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Gold and silver damascened cigarette case, Spain, circa 1940.
Oil on canvas, 39 ¾ x 65 ¾ in. (101 x 167 cm)
Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung, Munich, on permanent loan to the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, inv. no. FH 551
Uta Codex,Front Cover of Evangeliary
Ottonian ca. 1020
Portrait of a Lady, Called Elizabeth, Lady Tanfield, 1615. Detail.
This mid-eighth century illuminated manuscript was looted by a Viking army but later bought back by an English ealdorman called Aelfred, “by pure gold”. The little notes above and below the main, latin text, are Aelfred’s account in old English of the incident.
After the Ball, Detail. by Conrad Kiesel (1846-1921)