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  • Bottle with Sharp Shoulders with Incised Design · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Robert and Marianne Huber Dixon Tennessee date and mode of acquisition unknown D Daniel Michel Chicago active ca 1950s 70s date and mode of acquisition unknown Ancient Art of the New World New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Private collection January 1991 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2008 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2008 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative

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  • Bowl · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    food service and drinking container among the Maya and other Mesoamerican peoples The painted bowl is decorated with four seated human figures The black body painting of some and the black spots on others suggest a supernatural identity or association for the group The moderately abstract elongated hand gestures are narrative signals which likely specify the nature of the interaction among the individuals For example the seated figure with three black spots on his torso and arm strikes a pose that may connote a generalized greeting Yet in spite of detailed studies of pose and gesture in Maya art the lack of corroborating evidence in the art historical archaeological and ethno historic records continues to challenge all efforts to ascertain the true meanings of these formalized gestures Exhibitions Art of Ancient America 1500 B C 1400 A D Museum of New Mexico Santa Fe 1998 2008 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 J Guy Puerto date and mode of acquisition unknown John G Bourne 1960 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Gift of John Bourne 2009 Download

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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

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  • "Rhyton" with Griffins · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    or drinking vessel takes inspiration from Near Eastern models Conservation Date Description Narrative 3 17 1997 Examination survey 9 23 1997 Examination survey Exhibitions From Alexander to Cleopatra Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1988 1989 Provenance Reverend William MacGregor Collection Sale Sotheby s London 1922 no 212 Dikran Kelekian Paris and New York by purchase Henry Walters Baltimore 1923 by purchase Walters Art Museum

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  • "Senet" Board · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Commons License Senet Board Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit Description Egyptians enjoyed playing board games especially senet or passing During the 18th dynasty the game acquired religious significance which transformed it into a simulation of the soul s journey through the underworld to achieve immortality Throw sticks much like dice determined a player s moves and winning required both skill and luck This senet game board of 30 squares required 14 game pieces like these spool and cone shaped pieces Conservation Date Description Narrative 6 23 1982 Treatment cleaned Provenance Rev William MacGregor Collection Sale Sotheby s London 1922 no 263 Dikran Kelekian Paris and New York Henry Walters Baltimore 1923 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Translation First of the Priests of Amun One who is in the place of the Temple of Amun Ré an acolyte of Amun Ré King of the gods Nesi amun ipet the Justified of Voice the gift of Amun himself Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1923 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 1307 1070 BC New Kingdom

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  • "Senet" Game Piece · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    it into a simulation of the soul s journey through the underworld to achieve immortality Throw sticks much like dice determined a player s moves and winning required both skill and luck The senet game board of 30 squares required 14 game pieces like this one Provenance Private collection Walters Art Museum 1997 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 1997 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

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  • "Senet" Game Piece · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    transformed it into a simulation of the soul s journey through the underworld to achieve immortality Throw sticks much like dice determined a player s moves and winning required both skill and luck The senet game board of 30 squares required 14 game pieces like this one Provenance Private collection Walters Art Museum 1997 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 1997 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on

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  • A Complete Set of Canopic Jars · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    canopic jars was made to contain the internal organs removed from the body during the mummification process The four sons of the god Horus were believed to protect these organs The jackal headed Duamutef protected the stomach the falcon headed Qebehsenuef the intestines the baboon headed Hapi the lungs and human headed Imsety the liver Provenance Dikran Kelekian Paris and New York Henry Walters Baltimore 1912 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1912 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 ca 900 800 BC Third Intermediate Medium limestone with paint Accession Number VO 7 41 171 41 172 41 173 41 174 Measurements Qebehsenuef 12 5 8 x 4 5 8 x 5 1 8 in 32 x 11 7 x 13 cm Imsety 13 9 16 x 4 3 4 x 5 3 16 in 34 5 x 12 x 13 2 cm Duamutef 14 3 16 x 5 11 16 x 5 5 16 in 36 x 14 4 x 13 5 cm Hapi 13 3 8 x 4

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