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Creation of the Animals
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Creation of the Animals

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Description God the Father standing within an oval frame of curling clouds animated with cherub heads, holds the globe in his left hand. With his right, he makes a gesture of blessing and command, to create the "fowl that may fly over the earth under the firmament of heaven...every living and moving creature, which the waters brought forth...beasts of the earth according to their kinds," (Genesis 1:20-24). Gilt scrolls decorate the cavetto and on the border is a pattern of interlaced white scrolls inside the molded white rim.
Date Description Narrative
7/09/1965Treatmentloss compensation; cleaned
10/14/1987Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, no. 66; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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2nd half 16th century (late Renaissance)
painted enamel on copper
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Diam: 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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