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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

Agostino Tassi - Landscape with a Scene of Witchcraft - Walters 371145

Agostino Tassi - Landscape with a Scene of Witchcraft - Walters 371145

A witch seated in a landscape and accompanied by a monster is casting spells with macabre objects, including a human skull. Tassi specialized in the representation of landscapes and architecture. In this painti... More

Ahmedi - Epic of Alexander the Great - Walters W664 - Exterior

Ahmedi - Epic of Alexander the Great - Walters W664 - Exterior

Walters manuscript W.664, copied by Kamal ibn 'Abd Allah al-Qaramani in a clear vocalized Naskh script, is a copy of the Epic of Alexander the Great or the Alexander romance (Iskendername) by Ahmet bin Ibrahim ... More

Akiyama Buemon - Tsuki hyakushi - Walters 95348

Akiyama Buemon - Tsuki hyakushi - Walters 95348

Yamanaka Yukimori (1543-76), a samurai known for his great strength and loyalty, served the Amako warlord during a time in Japanese history referred to as "Sengoku," or "the country at war." He wears a suit of ... More

Alfred Jacob Miller - Breakfast at Sunrise - Walters 37194052

Alfred Jacob Miller - Breakfast at Sunrise - Walters 37194052

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Alfred Jacob Miller - Crow Indian on the Lookout - Walters 3719405

Alfred Jacob Miller - Crow Indian on the Lookout - Walters 3719405

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Alphonse de Neuville - In the Trenches - Walters 37118

Alphonse de Neuville - In the Trenches - Walters 37118

Members of the Garde Mobile (French expeditionary forces) are huddled in a shallow trench during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. De Neuville has conveyed the general misery and tedium between battles that i... More

American - Eagle Stick Pin - Walters 571109 - Profile

American - Eagle Stick Pin - Walters 571109 - Profile

During the early 19th century, stickpins were a popular accessory worn by men as a tie or cravat pin. They came in a variety of precious materials and motifs. So as not to appear feminine, they frequently repre... More

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion - Walters W622244B - Full Page

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion - Walters W622...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.622 depicts Bahram Gur in the green pavilion.

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Bahram Gur in the White Pavilion - Walters W622267B - Full Page

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Bahram Gur in the White Pavilion - Walters W622...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.622 depicts Bahram Gur in the white pavilion.

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Nawfal Battles Laylá's Clan on Behalf of Majnun - Walters W622130B - Full Page

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Nawfal Battles Laylá's Clan on Behalf of Majnun...

On this folio from Walters manuscript W.622, Nawfal battles Laylá's clan on behalf of Majnun.

Ando Jubei - Decanter-Shaped Vase with Dragonfly - Walters 491725

Ando Jubei - Decanter-Shaped Vase with Dragonfly - Walters 491725

A long-necked vase white enamel moriage (relief) design to imitate ceramics and a dragonfly depicted in colored enamels on the neck. Mark of Ando Jubei on bottom.

Annibale Fontana - Plaque with Hercules and Achelous - Walters 4171

Annibale Fontana - Plaque with Hercules and Achelous - Walters 4171

This engraved plaque, along with Walters 41.70, show scenes from the life of the mythological hero Hercules and were initially set into a sumptuous, gilded casket that belonged to the ducal Gonzaga family of Ma... More

Anonymous - Binding from Five Poems (Quintet) - Walters W611binding - Bottom Exterior Closed

Anonymous - Binding from Five Poems (Quintet) - Walters W611binding - ...

This non-original binding from Walters manuscript W.611 probably dates to the early 13th century AH/AD 19th. The binding is composed of lacquer with floral design in the main and outer panels, as well as centra... More

Anonymous - Binding from Five Poems (Quintet) - Walters W622binding - Top Exterior

Anonymous - Binding from Five Poems (Quintet) - Walters W622binding - ...

This non-original binding from Walters manuscript W.622 is composed of lacquer boards (without a flap). The binding depicts hunting scenes with a gazelle and a bear and has an inscription on the lower board, d... More

Antoine-Louis Barye - Eagle Holding a Heron (first version) - Walters 27146 - Profile

Antoine-Louis Barye - Eagle Holding a Heron (first version) - Walters ...

