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  • "L'Amour et l'Amitié" · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    confidant Her features are recognizable on the figure of Friendship After Mme de Pompadour s death the statue was acquired by Louis Joseph de Bourbon prince of Condé In 1783 Marie Catherine de Brignole the mistress of the prince of Condé ordered this plaster version for the Temple of Love on her estate at Betz in northern France Pigalle who was then 69 years old consented to have his younger colleague Dejoux cast the piece The statue and temple commemorated her love for the prince of Condé who later became her husband Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Treatment cleaned loss compensation repaired 6 29 1971 Treatment cleaned Provenance Marie Catherine de Brignole Princesse de Monaco Betz France 1783 by commission Baron de Richter Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Jacques Seligmann 1914 mode of acquisition unknown Mrs Henry Walters New York 1914 by purchase Mrs Henry Walters Sale New York May 3 1941 no 1380 Walters Art Museum 1941 by purchase Inscriptions Signature On rocky base J B PIGALLE 1758 Translation On plinth The base is inscribed in French Wise Friendship Love searches for your presence enflamed with your sweetness enflamed with your constancy Love comes to

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/19001/lamour-et-lamitie-love-and-friendship/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • "La Source" Pendant and Necklace · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    white Rounded pale orange Mexican opals are set in the vines above her head on either side and below her feet The chain is composed of blue enameled elongated links and gold rings The reverse of the pendant is carefully tooled but is not enameled Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 07 1964 Treatment cleaned 6 13 1983 Loan Consideration examined for loan 7 03 1984 Examination cleaned 11 17 1987 Examination examined for condition Exhibitions Art Nouveau from Maryland Collections Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1979 Jewelry Ancient to Modern The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1979 1980 Objects of Adornment Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery Baltimore Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum New York Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh San Antonio Museum of Art San Antonio Philbrook Museum of Art Tulsa Honolulu Academy of Arts Honolulu New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis Toledo Museum of Art Toledo The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota 1984 1987 Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum and the Zucker Family Collection The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1987 Provenance World s Fair St Louis

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/5299/la-source-pendant-and-necklace/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • "Landsknecht" Dagger and Sheath · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    weapon and as a tool The blade is inscribed on each side I A N between quatrefoils of punch marks in addition a maker s mark is impressed on the back The blackened iron sheath contains as well a smaller knife the blade bearing the mark of three small crosses and a skewer for use in camp Provenance Zschille Sale London 1897 no 47 Henry Griffith Keasbey Henry Griffith Keasbey

