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Plaque with Emblem
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Plaque with Emblem


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A rectangular plaque displays an oval wreath of laurel leaves enframing a device composed of a pair of wings and a scroll inscribed: SVB VMBRA TVARVM [alarum]- a free rendering of verse 4 of Psalm 90, translated: "He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust." The scroll and wings are white; the ground lapis blue; the laurel leaves green, with clusters of fruit at the angles and fillets in amber color. In the corners sprays of leaves are indicated in gilding.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/28/1956Treatmentrepaired
10/08/1987Treatmentother
11/20/1987Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; examined for condition
Provenance Anatole Demidoff, Prince of San Donato [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Collections de San Donato Sale, Paris, March 22, 1870, lot 468; Henry Willett, Brighton, England [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, London, April 7, 1905, no. 98; George Robinson Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] SVB VMBRA * TVARVM; [Translation] Under the shadow [of your wings]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1530-1540 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.284
Measurements
H: 8 3/4 x W: 7 7/8 in. (22.3 x 20 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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