An eagle, with its beak opened as though it is screeching, has landed on a rock and leans over the lifeless body of a heron. This composition is one of several that trace their origin to a project that the Fren... More

Antoine-Louis Barye - Egyptian Dromedary - Walters 27118

Antoine-Louis Barye - Egyptian Dromedary - Walters 27118

This piece is cast. Public domain photograph of a sculpture, monument, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Antoine-Louis Barye - Seated Lion, Number 2 - Walters 27114

Antoine-Louis Barye - Seated Lion, Number 2 - Walters 27114

This piece is cast. Public domain photograph - lion, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Antoine-Louis Barye - Tracing of a Sketch of Horses Mating - Walters 372191
Antoine-Louis Barye - Wounded Ibex - Walters 27159

Antoine-Louis Barye - Wounded Ibex - Walters 27159

This piece is cast, and is on a red marble base.

Arnau Bassa - Triptych with Madonna and Child with the Crucifixion and the Annunciation - Walters 37468 - A T Right Detail E

Arnau Bassa - Triptych with Madonna and Child with the Crucifixion and...

The central scene of this altarpiece depicts the enthroned Madonna and Child flanked by angels. The Christ Child holds a tiny European goldfinch, a symbol of his resurrection. The bird is tethered, a reminder t... More

Asano Eizo - Zashiki juku doke Chushingura - Walters 95652

Asano Eizo - Zashiki juku doke Chushingura - Walters 95652

Kyosai here turns "seppuku" (ritualized suicide) into something treated humorously: suicide by disembowelment is about to be performed on a blowfish. This print represents a scene from a play that parodies one ... More

Assyrian - Relief with Winged Genius - Walters 219

Assyrian - Relief with Winged Genius - Walters 219

The genius was a benevolent deity, who also had a protective function. His elaborate garments, with intricate depictions of animal hunts and ritual scenes along the edges, are the typical apparel of courtiers ... More

Atai - View of the Bosphorus Strait - Walters W66610A - Open Reverse

Atai - View of the Bosphorus Strait - Walters W66610A - Open Reverse

This folio from Walters manuscript W.666 contains a view of the Bosphorus Strait.

Atelier of the Boxes - Mirror Cover with Lovers Playing Chess and a Dispute between the Sexes - Walters 71206 - Back

Atelier of the Boxes - Mirror Cover with Lovers Playing Chess and a Di...

On this circular mirror back, a sequential story is shown in three scenes; above, a young couple plays chess, at the right, a woman threatens a bearded man or hermit with a broom, at the left and center, the be... More

Auguste Couder - Still Life with Fruit - Walters 371633

Auguste Couder - Still Life with Fruit - Walters 371633

Louis-Charles-Auguste Couder (French, 1790-1873). 'Still Life with Fruit,' ca. 1865. watercolor with white heightening and graphite underdrawing on cream moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper. Walters ... More

Aztec - Mask - Walters 2009201 - Three Quarter Right

Aztec - Mask - Walters 2009201 - Three Quarter Right

Throughout Mesoamerica, the wearing of masks was central to the performance of religious rituals and reenactments of myths and history. The face is the center of identity, and by changing one's face, a person c... More

Babylonian - Cylinder Seal with Three Standing Figures and Inscriptions - Walters 42692 - View A

Babylonian - Cylinder Seal with Three Standing Figures and Inscription...

