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Winged Tiger
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Winged Tiger


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This unusual creature, half tiger and half bird, must have been perceived as a protector of the building where the candlestick was once used. It is similar in style to the figures on the bronze doors cast by Italian craftsmen for many large churches and cathedrals during the 12th century. It is unclear whether the candlestick was made for use at home or in a church.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/05/1977Examinationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2001-2002.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2002-2005.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance Private collection, Milan, Italy; George Robinson Harding, London and H. Wareham Harding, New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1921, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1921

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Period
12th century (Medieval)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.231
Measurements
H: 6 1/4 x W: 4 1/8 x D: 1 5/16 in. (15.9 x 10.5 x 3.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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