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Baltimore's Historic Charles Street - Outside the Walters Art Museum

Baltimore's Historic Charles Street - Outside the Walters Art Museum

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: On Mount Vernon Place park, the palazzo-like exterior of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, which was modeled after a Renaissance Geno... More

Theotokos on the throne, 966

Theotokos on the throne, 966

العربية: والدة الإله جالسة على العرش، منمنمة أرمنية من القرن العاشر. English: Theotokos on the throne.

"EX LIBRIS" "HENRY WALTERS" bookplate detail, Anonymous - Binding from Five Poems (Quintet) - Walters W613binding - Top Interior (cropped)

"EX LIBRIS" "HENRY WALTERS" bookplate detail, Anonymous - Binding from...

This non-original binding from Walters manuscript W.613 is composed of lacquer boards with floral motifs in the main panel.

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Farhad Before Khusraw - Walters W6135A - Full Page

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Farhad Before Khusraw - Walters W6135A ...

This illustration from Walters manuscript W.613 is by Sanvlah, and depicts Farhad before Khusraw.

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Invention of the Mirror in the Presence of Alexander the Great - Walters W61316B - Full Page

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Invention of the Mirror in the Presence...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.613 depicts the invention of the mirror in the presence of Alexander the Great. This is the right side of a double-page illustration by Nanha.

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Invention of the Mirror in the Presence of Alexander the Great - Walters W61316B - Open Obverse

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Invention of the Mirror in the Presence...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.613 depicts the invention of the mirror in the presence of Alexander the Great. This is the right side of a double-page illustration by Nanha.

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Invention of the Mirror in the Presence of Alexander the Great - Walters W61317A - Full Page

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Invention of the Mirror in the Presence...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.613 depicts the invention of the mirror in the presence of Alexander the Great. This is the left side of a double-page illustration by Shivdas.

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Text Page - Walters W6131A - Full Page

'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Text Page - Walters W6131A - Full Page

This text page from Walters manuscript W.613 was copied by the royal scribe 'Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam in 1003 AH/AD 1595.

'Abd Allah al-Husayni - Album of Persian and Indian Miniatures, Calligraphy, and European Engravings - Walters W771 - Detail

'Abd Allah al-Husayni - Album of Persian and Indian Miniatures, Callig...

This album (muraqqa'), Walters manuscript W.771, in an accordion format, was presented as a gift in 1886 to its former owner. It contains 25 leaves of Persian and Indian paintings and calligraphies, photographs... More

'Abd Allah ibn Fadl - Two Doctors Preparing Medicine - Walters W675A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Fadl - Two Doctors Preparing Medicine - Walters W675A -...

This illustration from Walters manuscript leaf W.675 depicts two doctors preparing medicine. The text is written in partially vocalized Naskh script in brownish-black and red ink.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Boy Shoots an Arrow Through a Ring Placed on Top of a Dome and Claims It - Walters W61870B - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Boy Shoots an Arrow Through...

On this folio from Walters manuscript W.618, a boy shoots an arrow through a ring placed on top of a dome and claims it.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A King Finds a Judge Inebriated - Walters W61888A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A King Finds a Judge Inebriat...

On this folio from Walters manuscript W.618, a king finds a judge inebriated.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Maid Dipped in the Sea as a Cure for her Fear of Water - Walters W61818A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Maid Dipped in the Sea as a...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 depicts a maid dipped in the sea as a cure for her fear of water.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Supposedly Pious Man - Walters W61849B - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Supposedly Pious Man - Walt...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 depicts a supposedly pious man being fanned by a slave and watched by a king who is surprised at his hypocrisy.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Wrestling Match - Walters W61831B - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - A Wrestling Match - Walters W...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 depicts a wrestling match.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Collected Works (Kulliyat) - Walters W618 - Top Exterior Open

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Collected Works (Kulliyat) - ...