The scene on this seal depicts three figures. The first figure wears a long robe and pointed headdress, and there is an inverted crescent in the field above and to the side of his head. Standing before him is a... More

Barthélemy Texier - Plaque with Saint George - Walters 4463

Barthélemy Texier - Plaque with Saint George - Walters 4463

The saint, wearing pseudo-classical armor decorated with scrolls, a winged helmet and embroidered buskins, his flying mantle clasped on the right shoulder with a round fibula, rides a white horse which rears to... More

Benedetto Bordon - Leaf from Breviary - Walters W33381V - Open Reverse

Benedetto Bordon - Leaf from Breviary - Walters W33381V - Open Reverse

Benedetto Bordon. 'Leaf from Breviary,' ca. 1480. ink, paint and gold on parchment. Walters Art Museum (W.333.81V): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Bernardo Daddi - Madonna and Child - Walters 37553

Bernardo Daddi - Madonna and Child - Walters 37553

The head of a large workshop, Bernardo Daddi was one of the most prolific painters of 14th-century Florence. This work is the central panel of a polyptych, or multi-panel altarpiece, and would have been flanked... More

British - Portrait of a Lady Wearing an Elaborate Hat - Walters 371985

British - Portrait of a Lady Wearing an Elaborate Hat - Walters 371985

Anonymous (English). 'Portrait Of Lady Wearing Elaborate Hat,' 1780-1800. oil on canvas. Walters Art Museum (37.1985): S. & A. P. Fund.

Byzantine - Menorah Token - Walters 47654

Byzantine - Menorah Token - Walters 47654

This token displays an image of the menorah, the seven-branched candlestick used in Jewish temples. Made for private use, such tokens were at times inscribed with the name of the owner. In this period, the meno... More

Byzantine - Saint Panteleimon - Walters 4820864

Byzantine - Saint Panteleimon - Walters 4820864

Panteleimon, a physician who became a saint through his great charity for the poor, miracles, and martyrdom, is shown here with a lancet in his right hand. This tile is one among three in the Walters Art Museum... More

Byzantine - St George and the Dragon - Walters 41205

Byzantine - St George and the Dragon - Walters 41205

Fragment of a small steatite image of St. George and the dragon. Its back side is rough and uneven, since it was originally embedded in a protective wooden panel. A number of comparable artefacts are known, col... More

Cambodian - Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha - Walters 25171

Cambodian - Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha - Walters 25171

During one of the weeks following his enlightenment, the Buddha Shakyamuni was sheltered from the rain by a serpent known as a naga. In Cambodia, the naga, in the form of a multi-headed hooded cobra, was consid... More

Cambodian - Shiva and Uma on the Bull Nandi - Walters 542947

Cambodian - Shiva and Uma on the Bull Nandi - Walters 542947

Here is the Hindu god Shiva with his spouse, as they appear in their mountain paradise.

Cambodian - Stele with Eight-armed Avalokiteshvara - Walters 25194 - Back

Cambodian - Stele with Eight-armed Avalokiteshvara - Walters 25194 - B...

The carved front of this stele bears an image of Avalokiteshvara. The reverse has an 8-line inscription.

Cambodian - The Hindu God Brahma - Walters 542734

Cambodian - The Hindu God Brahma - Walters 542734

The last king to build great monuments at the city of Angkor, Jayavarman VII, was a Buddhist. During his reign, sculptors created images that seem more personable, less remote. Hindu gods such as Brahma, the cr... More

Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni - Initial N with Saint Peter Enthroned and the Liberation of Saint Peter - Walters W15335V - Open Reverse

Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni - Initial N with Saint Peter Enthroned...

Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni (Italian, active 1369-1415). 'Initial N with Saint Peter Enthroned and the Liberation of Saint Peter,' ca. 1380. ink, paint and gold on parchment. Walters Art Museum (W.153.35V):... More

Charles Loring Elliott - Anthony Van Corlear - Walters 37101

Charles Loring Elliott - Anthony Van Corlear - Walters 37101

Although he was an accomplished portraitist, Elliott had received little formal training apart from six months in 1829 spent in the studio of John Quidor (1801-81), who had broken with the traditional realism p... More

Chelsea Porcelain Factory - Inkstand - Walters 48842

Chelsea Porcelain Factory - Inkstand - Walters 48842

European inkstands were most often made of silver, though examples in pewter, lead, earthenware, and porcelain, like this one, are also known. They were used to hold pens, ink, and other writing implements. The... More

Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory - Covered Vase - Walters 48848

Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory - Covered Vase - Walters 48848

