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Samson Firing the Grain of the Philistines
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Samson Firing the Grain of the Philistines


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Samson is represented as a hero, clothed in a Roman cuirass and buskins. He holds in his right hand the staff of a flaming torch, while with his left he applies a lighted taper to the standing grain. Near him a fox, twisting its body, also sets fire to the wheat with a brand attached to its tail. In the left background a village is ablaze.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
5/07/1965Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Sale, Christie's, London, December 8, 1910, no. 129; George Robinson Harding, London, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
1525-1575 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.342
Measurements
H: 2 1/2 x W: 3 15/16 in. (6.3 x 10 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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