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David Presented to Saul
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David Presented to Saul


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Description This fragment may have belonged to the same colorfully decorated tunic as Walters 83.727. Both pieces tell the story of King David. This fragment depicts David the musician. The ankh, an ancient Egyptian symbol of life, was adopted by Egyptian Christians as a variant of the cross. Its presence between the heads of the two figures suggests a Christian owner. Several smaller roundels with equestrian figures originally accompanied the scene.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/13/2013ExaminationExamined
Exhibitions
  • Undercover Stories in Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
Provenance Estate of Dikran Kelekian; Charles Kelekian [date of acquisition unknown], by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1977, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1977

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Period
7th-8th century (Late Antique)
Medium
colored wool threads on a linen warp
(Textiles)
Accession Number
83.728
Measurements
25 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (64.5 x 25.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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