These neoclassical vases are copied from a Sèvres model known as a "vase panneaux." The putti and landscapes were probably painted by Richard Askew and Zachariah Boreman, respectively, who both worked at Chelse... More

Chinese - Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony - Walters 42278 - Profile

Chinese - Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony - Walters 42278 - Profile

This brush washer was carved in the round, most likely with wooden tools or sandstone (drills, polishers) coated with mineral paste to break away the hard jade. It is in the shape of a peony, known as the "quee... More

Chinese - Country-scenes in Mountain Landscape - Walters 354

Chinese - Country-scenes in Mountain Landscape - Walters 354

Nanking School. 'Landscape,' 17th century. Ink and light colors on silk. Walters Art Museum (35.4): PAN. PAC. INTER EXPOS., SAN FRANCISCO.

Chinese - Covered Food Bowl - Walters 54471 - Pieces A B Front

Chinese - Covered Food Bowl - Walters 54471 - Pieces A B Front

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Chinese - Covered Food Bowl - Walters 54471

Chinese - Covered Food Bowl - Walters 54471

Anonymous (Chinese). 'Covered Food Bowl,' 6th-5th century BC. bronze. Walters Art Museum (54.471): Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters.

Chinese - Dish with Landscape - Walters 491232

Chinese - Dish with Landscape - Walters 491232

This is an example of "famille rose" porcelain.

Chinese - Flask - Walters 491632 - Detail A

Chinese - Flask - Walters 491632 - Detail A

This is an example of blue and white porcelain. Public domain image of Chinese art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese - Mandala with the Buddha and Bodhisattvas - Walters 3592

Chinese - Mandala with the Buddha and Bodhisattvas - Walters 3592

In the center of this piece is an inscription in Manchu script. Each figure has an inscription in Chinese and another language with larger side panels the same. The Chinese inscription to the right of the Buddh... More

Chinese - Mantle Garniture - Walters 492241

Chinese - Mantle Garniture - Walters 492241

This is an example of "famille rose" porcelain made for export to Europe.

Chinese - Pilgrim Bottle with the Character "Shou" (Long Life) - Walters 491685 - Profile
Chinese - Pilgrim Flask with Floral Motif - Walters 492047

Chinese - Pilgrim Flask with Floral Motif - Walters 492047

This "famille rose" flask depicts flowering pomegranate, prunus and pear. Public domain image of Chinese people, China history, government, and politics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese - Seated Guanyin (Kuan-yin) Bodhisattva - Walters 25256 - Right Side

Chinese - Seated Guanyin (Kuan-yin) Bodhisattva - Walters 25256 - Righ...

This late Ming dynasty dry-lacquer sculpture is an image of the bodhisattva Guanyin, an enlightened being venerated in Chinese Buddhism as an embodiment of compassion. Called a "Water-moon Guanyin" or "Guanyin ... More

Chinese - Snuff Bottle with Lions and Tasseled Balls - Walters 4964 - Group

Chinese - Snuff Bottle with Lions and Tasseled Balls - Walters 4964 - ...

Anonymous (Chinese). 'Snuff Bottle with Lions and Tasseled Balls,' 1796-1820. carved porcelain with design in undercut relief. Walters Art Museum (49.64): Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters.

Chinese - Vase with a Scene from a Novel - Walters 49201

Chinese - Vase with a Scene from a Novel - Walters 49201

This is an example of blue and white porcelain. Public domain image of Chinese art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chorrera - Avian Effigy Vessel - Walters 482772 - Three Quarter

Chorrera - Avian Effigy Vessel - Walters 482772 - Three Quarter

Chorrera culture (1800-300 BCE) ceramics are considered the hallmark of the civilization that arose in the wake of Valdivia culture along the coastal provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabí, Guayas and Los Ríos. Notabl... More

Colima - Dwarf-shaman Effigy Vessel - Walters 20092054 - Three Quarter Left
Colima - Group of Figurines and Architectural Model - Walters 20092033 - Three Quarter Back (2)

Colima - Group of Figurines and Architectural Model - Walters 20092033...

