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[On the Way to Valhalla]

Object Details

Title:

[On the Way to Valhalla]

Artist/Maker:

Ernst Alpers (German, active Hannover, Germany about 1867)

Culture:

German

Place:

Hannover, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

1867

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.766.1.6

Dimensions:

16.8 × 60.4 cm (6 5/8 × 23 3/4 in.)

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Object Description

Two relief sculptures. In the left panel, Valkyries carry fallen warriors to Valhalla. In the right panel, soldiers and gods meet in the woods and shake hands.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.