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The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. They have done an amazing job of digitising the collection and presenting it on their beautiful website which includes the ability to create your own personal collections. All photographs on the site of two-dimensional objects have been released into the public domain and three-dimensional objects released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Restrictions apply to high resolution images which can be ordered on request. Visit The Walters Art Museum site OUR CONTENT FROM THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM

The Sea Monk (ca. 1845)

A woodblock print, by the late Edo period artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, illustrating the story of an encounter with the Sea Monk or Umibozu, a spirit in Japanese folklo…more

Circulation of Ch’i (1886)

A nineteenth-century Taoist ink drawing by an unknown Chinese artist, showing the circulation of ch’i (or qì) through the human body….more

The Maps of Piri Reis

Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed i…more