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Zeichnet 7. Kriegsanleihe / Alfred Offner.

Poster shows soldiers and their weapons behind a barricade of Austrian coins. Text: Subscribe to the 7th War Loan, Vienna Commercial Bank.

Members of the German military carry lit torches in honor of General (GEN) Charles L. Donnelly Jr., departing commander in chief, US Air Force Europe, and Allied Air Forces Central Europe. The Soldiers are participating in the"Grand Tatoo,"one of the West Germany military's highest honors

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NOMAD THRUST Base: Ramstein Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent Release Status: ... more

Bottle

Made in Cologne

Harness Mount

Made in Trier, Germany

Ring

This ring consists of multiple elements soldered together to create a rich, micro-architectural form, a feature typical of Ottonian goldsmithing. The varied techniques used in its fabrication resulted in areas ... more

Book Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty and the Symbols of the Four Evangelists

Here the symbols of the four evangelists—the eagle (Saint John), the angel (Saint Matthew), the ox (Saint Luke), and the lion (Saint Mark)—hold an open book containing the first words of each Gospel. The beardl... more

Evangelist Saint Mark writing the Gospel with his symbol, the Lion, holding a scroll

This ivory likely decorated the cover of a Gospel book. The abbreviated Latin inscription refers to the opening lines of Mark’s Gospel: “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” The miniature church res... more

Plaque with the Ascension

The Ascension of Christ, that moment forty days after his resurrection when he ascended bodily into heaven, was a favored theme among carvers of ivory plaques in the early Middle Ages. The subject seemed to len... more

Jug

Made in Middle Rhineland (?), Germany

Censer with Pierced Geometric Motifs

Simple and elegant in its spherical shape, this censer, used for burning incense, is the most common type from the period.

Brocatelle Textile

Made in Regensberg, Germany

Spherical knop

Made in Rhineland, Germany

Crucifix

The reverse of this cross reveals its original gilt decoration. Made in Westphalia or Lower Saxony, Germany

German glosses from BL Harley 3099, f. 133

German glosses on the Isidore text. Image taken from f. 133 of Etymologies; De natura rerum (ff. 154-166), and other short texts. Written in Latin.

Plaque with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre

Presented here are scenes from Gospel accounts of Jesus’ meetings with hisfollowers after the Resurrection. Each plaque is composed of multiple pieces ofwalrus ivory carved in high relief. These plaques, along ... more

Plaque with Doubting Thomas

Presented here are scenes from Gospel accounts of Jesus’ meetings with hisfollowers after the Resurrection. Each plaque is composed of multiple pieces ofwalrus ivory carved in high relief. These plaques, along ... more

Game Piece with Samson Slaying the Philistines with the Jawbone of an Ass

The treatise written for craftsmen by the early-twelfth-century monk Theophilus recommends using the red root of the madder plant to stain ivory. Staining allowed one side to be easily distinguished from the ot... more

Crucified Christ

This corpus from an altar cross possesses great strength and individuality. It can be related to a group of cast figures from the Rhine Valley that continues an earlier tradition of depicting the suffering fig... more

Plaque with the Massacre of the Innocents

The artist of this plaque used dramatic and distorted postures to convey the horror of the Massacre of the Innocents ordered by King Herod after the birth of Jesus. It comes from a larger ensemble whose form an... more

Crucified Christ

Made in possible Rhine valley, Germany

Game Piece with the Blinded Samson Led by a Boy to the Philistine Temple of Dagon

Numerous Romanesque playing pieces were produced in Cologne, a thriving center of ivory carving. This example illustrates a boy leading the blinded Samson to the pillars of the Philistine temple of Dagon. It wo... more

Game Piece with Hercules Throwing Diomedes to His Man-Eating Horses

This carved ivory disk is a tableman, a game piece used in tables, the medieval precursor of backgammon. Each player had fifteen pieces; traditionally one set depicted the labors of the classical hero Hercules ... more

Game Piece with Hercules Slaying the Three-Headed Geryon

This carved disk was originally part of a set of thirty pieces made for the board game known as "tables," a precursor of backgammon. Classical and biblical themes are seen frequently on surviving tableman, incl... more

Plaque from a Portable Altar with Scenes from the Life of Jesus

Abbreviated Latin inscriptions identify each scene. Reading clockwise from the lower left, they include scenes from both the Christmas and Easter stories. Portable altars were carried by priests when traveling ... more

Plaque from a Portable Altar with Scenes from the Life of Jesus

Abbreviated Latin inscriptions identify each scene. Reading clockwise from the lower left, they include scenes from both the Christmas and Easter stories. Portable altars were carried by priests when traveling ... more

Plaque from a Portable Altar with Scenes from the Life of Jesus

Abbreviated Latin inscriptions identify each scene. Reading clockwise from the lower left, they include scenes from both the Christmas and Easter stories. Portable altars were carried by priests when traveling ... more

Plaque from a Portable Altar with Scenes from the Life of Jesus

Abbreviated Latin inscriptions identify each scene. Reading clockwise from the lower left, they include scenes from both the Christmas and Easter stories. Portable altars were carried by priests when traveling ... more

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic... more

Game Piece with a Scene from the Life of Apollonius of Tyre

This piece, from the medieval game of tables (a precursor to backgammon), illustrates the Late Antique legend of Apollonius of Tyre, whose wife was miraculously resurrected after being buried at sea. Here two ... more

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic... more

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

The design and color palette of the plaque and the location of the mounting holes conform to examples still on the Shrine of the Three Kings Made in probably Cologne, Germany

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic... more

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic... more

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic... more

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic... more

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine

Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic... more

Refectory Bell

The bell is inscribed in Latin TINNIO PRANSVRIS CENATVRIS BIBITVRIS (“I ring for breakfast, drinks and dinner”). Smaller than the taller and more familiar church bell, this rare refectory bell evokes the sounds... more

Plaque from a Reliquary

Although subtle variations of pattern and color distinguish these three plaques from one another, they once formed part of the decoration of a single reliquary. Roman numerals scratched into the reverse indica... more

Reliquary Plaque with Christ Blessing

Made in possibly Cologne, Rhineland, Germany