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Plaster cast - Philosopher or prophet

Philosopher or prophet

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    London (cast)

  • Date:

    ca. 1505 (made)
    ca, 1868 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1868-63

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64b, The Simon Sainsbury Gallery, case WE

This figure is a plaster cast copy taken from a statue in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London. Ninety-five of the original images of saints remain in-situ, representing the most important surviving example of early sixteenth-century architectural sculpture in England. Casts like these were intended to provide easy access to great works of art, providing models for architects and craftspeople to study at a time when there was renewed interest in medieval art.

Physical description

A philosopher or prophet holding a scroll.

Place of Origin

England (made)
London (cast)

Date

ca. 1505 (made)
ca, 1868 (cast)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Descriptive line

Plaster cast of a philosopher or prophet, from Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, ca. 1505, cast by Domenico Brucciani, ca. 1868

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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