Walters manuscript W.618 is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the collected works (Kulliyat) of Sa'di (died 691 AH/AD 1292). It was written by 'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib in the 10th cen... More

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Colophon - Walters W618136A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Colophon - Walters W618136A -...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 contains a colophon in Arabic, giving only the name of the scribe.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W6183B - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illuminated Front...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece introducing the text of the Gulistan.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W6184A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illuminated Front...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece introducing the text of the Gulistan.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illustrated Frontispiece - Walters W6182B - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illustrated Front...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 is the right side of a double-page illustrated frontispiece depicting a banquet. The inscriptions contain honorific titles as well as poetic verses.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illustrated Frontispiece - Walters W6183A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Double-page Illustrated Front...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 is the left side of a double-page illustrated frontispiece depicting figures feasting outside and walking toward the banquet shown on the opposite side.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Frontispiece with Illuminated Medallion - Walters W6182A - Full Page (cropped)

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Frontispiece with Illuminated...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 contains a frontispiece with an illuminated medallion.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Frontispiece with Illuminated Medallion - Walters W6182A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Frontispiece with Illuminated...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.618 contains a frontispiece with an illuminated medallion.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Sa'di and a Dervish Go to Settle their Quarrel Before a Judge - Walters W618106B - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Sa'di and a Dervish Go to Set...

On this folio from Walters manuscript W.618, Sa'di and a dervish go to settle their quarrel before a judge.

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Sa'di Surrenders his Arms to Two Indian Robbers - Walters W618101A - Full Page

'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib - Sa'di Surrenders his Arms to ...

On this folio from Walters manuscript W.618, Sa'di surrenders his arms to two Indian robbers.

'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Colophon - Walters W585210B - Full Page

'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Colophon - Walters W585210B - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.585 contains a colophon written obliquely on the right side of the frame. The colophon contains the name of the scribe and the date of copying.

'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walters W5851B - Full Page

'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walte...

This illuminated incipit page with polychrome floral design from Walters manuscript W.585 is inscribed with the doxological formula (basmalah).

'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Three Hundred Sixty Sufi Questions - Walters W585 - Closed Top View A

'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Three Hundred Sixty Sufi Questions - Walters W5...

Walters manuscript W.585, a work on Sufism in the form of questions entitled Khawatim al-hikam is by 'Ali Dede al-Busnawi (died 1007 AH/AD 1598). This particular Ottoman copy was written in Nasta'liq script by ... More

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Colophon - Walters W5798B - Full Page

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Colophon - Walters W5798B - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.579 contains this illuminated colophon, written in Tawqi'/Riqa' script in gold ink, it is stated that Shaykh Kamal ibn "Abd al-Haqq al-Sabzawari completed the manuscript at ... More

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Incipit Page with Titlepiece - Walters W6151B - Full Page

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Incipit Page with Titlepiece - Walter...

This opening decorated page from Walters manuscript W.615 has an illuminated headpiece with the title of the work in Tawqi script executed in white ink on a gold background. The text begins with the doxological... More

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Text Page with Seal - Walters W5793A - Full Page (cropped)

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Text Page with Seal - Walters W5793A ...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.579 is defined by the use of alternating black Naskh and gold Thuluth. The Naskh panels are flanked by illuminated medallions with a gold-tooled outline. The gold Thulut... More

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Text Page with Seal - Walters W5793A - Full Page

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Illuminated Text Page with Seal - Walters W5793A ...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.579 is defined by the use of alternating black Naskh and gold Thuluth. The Naskh panels are flanked by illuminated medallions with a gold-tooled outline. The gold Thulut... More

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Incipit with illuminated Headpiece - Walters W5792B - Full Page

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Incipit with illuminated Headpiece - Walters W579...

Walters manuscript W.579 opens with an illuminated headpiece containing a cartouche with the doxological formula (basmalah) in Tawqi' script. Fluid and curvilinear, Tawqi' script is used for headings and rarely... More

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Leaf from One Hundred Sayings - Walters W61512B - Full Page

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Leaf from One Hundred Sayings - Walters W61512B -...

`Ali ibn Abi Talib (died 661). 'Leaf from One Hundred Sayings,' 15th century. ink, paint, and gold on paper. Walters Art Museum (W.615.12B): Acquired by Henry Walters.

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Leaf from Prayer Book - Walters W5799A - Full Page

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Leaf from Prayer Book - Walters W5799A - Full Pag...

`Ali ibn Abi Talib (died 661). 'Leaf from Prayer Book,' 1534. ink, paint, and gold on paper. Walters Art Museum (W.579.9A): Acquired by Henry Walters.

