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The Battle of the Israelites Against the Amalekites at Raphidim
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The Battle of the Israelites Against the Amalekites at Raphidim


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Description The interior, on the right, Josue and the mounted Israelites charge against Amalec and his troops, who are seen on the left, some already turning their backs to the battle. In the middle distance is a camp with tents, and on a hill at the right, Aaron and Hur are staying up the hands of Moses, which were heavy. Shafts of divine light fall on Moses and Josue. The border is decorated with gilt scrolls on blue ground. On the exterior of the tazza, three grotesque grinning male masks, one with a cusped forehead, the others wearing a crown or devil's horns are set in cartouches and alternate with female terms, amidst strapwork. The blue background is decorated along the rim with an ovolo line, elsewhere with gilt scrolls. On the foot, the ground of which is black, are painted in brilliant colors heightened with foil two groups of grotesque sphinxes or dragons affronting grotesque female terms, and two squatting grotesque male terms. On the edge is a gilt continuous spray of leaves. The knop of the conical foot is gilt with laurel leaves now faded.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/21/1964Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Special Exhibition of the Works of Art of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and More Recent Periods. South Kensington Museum, London. 1862.
Provenance Samuel Addington (?), before 1862, by purchase; Frédéric Spitzer, Paris, by purchase; F. Spitzer Collection Sale, Paul Chevallier and Charles Mannheim, Paris, April 17, 1893, lot 563 [passed]; Charles Borradaile, Brighton, before 1897, by purchase; George Robinson Harding, London, [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] in the black strapwork: I. C.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1555-1585 (Early Modern)
Medium
painted enamels on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.211
Measurements
H: 5 1/2 x W: 9 13/16 in. (14 x 24.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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