Narrative groupings of figurines in architectural settings have been found throughout Mesoamerica in contexts dating as early as the Middle Formative Period (900-400 BCE). Some are made from jadeite and similar... More

Colima - Seated Male - Walters 20092013 - Right Side

Colima - Seated Male - Walters 20092013 - Right Side

This figure-as-vessel features a seated male of commanding presence. The dark red-slipped figure portrays a man with confident visage in a straightforward, commanding seated position. His hornlike protrusion is... More

Colmar Painter - Running Warrior - Walters 481920

Colmar Painter - Running Warrior - Walters 481920

The tondo of the kylix shows a youthful warrior with long curly hair. He is nude except for his Attic helmet and holds a spear and a large round shield decorated with a horse, of which only the back is visible.... More

Constant Troyon - Coast near Villers - Walters 37993

Constant Troyon - Coast near Villers - Walters 37993

Troyon was the third generation of his family to be employed at the Sèvres Manufactory decorating porcelains. In his spare time, he began to sketch in the Fontainebleau Forest, where he met other painters who w... More

Cornelis de Bye - Coconut Cup with Old Testament Scenes - Walters 571046 - Side C

Cornelis de Bye - Coconut Cup with Old Testament Scenes - Walters 5710...

Objects of curiosity, coconuts from Africa or the East Indies were often turned into cups with silver mounts. The inscription in Dutch, "Drunkenness is the root of all evil," accompanies Old Testament scenes of... More

Costa Rican - Warrior Figure - Walters 20092025 - Three Quarter Back
Ebiya Rinnosuke - Seichu gishi den - Walters 9516 - Mark A

Ebiya Rinnosuke - Seichu gishi den - Walters 9516 - Mark A

Senzaki Yagoro Noriyasu running, spear in hand. Public domain photograph of 19th-century woodblock print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ebiya Rinnosuke - Seichu gishi den - Walters 955

Ebiya Rinnosuke - Seichu gishi den - Walters 955

Picryl description: Public domain photo of Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala - Spain 1812, French Occupation - Walters 3739

Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala - Spain 1812, French Occupation - Walters 37...

Two Spanish partisans struggle to dispose of the corpse of a French dragoon by dumping it into a well. The old woman at the entrance carries the helmets and swords of their victim and of another French soldier ... More

Edwin Lord Weeks - Interior of a Mosque at Cordova - Walters 37169

Edwin Lord Weeks - Interior of a Mosque at Cordova - Walters 37169

This work, set in the 8th-century Great Mosque of Cordova in Spain may have been begun in 1880 while Weeks was staying in that city. In Weeks' estate sale catalogue, the scene was described as follows: Preachin... More

Egawa Toshinari - Tsuba with Animals from the Chinese Zodiac - Walters 51275 - Back

Egawa Toshinari - Tsuba with Animals from the Chinese Zodiac - Walters...

The Chinese zodiac, which is also used in Japan, assigns an animal to each year. There are twelve animals in total, six of which are depicted on this tsuba. The other six animals were probably used to decorate ... More

Egyptian - Amulet of Pataikos on Crocodiles - Walters 481602 - Right

Egyptian - Amulet of Pataikos on Crocodiles - Walters 481602 - Right

This dwarf-like, protective deity was very popular in ancient Egypt; amulets in the shape of this god were particularly popular from the Third Intermediate period. The Greek name Pataikos comes from a passage i... More

Egyptian - Amuletic Plaque with Nephthys - Walters 481636 - Side A

Egyptian - Amuletic Plaque with Nephthys - Walters 481636 - Side A

A trapezoidal shaped faience amulet in the form of a plaque with the raised relief image of the goddess Nephthys. The goddess kneels upon a low base and holds her right hand in front of her face in a gesture of... More

Egyptian - Baker Djehuty and Wife Ahhotep - Walters 22164

Egyptian - Baker Djehuty and Wife Ahhotep - Walters 22164

A funerary image for the couple's tomb, this sculpture was meant to function as a dwelling place for their spirits. Relief images of the couple's two sons appear on the sides of the seat.

