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  • Appliqué: Head of a Lion · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Lions were connected to the king and were also a manifestation of the horizon Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 07 1974 Treatment cleaned 7 20 1998 Examination survey Provenance William MacGregor Tamworth Staffordshire Sale Sotheby Wilkinson Hodge London June 26 29 and July 4 6 1922 no 324 Dirkan Kelekian New York and Paris 1922 by purchase Henry Walters Baltimore 1923 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/9252/appliquc-head-of-a-lion/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Aryballos · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of this hedgehog is shown by a cross hatched pattern The eyes and the markings on the body have been added in a brownish black glaze The head has a long extended snout slightly protruding eyes as well as large ears that set up attentively and with vertical line hatching The protruding fringe above the forehead is also accentuated with black color Perfume of cosmetic containers in the shape of a hedgehogs became common during the 6th and 5th century BC and were probably invented in the Greek colony of Naukratis and the Western Delta region of Egypt However hedgehog representation on ships and hedgehog statuettes were common in ancient Egypt from the 3rd millennium BC His body armor symbolized protection and in addition he was seen as one of the sun gods special animals Provenance Parvin Collection Alan Krammer Chicago date and mode of acquisition unknown the collection was formed in the 1960s 70s and disbanded in the early 1980s Dr John Winnie Collection St Mary s Georgia 1990s mode of acquisition unknown Mele Gallery Westport Connecticut 2007 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by purchase Credit Museum purchase 2009 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share

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  • "Skyphos" with Animal Scenes · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    white clay decorated with black white and red glazes This unusually large cup called a skyphos was used as a wine vessel The animal frieze contains a goat a goose and two panthers with elongated bodies The fact that all areas of the design are filled in this case with rosettes is typical of the Orientalizing style of this period Provenance Private collection Walters Art Museum 1950 by gift Credit

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  • Actor · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    6 07 1957 Treatment cleaned 6 23 1988 Treatment cleaned loss compensation 12 12 2000 Treatment stabilized loss compensation other Exhibitions From Alexander to Cleopatra Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1988 1989 Provenance Kann Sale 1897 no 98 Arthur Sambon Paris 1914 mode of acquisition unknown no 63 Joseph Brummer 1927 mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1927 by purchase Walters Art Museum

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  • Aged Herakles · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    held a club against the left shoulder Herakles is heavily bearded his facial hair rendered in thick curls reminiscent of the lion s mane A gilded band encircles his head The eyes are silver and it appears that another material would have been used for the pupils This representation of Herakles is known from several examples including a marble version in the Walters Art Museum 23 74 Both of the Walters pieces are likely modeled on a famous Hellenistic statue of the hero as a wayfarer Euripides play Alkestis depicts just such a Herakles who appears as a traveler and unannounced guest at the home of Admetos whose wife Alkestis has just died In the drama the hero is initially unaware of the tragedy unfolding around him Oblivious to his host s suffering he advocates drinking wine to ease life s difficulties revealing a less noble side of the hero Once he finally recognizes the plight of the family he reverts to his heroic self and succeeds in bringing Alkestis back to life Unlike so many depictions of Herakles this statuette captures the hero in a moment of rest rather than at the height of a challenge The bulk of his body his mature appearance and his relaxed pose suggest that this is the hero later in life well after the period of his famed labors Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination condition 3 21 2001 Treatment repaired loss compensation 2 02 2011 Examination condition Exhibitions Heroes Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville San Diego Museum Of Art San Diego Alexander S Onassis Public Benefit Foundation USA New York 2009 2011 Provenance Dirkan Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters

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  • Alabastron Depcting A Seated Woman and A Woman Walking to the Right Toward a Chair · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Woman and A Woman Walking to the Right Toward a Chair Description Provenance Credit Description This red figure alabastron depicts a woman seated on a diphros in profile to the left juggling three balls She wears a chiton disc earring and fillet On the ground in front sits a kalathos above which a lekythos hangs On the back a woman in a chiton and sakkos stands frontally looking left She holds her left hand up the right is out at her side On the right is a klismos facing left with a mantle bundled on the seat A woman juggling balls or fruit is not an unpopular scene and many exampes are found on lekythoi The balls on this vase are likely to be made of wool as the kalathos suggests although they are apple shaped Provenance William T Henry Walters Collection Baltimore date of acquisition unknown by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest 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 to start your own collections Creator Greek Artist Period ca 480 BC Classical Medium terracotta Ceramics Accession

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/34281/alabastron-depcting-a-seated-woman-and-a-woman-walking-to-the-right-toward-a-chair/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Alexander the Great · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    groove used for attachment cuts vertically through both surfaces The top of the head is also flat the remains of a wooden pin suggest that the top part of the head was made of a separate piece of ivory attached with the pin The bust probably ornamented the fulcrum or headrest or a couch The upswept hair falling back from the low furrowed forehead the large deep set eyes with upward gaze and the full lips conform to the descriptions of Alexander the Great and to other known representations of him The closest comparision with this piece is a tiny ivory head now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D C identified as Alexander found in a royal tomb at Vergina in northern Greece and thought to have ornamented together with other ivory heads the bier of the man buried in the tomb A direct comparison of the Walters head with large scale photographes of the Vergina head shows striking similarities in the physiognomy of the features and the artistic style of representation suggesting that the two are close in date The Walters head is said to come from Alexandria During the feuding that followed Alexander s death in Babylon the ablest of his generals Ptolemy managed to acquire Alexander s body for burial in the city named in his honor The Walters head could have ornamented a funeral couch in the same fashion as heads from the Vergina tomb Conservation Date Description Narrative 8 19 1982 Treatment cleaned examined for condition 1 16 1984 Treatment other Exhibitions Ivory The Sumptuous Art The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1983 1984 From Alexander to Cleopatra Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1988 1989 Provenance Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquistiion

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  • Alexander the Great · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    with incised scales and a Gorgoneion at Alexander s left breast which is typical for this statue type Alongside the edge of the aegis are a number of holes where small snakes might have been attached This statue type has been linked with the Alexander Aigiochos Alexander wearing the aegis mentioned in literary sources see Steward 1993 243 52 Parlasca 2004 Reinsberg 2005 226 29 Parallels indicate that Alexander might have held the Palladion an archaistic statue type of Athena seized by Diomedes and Odysseus from Troy in his outstretched right hand The aegis links Alexander to Zeus and Athena but also to the city of Alexandria which ancient authors said was laid out in the shape of a chlamys Like Athena for Athens he is represented as patron and founder of Alexandria and the aegis associates him with divine power Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 01 1948 Treatment repaired 6 07 1957 Treatment cleaned 9 15 1959 Treatment cleaned 9 18 1974 Treatment repaired 8 03 1981 Loan Consideration examined for loan 2 17 1982 Treatment repaired 10 20 1982 Loan Consideration examined for loan 5 26 1988 Treatment cleaned loss compensation 10 31 1988 Treatment loss compensation 3 01 2002 Treatment cleaned coated 4 01 2004 Loan Consideration examined for loan 1 31 2011 Treatment cleaned Exhibitions The Search for Alexander National Gallery of Art Washington The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco San Francisco New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans Royal Ontario Museum Toronto 1980 1983 From Alexander to Cleopatra Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1988 1989 Hellenistic Bronze Exchange with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin 1995 1996 Serapis The Creation

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