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  • Garment Decoration ("Segmentum") with Man Killing Panther · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    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 Mr and Mrs Charles D Kelekian

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  • Garment Decoration with Branch of a Tree and Two Birds · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    as decoration Sometimes they are accompanied by birds as illustrated in this fragment and are intended as celebrations of nature 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 and mode

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  • Head of a Woman · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    public and religious buildings to prevent drafts divide spaces and provide privacy The tapestry weave of this piece is ideal for such textiles as it produces a design that can be viewed from either side The woman wearing earrings and a necklace with pendant may be a personification Different colors are used to achieve modeling of the cheeks chin and nose and a subtle alteration of the weave distinguishes the

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  • High Sideboard with Hunting Trophies · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Creative Commons License High Sideboard with Hunting Trophies Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description This monumental sideboard represents a style of furniture that was popular in the 1850s after the exhibition of a similar piece at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London The sideboard was part of a dining room suite that William T Walters commissioned through a local furniture maker likely around the time of his purchase of a large townhouse in Mount Vernon Place Baltimore in 1857 The carving of the dead game animals is characteristic of the work of German artisans active in this country Conservation Repaired Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Treatment Repaired Exhibitions From Rye to Raphael The Walters Story The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2014 2016 Provenance Acquired by William T Walters Baltimore likely 1850s inherited by Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 acquired by Haussner Collection Baltimore Walters Art Museum 1997 by gift Credit Gift of Frances W Haussner 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 American Artist Period ca 1855 Medium oak and other woods

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  • Icon of Saint George Slaying the Dragon · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    exploits of the 4th century Christian martyr Seated on the saddle behind him is a boy whom George miraculously delivered from Muslim captivity and returned home At the same time the saint is saving a princess from the dragon that is about to devour her Exhibitions Ottoman Embroideries and Other Ornament The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2007 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Transcription Below the image Ποίημα ἐμου Χρισάνθου κυπρίου ἱεροδιακόνου τοῦ ἁγίου Κ ο ν σ τ αντίνου Κουκούματ ος αψϟβ around the image starting above it and continuing on its right and left sides Δέξαι δέησιν θαυματούργε Γεώργιε τοῦ σοῦ οἰκέτου χατζή Γεωργίου μετὰ τῆς συμβίου καὶ τῶν τέκνων γ ο ν έων ἀδ ελ φ ῶν Translation Work of me Chrisanthus the Cypriot deacon of the Church of Saint Constantine at Koukouma 1792 around the image starting above it and continuing on its right and left sides O miracle worker George receive the prayer of your servant pilgrim George with his consort and children parents and brothers Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons

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  • Ivory Cabinet · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    ivory plaques that make it up are characteristic of Ceylon The plaques of ivory are carved in low relief backed by sheets of tortoise shell and with silver fittings corner pieces rivets key plates original key and handles On the front the upper drawer is decorated with confronted lions spewing scrolls enclosed in borders of quatrefoils and beading the lower two drawers have key plates and scrolling with identical borders On the sides are square central panels with winged leonine fantastic creatures with reptilian scaled tails serapendiyas enclosed in borders surrouned by scrolling and framed with borders On the top are two confronted leonine creatures similar to those on the sides enclosed in beaded ovals and scrollwork further enclosed in a border with outer scrolling and border On the back is an oblong field with fragment of leonine creature enclosed in beaded frame with elaborate scrolling and border The underside is composed of plain ivory There is also a small section of border in the upper drawer Exhibitions Indian and Southeast Asian Ivories Selections from Local Collections Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn 1982 Provenance Sale Sotheby s New York Peter Marks Gallery New York date of acquisition unknown by purchase Walters Art

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  • Liturgical Collar (Amiss) · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit Description This embroidery depicts Christ flanked by his twelve apostles some of whom are identified by their attributes Peter holds two keys while Andrew carries the X shaped cross on which he died The piece was once part of a set of church vestments At the beginning of the liturgy a priest would have put it over his neck and shoulders while saying the prayer Clothe my neck O Lord with righteousness The Armenian text along the lower edge records that the collar was given in 1774 to the Monastery of the Virgin near Ankara metropolitan see of the Armenian diocese of Galatia It was originally paired with an episcopal crown or a miter similar to Walters 83 309 Exhibitions Ottoman Embroideries and Other Ornament The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2007 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Translation This crown and amiss set is a memorial gift to the Holy Mother of God Monastery of Galatia 1774 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

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  • Medallion Carpet · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of all artworks from the Islamic world Woven in a wide range of colors and patterns pile carpets covered the floors of humble dwellings courtly palaces and religious institutions from earliest Islamic times Because they are susceptible to wear and tear relatively few carpets made before the 16th century have survived The medallion carpet is among the most familiar and popular of all rug types The design is almost always symmetrical and often features a scalloped or starburst medallion in the center set against a floral field and framed by wide borders filled with still more flowers usually in panels This fine but typically worn example also includes pairs of birds arranged around the center and verses of Persian poetry in the borders Conservation Date Description Narrative 4 20 1960 Treatment repaired cleaned 9 17 1996 Examination examined for condition 8 01 2001 Treatment cleaned repared mounted Provenance Charles T Yerkes Sale New York 1910 Henry Walters Baltimore 1910 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1910 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

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/26090/medallion-carpet/ (2016-02-18)
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