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - One Hundred Sayings - Walters W615 - Closed Top

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - One Hundred Sayings - Walters W615 - Closed Top

Walters manuscript W.615, an illuminated copy of One hundred sayings, referred to as Mi'at kalimah in Arabic and Sad kalimah in Persian and attributed to the 4th caliph of Islam, "Ali ibn Abi Talib (died 40 AH/... More

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Prayer Book - Walters W579 - Closed Top View A

'Ali ibn Abi Talib - Prayer Book - Walters W579 - Closed Top View A

Walters manuscript W.579 is an illuminated manuscript of a prayer (wird) called Miftah al-najah, attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, the 4th caliph of Islam. According to the colophon, it was completed by Shaykh ... More

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) - Walters W630 - Bottom Exterior

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) ...

Walters manuscript W.630 is an illuminated copy of the collection of poems (divan) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz al-Shirazi (flourished 8th century AH/AD 14th). The manuscript is written in black Nasta'liq scr... More

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) - Walters W630 - Bottom Interior

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) ...

Walters manuscript W.630 is an illuminated copy of the collection of poems (divan) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz al-Shirazi (flourished 8th century AH/AD 14th). The manuscript is written in black Nasta'liq scr... More

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) - Walters W630 - Top Exterior

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) ...

Walters manuscript W.630 is an illuminated copy of the collection of poems (divan) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz al-Shirazi (flourished 8th century AH/AD 14th). The manuscript is written in black Nasta'liq scr... More

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) - Walters W630 - Top Interior

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Collection of Poems (divan) ...

Walters manuscript W.630 is an illuminated copy of the collection of poems (divan) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz al-Shirazi (flourished 8th century AH/AD 14th). The manuscript is written in black Nasta'liq scr... More

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Colophon - Walters W630187A - Full Page

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Colophon - Walters W630187A ...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.630 contains a colophon in Arabic and Persian giving the name of the scribe and the date of copying.

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Incipit Page with Titlepiece - Walters W6301B - Full Page

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Incipit Page with Titlepiece...

This incipit page from Walters manuscript W.630 is inscribed with the title of the work and the author's name: Divan-i Khvajah Hafiz Shirazi 'alayhi al-rahmah. The gilt medallion with inscription and blue and g... More

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Text Page with Chapter Heading - Walters W6302A - Full Page

'Ali Quli ibn Qadr ibn Nur-- Barrak (?) - Text Page with Chapter Headi...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.630, Divan-i Hafiz, has interlinear gilt decoration and a chapter heading in blue. The framing lines are in blue, gold, and black.

16th-century Turkish portolan map of the Black Sea

16th-century Turkish portolan map of the Black Sea

This folio from Walters manuscript W.660 contains a map of southern Greece and the Aegean Sea.

A Quince Tree, a Cypress Tree, and a Sumac Tree in Zakariya al-Qazwini's Wonders of Creation

A Quince Tree, a Cypress Tree, and a Sumac Tree in Zakariya al-Qazwini...

A Quince Tree, a Cypress Tree, and a Sumac Tree in Zakariya al-Qazwini's Wonders of Creation

Abraham Bloemaert - Parable of the Wheat and the Tares - Walters 372505

Abraham Bloemaert - Parable of the Wheat and the Tares - Walters 37250...

In this parable from the Gospel of Matthew, the devil, identified by his horns and tail, sows weeds (or tares) in the field where wheat has been planted, while the lazy peasants are sleeping. Christians conside... More

Abraham of Caesarea - Miter with the Resurrection of Christ and Coronation of the Virgin - Walters 83309

Abraham of Caesarea - Miter with the Resurrection of Christ and Corona...

A miter is a headdress worn by bishops during the liturgy. The inscription on this one states that it was made in 1724 by Abraham of Caesarea (present-day Kayseri, Turkey) and presented to the Monastery of the ... More

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Illuminated Explicit with Tailpiece Inscribed with a Prayer for the Prophet Muhammad - Walters W580140A - Full Page

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Illuminated Explicit...

This illuminated explicit from Walters manuscript W.580 contains a tailpiece inscribed with a prayer for the Prophet Muhammad (the salwalah), with a palmette at the left.

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Illuminated Incipit Page with Titlepiece - Walters W5802A - Full Page

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Illuminated Incipit ...

This illuminated page from Walters manuscript W.580 begins with al-sifr al-thalith min Kitab al-Shifa, written in a large Maghribi script in gold ink, indicating that it is the 3rd volume of Kitab al-Shifa by '... More

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Illuminated Incipit Page with Titlepiece - Walters W5803B - Full Page

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Illuminated Incipit ...