Egyptian - Bull's Head - Walters 42191

Egyptian - Bull's Head - Walters 42191

This head of a bull may have belonged to a small figurine of an Apis bull, which may have been an amulet pendant or a small ritual statuette. The head was mounted as an earring in modern times but it is unlikel... More

Egyptian - Bust of an Old Man - Walters 22145

Egyptian - Bust of an Old Man - Walters 22145

The flesh folds around the mouth, the pockets beneath the eyes, the sharply furrowed brow, and the downward turn of the mouth impart a sense of emotion and experience to this sculpture. Indeed, the expression i... More

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View A

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View A

Throughout Islamic history, sultans, princes, and court officials have been active art patrons. This impressive candlestick base was commissioned by Zayn al-Din Kitbugha, who served as "saqi," or cupbearer, at... More

Egyptian - Cosmetic Container with Round Receptacles and Inscriptions - Walters 481381

Egyptian - Cosmetic Container with Round Receptacles and Inscriptions ...

NaN Public domain photograph of archaeological object, ancient Egypt, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Egyptian - Djed Pillar - Walters 482655 - Left

Egyptian - Djed Pillar - Walters 482655 - Left

The djed pillar is a hieroglyphic sign meaning "duration" and "stability." It is also a symbol of Osiris, the god of the underworld.

Egyptian - Djed Pillar - Walters 61214 - Right

Egyptian - Djed Pillar - Walters 61214 - Right

Anonymous (Egyptian). 'Djed symbol,' 1500-1000 BC. Inlay on wood; Wood/red/blue/green glass/gilded. Walters Art Museum (61.214): Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930.

Egyptian - Dwarf Scaraboid - Walters 4250 - Impression Detail

Egyptian - Dwarf Scaraboid - Walters 4250 - Impression Detail

Oval plaques with images of humans or animals instead of a scarab beetle are named "scaraboid." This small example shows a female (?) dwarf executed in high relief. The bottom inscription has the name of the go... More

Egyptian - Egyptian Necklace - Walters 571516 - Detail A

Egyptian - Egyptian Necklace - Walters 571516 - Detail A

While the gold, blue faience, and carnelian beads interspersed with 11 amulets and thin gold spacers decorated with granulation are genuine, their arrangement in this necklace is a modern reconstruction. The va... More

Egyptian - Egyptian Necklace - Walters 571516 - Detail D

Egyptian - Egyptian Necklace - Walters 571516 - Detail D

While the gold, blue faience, and carnelian beads interspersed with 11 amulets and thin gold spacers decorated with granulation are genuine, their arrangement in this necklace is a modern reconstruction. The va... More

Egyptian - Female Dwarf - Walters 71507 - Right

Egyptian - Female Dwarf - Walters 71507 - Right

This carefully carved plump female figure has dwarfed limbs, a large head with short curly hair, and large breasts. A deep hole marks the navel. The wide pubic triangle is marked by holes. There is a depression... More

Egyptian - Hawk; Falcon - Walters 42192 - Left

Egyptian - Hawk; Falcon - Walters 42192 - Left

The slender falcon (shaped like a dove) of lapis lazuli with simplified details of the wing feathers indicated by light incisions.

Egyptian - Head of a King - Walters 54391

Egyptian - Head of a King - Walters 54391

The king wears a war helmet with a bronze uraeus at the front. The eyes are inlaid with black and white enamel. The helmet is cemented to the head, it may not be original. The beard is missing.

Egyptian - Head of a Man - Walters 22384 - Back

Egyptian - Head of a Man - Walters 22384 - Back

This is the head of a man, whose headdress is rendered in the style of the Old Kingdom elite. It is broken at the neck.

Egyptian - Head of a Man - Walters 22384 - Left

Egyptian - Head of a Man - Walters 22384 - Left

This is the head of a man, whose headdress is rendered in the style of the Old Kingdom elite. It is broken at the neck.

Egyptian - Head of a Man - Walters 22385 - Three Quarter

Egyptian - Head of a Man - Walters 22385 - Three Quarter

This sculpture of a man has been carved in the round and polished smooth. The piece is a fragment, broken off at the neck but otherwise undamaged. The man has a shaved head with a flat top.

