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David and Saul

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description This fragment may have belonged to a group of colorfully decorated tunic ornaments telling the story of King David. The central medallion depicts David the musician. The presence of the "ankh," an alternative form of the cross used by Egyptian Christians as a symbol of life, between the heads of the two figures suggests a Christian owner.
Date Description Narrative
4/23/1980Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Wurtzburger Fund and Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Milch, 1975, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1975, by gift.
Credit Gift in honor of Janet Wurtzburger by her friends and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Milch, 1975

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7th-8th century (Late Antique)
wool threads on a linen warp
Accession Number
7 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. (19.2 x 21.5 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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