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A Stickler For the Letter of the Law
art_type: wash on paper
description: Baltimore artist, Alfred Jacob Miller was a prolific sketcher. He filled many journals with drawings and captions from the time he was studying in Paris and Rome (1833) until the 1870's. In 1969 a collection of 100 of these sketches was generously donated to the Walters Art Museum by J. William Middendorf II. The interests of Miller are clearly reflected in these sketches: the theater (a large portion being quick figure drawings of the Ravel Pantomime Troupe), childhood memories, Baltimore scenery, and witty scenes of characters. (See The Walters Art Gallery Bulletin, April, 1969, Vol. 21, No. 7, Pages 3-4). "A Stickler for the letter of the Law. - 'Carry me to prison' 'Carry me did you say' 'Blur Nouns [?]' 'I won't stir a ha'porth - Let's see you carry me, Ye bloody thafe of the woruld." -Miller
artist: Alfred Jacob Miller (American, 1810-1874)
museum: Walters Museum
title: A Stickler For the Letter of the Law
from_api: Walters Museum
source: Walters Museum
image_url: http://static.thewalters.org/images/PS3_37.2468.43_Fnt_DD_KI13.jpg
date: 1825-1870
external_url: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/1727
Cylinder Seal with Enkidu Vanquishing the Bull of Heaven
art_type: hematite
description: At the center of the depicted scene is a handled jug on a stand. Flanking this motif on both sides is an animal contest motif with a bearded hero/bull-man in horned headdress battling a bull-man. At the edge of the scene is a cuneiform inscription in two registers at the top, and beneath it is a small four legged animal with a long tail that curls upward.
artist: Near Eastern
museum: Walters Museum
title: Cylinder Seal with Enkidu Vanquishing the Bull of Heaven
from_api: Walters Museum
source: Walters Museum
image_url: http://static.thewalters.org/images/PS1_42.786_SideA_DD_T06-tms.jpg
date: 1970-1670 BC
external_url: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/3746

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