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  • Adornment · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Provenance Credit Provenance Purchased by John G Bourne through unknown dealer in Los Angeles 1989 given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 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 Peruvian Sicán Lambayeque style Artist Period n d Medium gilded brass Metal Accession Number 2009 20

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80235/adornment-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Amphibian Pendant · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    mouth is a double headed crocodile This stylized motif is seen everywhere in Pre Conquest Panamanian art Smaller crocodile heads sprout from the creature s shoulders to support the double headed crocodiles coming out of the animal s mouth The head appears to be that of a frog with large round eyes that bulge out Along the creature s spine are open designs in the shape of triangles much like spines on the back of an iguana or a crocodile The creature s limbs have stylized crocodile heads at their ends A large fish like tail protrudes from the creature s end Finally the open mouth seen only in profile displays an impressive set of pointed teeth enlarged versions of crocodile or shark teeth Part of the first group of ancient American gold objects to enter Henry Walters collection this composite amphibian creature is typical of the Gran Chiriqui style of Panama Exhibitions Gold of the Ancient Americas 2015 Provenance Tiffany Co New York Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1911 from Tiffany Co Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/34003/amphibian-pendant/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ancestral Figure · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    collection 1992 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2009 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 Tairona Artist Period 1000 1550 Medium brown stone Stone Accession Number 41 330 Measurements H 8 5 8 x W 2 in 21 9 x 5 1 cm Geographies Colombia

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/79432/ancestral-figure/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ancestral Figure · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    collection 1992 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2009 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 Tairona Artist Period 1000 1550 Medium brown stone Stone Accession Number 41 331 Measurements H 6 3 4 x W 1 1 2 in 17 1 x 3 8 cm

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/79433/ancestral-figure-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ancestral Figure · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    1992 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2009 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 Tairona Artist Period 1000 1550 Medium brown stone Stone Accession Number 41 332 Measurements H 5 3 8 x W 1 3 4 in 13 7 x 4 4 cm Geographies

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/79434/ancestral-figure-3/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ancestral Figure · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    collection 1992 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2009 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 Tairona Artist Period 1000 1550 Medium brown stone Stone Accession Number 41 333 Measurements H 7 1 8 x W 1 7 8 in 18 1 x 4 8 cm

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/79435/ancestral-figure-4/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Andean Textile Fragment · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    top and bottom The band is thus a large fragment of a longer band perhaps a wide tie band It is an excellent example of discontinuous warp and weft weaving a difficult technique at which indigenous Andean weavers excelled Its survival into the Colonial Period is heralded by this art work providing an excellent example of the continuity in weaving artistry during the volatile early Colonial Period in Peru The band s pictorial and decorative imagery is a rare combination of classic ancient Peruvian avian motifs intermingled with small panels of European geometric designs the co existence of these two pictorial traditions on the same textile indicating an early Colonial Period date The relatively rare fusion of motifs weaving expertise artistic quality and excellent condition combine to make this textile an outstanding addition to the museum s collection Provenance Bellas Artes Gallery Santa Fe NM date and mode of acquisition unknown Jean and Sidney Silber Baltimore August 1985 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2012 by gift Credit Gift of Jean and Sidney Silber 2012 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 Creators

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/87504/andean-textile-fragment/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Anthropomorphic Tubular Duct Flute · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    repertoire of different societies during Late Classic times in Mesoamerica They share the modeling of the human figure as their primary decorative program but these range from the dramatic naturalism of near portraiture seen on this Veracruz or Maya flute to the schematized portrayal on the fluted instrument and ending with the extreme minimalism of the figural rendering on the double chambered flute from Colima TL 2009 20 102 Each instrument holds its unique potential for creating a variety of tones and sounds of different timbres depending on the force of wind entering the mouthpiece and sound chamber s as well as the positioning of the player s fingers when applicable Although the casual musician can produce acceptable sounds from these instruments practiced skill is required to achieve their full effect Exhibitions Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas The John Bourne Collection Gift The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2012 2013 Provenance Acquired by John G Bourne Santa Fe New Mexico given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 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/80290/anthropomorphic-tubular-duct-flute/ (2016-02-18)
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