Egyptian - Heart Scarab of Bak-en-Djehuti - Walters 42380 - Impression (2)

Egyptian - Heart Scarab of Bak-en-Djehuti - Walters 42380 - Impression...

The ancient Egyptians believed that the dung beetle, the Scarabaeus sacer, was one of the manifestations of the sun god. Representations of these beetles were used as amulets, and for ritual or administrative p... More

Egyptian - Heart Scarab with Deceased Adoring Osiris - Walters 4283 - Reverse

Egyptian - Heart Scarab with Deceased Adoring Osiris - Walters 4283 - ...

This steatite pendant is suspended by a perforated tang. Stone inlays are set in black paste. On the front is a beetle with outstretched legs in high relief. On the flat reverse tiny inlays filled the recessed ... More

Egyptian - Hippopotamus - Walters 71527 - Left

Egyptian - Hippopotamus - Walters 71527 - Left

This animal with a hanging belly, short legs and tail, oval head, wide mouth, and large ears shown flat against the head is probably a hippopotamus. Details of the figure are partly modeled, partly incised. The... More

Egyptian - Hippopotamus - Walters 71528

Egyptian - Hippopotamus - Walters 71528

This small figure displays a standing hippopotamus. Figures such as this may have been votives.

Egyptian - Horus the Child, Seal Squatting Child - Walters 42207 - Left

Egyptian - Horus the Child, Seal Squatting Child - Walters 42207 - Lef...

This squatting Horus Child may have been used as a seal.

Egyptian - Isis Nursing the Child Horus - Walters 22301 - Back

Egyptian - Isis Nursing the Child Horus - Walters 22301 - Back

This fragment of a statuette has a uraeus on it forehead, and a hole on top of its head, possibly for the insertion of a crown. There is also a stele at its back. Some other elements that are visible include Is... More

Egyptian - Isis with Child Horus - Walters 22137 (2)

Egyptian - Isis with Child Horus - Walters 22137 (2)

This calcite-alabaster, travertine statue depicts Isis with the child Horus. Isis has a uraeus on her forehead and a long wig and the original crown is missing. She wears a collar. Her upper left arm is broken off.

Egyptian - Juvenile God with a Sun Disk - Walters 541979

Egyptian - Juvenile God with a Sun Disk - Walters 541979

Anonymous (Egyptian). 'Harpocrates standing wearing sun-disc,' . Bronze/ gold for inlay. Walters Art Museum (54.1979): KELEKIAN (FROM PYRAMIDS).

Egyptian - Kneeling Figure of Hor-wedja - Walters 2279

Egyptian - Kneeling Figure of Hor-wedja - Walters 2279

Hor-wedja was the son of Vizier Sasobek, the highest-ranking official during the reign of King Psammetichus I. Hor-wedja's son Meryptah commissioned this temple sculpture for him. Hor-wedja kneels, presenting o... More

Egyptian - Kneeling Woman - Walters 541621

Egyptian - Kneeling Woman - Walters 541621

Likely part of a larger composition, this statuette may have held an offering tray or another figure. The face has elegant features, and the wig is meticulously worked. A mourning figure, it could have been pla... More

Egyptian - Lion - Walters 481538 - Right

Egyptian - Lion - Walters 481538 - Right

Representation of male lions were common in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Roman Period. They were related to Kingship as well as to the sky. This figurine was either used as an amulet or by a priest... More

Egyptian - Lioness Headed Goddess - Walters 481546 - Back

Egyptian - Lioness Headed Goddess - Walters 481546 - Back

The lustrous blue glaze on this example of Egyptian faience (a ceramic-like, glazed material) imitated the tones of turquoise, which was imported from the Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian faience was inexpensive to pr... More

Egyptian - Lionness Headed Usekh, So Called "Aegis" - Walters 571429

Egyptian - Lionness Headed Usekh, So Called "Aegis" - Walters 571429

Silver was not easily obtainable in Egypt and was probably more costly for ancient Egyptians to acquire than gold.

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