This illuminated incipit page from Walters manuscript W.580 includes a titlepiece framed by gold trefoils and vertical bars of gold strapwork, with a marginal rosette at the right.

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Left Side of an Illuminated Double-page Frontispiece - Walters W5803A - Full Page

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Left Side of an Illu...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.580 is the left side of an illuminated double-page frontispiece of geometric design in gold, red, blue, and green, with a marginal rosette at the left.

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Right Side of an Illuminated Double-page Frontispiece - Walters W5802B - Full Page

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Right Side of an Ill...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.580 is the right side of an illuminated double-page frontispiece of geometric design in gold, red, blue, and green, with a marginal rosette at the right.

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Bequest Statement with Erased Seals - Walters W5782A - Full Page

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Bequest Statement with Erased Seals - Walte...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.578 includes a bequest (waqf) statement in the name of Sultan 'Uthman Khan III (reigned 1168-1171 AH/AD 1754-1757) that is signed by Ibrahim Hanif, inspector of awqaf. Seals... More

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological Formulae and Qur'anic Inscriptions - Walters W5787B - Full Page

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological For...

The top and bottom panels of this illuminated finispiece from Walters manuscript W.578 are inscribed with the basmalah and hamdalah in white Thuluth script. The Qur'anic verses in the central panel are written ... More

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Leaf from Prayer Book - Walters W5784A - Full Page

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Leaf from Prayer Book - Walters W5784A - Fu...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.578 includes calligraphic text in multiple scripts arranged in compartments.

Abu al-Hasan Nadir al-al-Zaman - Album of Persian and Indian Calligraphy and Paintings - Walters W668 - Top Exterior

Abu al-Hasan Nadir al-al-Zaman - Album of Persian and Indian Calligrap...

Walters mansucript W.668 is an album (muraqqa') of Persian and Indian calligraphy and paintings, most probably compiled in the 13th century AH/AD 19th. The album contains 34 illustrations, 3 of which are attrib... More

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W6051B - Full Page

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Double-page Illumina...

This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece from Walters manuscript W.605, which together with the left side contains the title and the author's name, written in gold Thuluth script.

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W6052A - Full Page

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Double-page Illumina...

This is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece from Walters manuscript W.605, which together with the right side contains the title and the author's name, written in gold Thuluth script.

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Five Poems (Quintet) - Walters W605 - Exterior Closed

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Five Poems (Quintet)...

This copy of the Khamsah (quintet) of Nizami Ganjavi (died 605 AH/AD 1209), Walters manuscript W.605, was written by Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani and illuminated by Jamal al-Din ibn Muhammad... More

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Majnun Brought to the Ka'ba in Mecca - Walters W60566B - Full Page

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Majnun Brought to th...

On this folio from Walters manuscript W.605, Majnun is brought to the Ka'ba in Mecca.

Abu'l-Kharid Nur al-Hasan Khan - Betel or Paan Box with Inscription and Floral Scrolls - Walters 53153 - Top

Abu'l-Kharid Nur al-Hasan Khan - Betel or Paan Box with Inscription an...

This box is a "pandan," a container for "betel"- thin slices of the nut of the areca palm mixed with spices and lime paste made from ground seashells and wrapped in a leaf of the betel tree. Betel, chewed afte... More

Abu'l-Kharid Nur al-Hasan Khan - Betel or Paan Box with Inscription and Floral Scrolls - Walters 53153

Abu'l-Kharid Nur al-Hasan Khan - Betel or Paan Box with Inscription an...

This box is a "pandan," a container for "betel"- thin slices of the nut of the areca palm mixed with spices and lime paste made from ground seashells and wrapped in a leaf of the betel tree. Betel, chewed afte... More

Acala detail, Tibetan - Cover of a Buddhist Manuscript - Walters W896 - Top (cropped)

Acala detail, Tibetan - Cover of a Buddhist Manuscript - Walters W896 ...

The central panel depicts the Buddha Shakyamuni on the night of his enlightenment. On our left is the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in his "Six Syllable" form ("Hail jewel lotus!"), the words of a spell come aliv... More

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walters 4854 - Side A Detail

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walter...

This amphora depicts a woman running left and looking around on the front. She holds her arms out to either side and wears a chiton, mantle, and sakkos. On the back is a mantled youth. He stands in profile to ... More

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walters 4854 - Side A

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walter...

