has produced a heavy durable fabric well suited to withstand the substantial wear such a covering would experience Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 28 2014 Examination examined for technical study Provenance Maurice Nahman Cairo date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1928 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art

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  • Fragment of a Tiraz · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Explore Object Creative Commons License Fragment of a Tiraz Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit Description This fragment of a garment was woven in an official factory and decorated with an Arabic inscription Such honorific inscriptions on textiles are called tiraz in Arabic and taraziden in Persian They combine pious invocations to God verses from the Qur an and sometimes names of caliphs On this example appears the phrase of Allah and favor and glory to the servant of Allah a formula used to introduce the name of a caliph a ruler of the Abbasid dynasty Exhibitions Threshold to the Sacred The Ark Door of Cairo s Ben Ezra Synagogue The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Yeshiva University Museum New York 2013 2014 Provenance Maurice Nahman Cairo and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1928 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Translation of Allah and favor and glory to the servant of Allah Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1928 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 Egyptian Artist Period early 10th century Medium linen silk embroidery

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/29258/fragment-of-a-tiraz/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Garment Decoration ("Clavus") with a Scene of the Chase · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    When applied to clothing classical hunting motifs served primarily a decorative role and became a popular subject especially during the 5th century Exhibitions 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 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date

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  • Garment Decoration ("Segmentum") with Figures Under an Arcade · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    was initially introduced to Egypt by the early Ptolemy rulers in the 3rd century BC and continued into early Byzantine times 4th 7th century resulted in numerous textiles such as this garment panel featuring Dionysiac themes The segmentum ornamental tunic patch depicts dancers involved in what was probably intended to be a Dionysiac dance to celebrate regeneration and rebirth The commonly used grape vine border which frames the central portion of the panel also acts as an allusion to Dionysus and to renewal and prosperity associated with him Conservation Date Description Narrative 5 13 2013 Examination Examined Exhibitions Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts 2014 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown 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 your own collections Creator Egyptian Artist Period 5th 6th century Late Antique Medium wool linen Textiles Accession Number 83 485 Measurements Overall H 15 13 16 x W 13 11 16 in 40 2 x 34 8 cm Left fragment A H 15 3 4 x W 1 9 16 in 40 x

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  • Garment Decoration ("Segmentum") with Man Killing Panther · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    textiles While the content of the scenes was frequently symbolic in wall hangings and other pieces of interior decoration hunt scenes as they appeared on clothing were generally intended as purely decorative Framing the central subject of this fragment is a border composed of wine jugs and grape vines a probable reference to Dionysus the god of regeneration and rebirth Exhibitions Recent Accessions The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1981 Provenance

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