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David and Saul
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David and Saul


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Description This fragment may have belonged to a group of colorfully decorated tunic ornaments telling the story of King David. The central medallion depicts David the musician. The presence of the "ankh," an alternative form of the cross used by Egyptian Christians as a symbol of life, between the heads of the two figures suggests a Christian owner.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/01/1976Treatmentre-framed
4/23/1980Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Wurtzburger Fund and Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Milch, 1975, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1975, by gift.
Credit Gift in honor of Janet Wurtzburger by her friends and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Milch, 1975

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Period
7th-8th century (Late Antique)
Medium
wool threads on a linen warp
(Textiles)
Accession Number
83.727
Measurements
7 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. (19.2 x 21.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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