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Right Half of a Diptych with the Virgin and Child
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Right Half of a Diptych with the Virgin and Child


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The Venetian artist Niccolò Brancaleon worked in the Ethiopian imperial court at the turn of the 16th century. Brancaleon's use of naturalistic facial features and emphasis on three-dimensional volumes reveal his Italian background. However, his use of flat bands of bright colors in the frame and background testify to his knowledge of Ethiopian artistic conventions. Like Fre Seyon, an Ethiopian painter and monk active at the end of the fifteenth century, the Italian artist developed a highly influential artistic style.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/27/2004Treatmentcleaned; stabilized
12/09/2005Examinationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Angels of Light: Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; Museum of Biblical Art, New York. 2006-2007.
  • Sonya Clark: Loose Strands, Tight Knots. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Sam Fogg, London, England, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by an anonymous donor, 2002

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Period
ca. 1500 (Early Modern)
Medium
tempera on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
36.15
Measurements
H: 3 7/8 x W: 3 5/16 in. (9.9 x 8.4 cm)
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