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  • Model for a Royal Jewel Cabinet · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    jewel cabinet at the palace of Versailles The jury selected another entry which was constructed the following year and is now in the Queen s bedroom in the palace Dugourc a multi talented designer received commissions from the comte de Provence Louis XVI s brother and the future Louis XVIII and from both Paul I and Catherine the Great of Russia as well as from Gustavus III of Sweden The Walters piece an extremely rare model for a royal commission reflects the prevailing neoclassical style in the use of such motifs as caryatids pilasters in the form of human torsos Greek sphinxes delicate rinceaux scrollwork and lyres Encased in the roundels are the monograms of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Exhibitions Vive la France French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1999 2000 From Rye to Raphael The Walters Story The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2014 2016 Provenance Marie Antoinette Versailles 1787 by commission Mme Lelong H W Harding Henry Walters Baltimore July 11 1911 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1911 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/33164/model-for-a-royal-jewel-cabinet/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Painted Fragment of a "Tiraz" · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    a tiraz an official honorific inscription on textile Such inscriptions combine verses from the Qur an and pious invocations to God This fragment is unusual in that the inscription is painted There is only a small group of such painted linens probably created by a foreign craftsman in Egypt during the early 10th century The text here contains the basmala the first verse of the Qur an and the most fundamental praise to God to him victory from God and glory to him blessing from God and glory to him victory from God and glory Conservation Date Description Narrative 7 25 1974 Examination examined for technical study 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 date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1927 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Inscription to him victory from God and glory to him blessing from God and glory to him victory from God and glory Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1927 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/16136/painted-fragment-of-a-tiraz/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Pair of Shoes · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    could also have been worn by an upper class man Many poor people in this period went barefoot including shoemakers while those who could afford to wore sandals government officials slippers monks and clergy or boots soldiers and laborers Provenance John P Demoleas Saint Peter s Foundation New Brunswick New Jersey by purchase Walters Art Museum 1993 by purchase Credit Museum purchase 1993 Download Image Add to Collection Share on

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/77402/pair-of-shoes/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Pier Table · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Credit Description The cylindrical legs of the table terminate in Ionic capitals and bases The feet consist of cubic blocks on balls The marble top is attached to the table Provenance Elisabeth C G Packard Cockeysville Maryland Walters Art Museum 1987 by gift Credit Gift of Elisabeth C G Packard 1987 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23248/pier-table/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Prayer Rug · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    carpets on which Muslims perform their sequence of prayers Islamic prayer rugs vary enormously in decoration but they frequently feature a framed panel with twin columns supporting an arch that represents the mihrab or niche in the wall of a mosque indicating the direction of prayer toward Mecca With this 18th century rug the worshiper would see the arched form and thus be reminded of Mecca when looking down in

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/19583/prayer-rug/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Sampler · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of detail suggests that this sampler is the product of a professional workshop made to record patterns or to show to prospective customers Decorative bands like the ones on the sampler appear on tunics as widely spaced stripes both vertical and horizontal Provenance Maurice Nahman Henry Walters Baltimore 1927 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1927 Download Image Add to Collection

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/39080/sampler/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Sash with Small Male Figures · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    wrapped many times around its wearer s outer robe The decoration of the narrow bands running along the top bottom and middle includes small male figures in the style of contemporary miniature painting Exhibitions The Arts of Persia 1949 Provenance Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris Henry Walters Baltimore date of acquisition unknown by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/24129/sash-with-small-male-figures/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Six-fold Screen with Scenes from "The Genji Monogatari" · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Monogatari Provenance Credit Provenance Dr and Mrs Robert Feinberg Bethesda Maryland date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1997 by gift Credit Gift of Dr and Mrs Robert Feinberg 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 Japanese Artist Period ca 1570 1579 Momoyama Medium ink color and gold

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23933/six-fold-screen-with-scenes-from-the-genji-monogatari/ (2016-02-18)
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