This amphora depicts a woman running left and looking around on the front. She holds her arms out to either side and wears a chiton, mantle, and sakkos. On the back is a mantled youth. He stands in profile to ... More

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walters 4854 - Side B Detail

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walter...

This amphora depicts a woman running left and looking around on the front. She holds her arms out to either side and wears a chiton, mantle, and sakkos. On the back is a mantled youth. He stands in profile to ... More

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walters 4854 - Side B

Achilles Painter - Nolan Amphora with Woman and Mantled Youth - Walter...

This amphora depicts a woman running left and looking around on the front. She holds her arms out to either side and wears a chiton, mantle, and sakkos. On the back is a mantled youth. He stands in profile to ... More

Adam Bernaert - "Vanitas" Still Life - Walters 37682

Adam Bernaert - "Vanitas" Still Life - Walters 37682

The Dutch "vanitas" (Latin for vanity) still life brings together the prevailing moral tone and an appreciation of everyday objects: how vain and insignificant are human concerns, and, therefore, how important ... More

Adam Elsheimer - Tobias and the Angel (Apocrypha, Tobit, V-VI) - Walters 371140

Adam Elsheimer - Tobias and the Angel (Apocrypha, Tobit, V-VI) - Walte...

Follower of Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578-1610). 'Tobias and the Angel (Apocrypha, Tobit, V-VI),' 17th century. oil on copper. Walters Art Museum (37.1140): Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collecti... More

Adam Lenckhardt - Cleopatra - Walters 71416 - Right

Adam Lenckhardt - Cleopatra - Walters 71416 - Right

Queen of Egypt (51-30 BC) and celebrated for her seductive beauty, Cleopatra is depicted taking her own life with the bite of a poisonous serpent. Writhing in pain, she embodies the baroque taste for plump fema... More

Adam Lenckhardt - Cleopatra - Walters 71416

Adam Lenckhardt - Cleopatra - Walters 71416

Queen of Egypt (51-30 BC) and celebrated for her seductive beauty, Cleopatra is depicted taking her own life with the bite of a poisonous serpent. Writhing in pain, she embodies the baroque taste for plump fema... More

Adam van Vianen - Plaque with the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis - Walters 542399

Adam van Vianen - Plaque with the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis - Walte...

The Olympian gods celebrate the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. In the foreground, amorous couples embrace and toast the young couple while flying cupids fill the air. The seated youth on the right with a clust... More

Adolphe Monticelli - Allegory - Walters 371990

Adolphe Monticelli - Allegory - Walters 371990

Monticelli, an artist from Marseilles, enjoyed a considerable following in the Paris of Napoleon III (reigned 1852-70). He specialized in pastoral vistas, such as this view of elegantly attired women relaxing i... More

Adolphe Yvon - Portrait of Napoleon III - Walters 3795 (2)

Adolphe Yvon - Portrait of Napoleon III - Walters 3795 (2)

Yvon served as the principal battle-painter of France's Second Empire (1852-70), executing a number of monumental canvases for the palace at Versailles. The French emperor is shown in his prime, two years befor... More

Adolphe Yvon - Portrait of Napoleon III - Walters 3795

Adolphe Yvon - Portrait of Napoleon III - Walters 3795

Yvon served as the principal battle-painter of France's Second Empire (1852-70), executing a number of monumental canvases for the palace at Versailles. The French emperor is shown in his prime, two years befor... More

Adolphe-René Lefevre - Courtier Standing by a Column - Walters 371630

Adolphe-René Lefevre - Courtier Standing by a Column - Walters 371630

Adolphe-Ren� Lefevre (French, 1834-1868). 'Courtier Standing by a Column,' ca. 1860. graphite on cream, moderately-thick, moderately textured laid paper. Walters Art Museum (37.1630): Acquired by William T. Wal... More

Adriaen Brouwer - Two Peasants in an Inn - Walters 372409

Adriaen Brouwer - Two Peasants in an Inn - Walters 372409

Here, as in the Jolly Drinker (Walters 37.2745), attention is paid to the expression of frank emotions. This painting is in the sketch-like manner of Flemish artist Adriaen Brouwer but is not by him. The play o... More

Adriaen van Nieulandt the younger - Prince Maurits with His Horse and Groom - Walters 372507

Adriaen van Nieulandt the younger - Prince Maurits with His Horse and ...