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/34888/landsknecht-dagger-and-sheath/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • "Lotus-Petal" Vase · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Creative Commons License Lotus Petal Vase Description Provenance Inscription Credit Description The chrysanthemum juban or lotus heban vase shape receives its name from the petals impressed around the base Its tall body with high shoulders slopes down to a narrow foot and rises to form a slender straight neck and widely flared mouth This flower vase is covered uniformly with a rich peach bloom glaze a pink blush dappled with apple red This spotting was achieved by blowing a copper oxide glaze on to the vase and covering that with a clear glaze when fired the inconsistent spray of copper would create various shades of red or oxidize green The effects of this copper glaze resemble the skin of a peach the French peau de pêche or apple the reds and greens often referred to as apple red pingguo hong or apple green pingguo jung Provenance William T or Henry Walters Collection Baltimore by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Reign Mark In blue underglaze da qing kang xi nian zhi Credit Acquired by William T or Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/24379/lotus-petal-vase/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • "Ludus Pro Patria" · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Panthéon in Paris to the Boston Public Library This painting replicates the central portion of a mural Ludus Pro Patria Patriotic Games which was installed in the stairwell of the Musée de Picardie in Amiens France It recalls a Golden Age in the history of the province of Picardy and is devoted to the themes of work family and country Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 22 1951 Treatment cleaned 10 24 1951 Treatment cleaned 11 01 1966 Treatment cleaned coating loss compensation other 6 01 1971 Treatment mounted 3 01 1993 Loan Consideration examined for loan 1 28 1995 Treatment other Exhibitions From Ingres to Gauguin French Nineteenth Century Paintings Owned in Maryland Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1951 Celebrated Paintings by Great French Masters National Academy of Design New York 1887 Exposition des Tableaux Pastels et Dessins par M Puvis de Chavannes Galerie Durand Ruel Paris 1887 Glasgow International Exhibition Kelvingrove Park Glasgow 1888 Exposition Universelle Paris 1900 Before Monet Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters Highlights from The Walters Collection The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1998 Provenance H V Vever Sale Paris 1897 no 92 Henry Walters Baltimore prior to 1909 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/20168/ludus-pro-patria/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • "Malqata Kateriskos" Vessel · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    at an early stage as were the artisans themselves Within a short time however the Egyptians had developed a highly sophisticated industry that flourished under Amenhotep III 1390 1352 BC and his successor Akhenaten 1352 1336 BC Polychrome glass seems to have been particularly esteemed by the court large numbers of vessels have been found in the tombs of 18th Dynasty pharaohs The contents of many glass flasks fragrant essences dissolved in plant based oils confirm their status as objects of high luxury In addition to its use in jewelry amulets inlays and architectural decoration glass was used for vessels particularly distinctively shaped perfume bottles The two most common shapes take their names from distinctive types of Greek pottery amphoriskos little amphora and krateriskos little krater The Walters amphoriskos Walters 47 31 broad shouldered with a rounded base has an opaque white ground this krateriskos has a cobalt blue body decorated with white yellow and light blue bands two horizontal handles applied to the shoulder and a wide foot Both are core formed vessels the technology of blown glass was as yet unknown The molten mass composed of silica and natron heated to a temperature of around 1000º 1150º C was wrapped around a clay or dung core that was later removed Decorative bands were formed by pressing threads of colored glass onto the molten surface combing the threads with a metal tool created decorative patterns Conservation Date Description Narrative 3 17 1997 Examination survey Exhibitions An Exhibition of the Treasures of The Walters Art Gallery The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Smith College Museum of Art Northampton Pace Wildenstein Gallery New York 1967 3000 Years of Glass Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1982 Egypt s Dazzling Sun Amenhotep III and His World The Cleveland

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/39843/malqata-kateriskos-vessel/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • "Memento Mori" Ring · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Explore Object Creative Commons License Memento Mori Ring Exhibitions Provenance Credit Exhibitions World of Wonder The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1971 1972 Jewelry Ancient to Modern The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1979 1980 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

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23441/memento-mori-ring/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • "Mihrab" Plaque · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    symbolizes both the entrance of God s presence into the place of worship and the gateway to heaven Ceramic plaques in the shape of mihrabs are often found in shrines and mausoleums and on tombstones and cenotaphs funerary monuments where they may have had a commemorative or memorial function With its combination of molded and painted decoration this blue and brown lusterware work is typical of ceramic mihrab plaques made in medieval Iran The large inscription in the outer frame begins with the bismallah In the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate and continues with a Qur anic verse that refers directly to the recitation and prayer that Muslims perform in front of a mihrab Establish regular prayers at the sun s decline till the darkness of the night and the morning prayer and reading for the prayer and reading in the morning carry their testimony Sura al Bani Isra il chapter 17 verse 78 One of the final and shortest chapters of the Qur an Sura al Ikhlas chapter 112 is inscribed on the white band around the central arch Conservation Date Description Narrative 2 17 1972 Treatment repaired loss compensation 2 26 1980 Examination examined for condition 2 28 1980 Treatment cleaned 2 28 1980 Treatment cleaned loss compensation other 6 15 2001 Treatment loss compensation cleaned coated repaired Exhibitions Islamic Insights Katonah Gallery Katonah 1980 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Translation bismallah In the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate Translation From Sura al Bani Isra il chapter 17 verse 78 Establish regular prayers at the sun s decline till the darkness of the night and the morning prayer and reading for the prayer and reading in the morning carry their testimony Inscription

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/29876/mihrab-plaque/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2016 (2016-02-18)
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