Art: Welfenschatz

New Yorkers who had $1 and the inclination were given opportunity last week to inspect 82 objects that made up the greatest collection of medieval art ever to come to the U. S.—one of the greatest in the world—the Welfenschatz or Guelph Treasure.

Guelphs and Ghibellines are names familiar to historians, confusing to the laity. Guelph comes from hwelp or whelp, meaning a wolf's pup, and Ghibelline is an Italian attempt to pronounce the name of the counts of Waiblingen.

Both families emerged from the primeval sludge in what is now Bavaria...

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