Maurits, prince of Orange (1567-1625) and "stadholder" of the United Provinces, was very successful as the commander of the republic's military forces. The war with Spain dragged on for two decades after his de... More

Afghani - Head - Walters 25118

Afghani - Head - Walters 25118

Anonymous (Afghani). 'Head,' 3rd-4th century. stucco. Walters Art Museum (25.118): Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992.

Afghani - Head of a Monk - Walters 25117

Afghani - Head of a Monk - Walters 25117

Anonymous (Afghani). 'Head of a Monk,' n.d.. stucco. Walters Art Museum (25.117): Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992.

Afonasii Isakov - "In Thee Rejoices," Feast Scenes, and Saints - Walters 71261

Afonasii Isakov - "In Thee Rejoices," Feast Scenes, and Saints - Walte...

The central scene of this ivory represents the composition "In Thee Rejoiceth", based on a liturgical hymn that exhorts all of creation to sing praises to the Virgin. Mary is shown enthroned in Paradise, holdin... More

African - Beja Shield - Walters 511398

African - Beja Shield - Walters 511398

The Beja are nomadic people of eastern Sudan who were first documented by the ancient Egyptians. This is a late example of a traditional Beja round shield, typically made of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide.

African - Carved Ram's Horn Cup with Lions and Mounted Rider - Walters 7218

African - Carved Ram's Horn Cup with Lions and Mounted Rider - Walters...

The exterior of this piece is intricately carved in low relief with a figure of a mounted nobleman and heraldic lions among leaf rinceaux. The cup terminates in a carved bust. This intriguing drinking cup is in... More

African - Decorated Finispiece Containing a Colophon - Walters W556133B - Full Page

African - Decorated Finispiece Containing a Colophon - Walters W556133...

This decorated finispiece from Walters manuscript W.556 contains a colophon inscribed in Mashriqi (also known as Thuluth Maghribi) script stating that this is the end of volume 9 of the Qur'an (al-juz' al-tasi'... More

African - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walters W5564B - Full Page

African - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walters W5564B - F...

This illuminated incipit page from Walters manuscript W.556 has a headpiece with an inscription in an Early Abbasid (Kufic) script that is now illegible due to damage. The headpiece is of geometric design in go... More

African - Illuminated Incipit with Headpiece for Chapter 19 - Walters W5681B - Full Page

African - Illuminated Incipit with Headpiece for Chapter 19 - Walters ...

This page from Walters manuscript W.568 has an illuminated headpiece inscribed with the chapter heading for chapter 19 (Surat Maryam) in the New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style in gold ink. The text is written i... More

African - Illuminated Tailpiece for Chapter 37 of the Qur'an - Walters W556133A - Full Page

African - Illuminated Tailpiece for Chapter 37 of the Qur'an - Walters...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.556 contains an illuminated tailpiece for chapter 37 (Surat al-saffat) that bears an inscription in Early Abbasid (Kufic) script.

African - Left Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W5564A - Full Page

African - Left Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walter...

Walters manuscript W.556 opens with this double-page illuminated frontispiece (fols. 3b-4a) of geometrical design in gold, blue, and white. There is a palmette medallion in the margin.

African - Qur'an - Walters W556 - Closed Top View A

African - Qur'an - Walters W556 - Closed Top View A

Walters manuscript W.556, a square-format manuscript on parchment is volume 9 (al-juz' al-tasi') of the Qur'an, covering chapter 29 (Surat 'ankabut), verse 46, to the end of chapter 37 (Surat al-saffat). It dat... More

African - Qur'an Board - Walters 61347

African - Qur'an Board - Walters 61347

From an early age, Muslims are encouraged to memorize the Qur'an. By adulthood, many can recite long passages, if not the entire text. In Qur'anic schools across northern Africa, students commit verses of the Q... More

African - Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W5563B - Full Page

African - Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walte...

Walters manuscript W.556 opens with this double-page illuminated frontispiece (fols. 3b-4a) of geometrical design in gold, blue, and white. There is a palmette medallion in the margin.

African - Text Page of Chapter 19 - Walters W5682A - Full Page

African - Text Page of Chapter 19 - Walters W5682A - Full Page

The text on this folio from Walters manuscript W.568 is written in a large Maghribi script, with vocalization in red, green, and yellow ink.

African - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 21 - Walters W56847B - Full Page

African - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 21 - ...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.568 has the chapter heading for chapter 21 (Surat al-anbiya'), written in the New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style in gold ink. The main text is written in a large Maghrib... More