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Door knocker

Door knocker

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    1575-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cast bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Andrew Whilford Anderson Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.30-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 62, case WW, shelf EXP

This doorknocker is typical of the elaborate style now known as Mannerism. In the middle is a putto (boy) with outstretched wings. At the base is a female head. The sides are formed by two dolphins whose tails support a cartouche (an oval shield with a rolled border). Within the cartouche is a coat of arms.

Physical description

Lyre-shaped, the sides formed by two dolphins whose tails support a cartouche with a coat-of-arms, party-per-fess. In the middle is a cherub terminal figure whose base rests on a female head

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

1575-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

cast bronze

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm, Width: 27.2 cm, Depth: 9.8 cm, Weight: 7.12 kg

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mr. A. W. Anderson.

Descriptive line

Door Knocker, bronze, Italy (Venice), ca. 1575-1600

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Dolphin; Putto

Categories

Sculpture; Bronze; Household objects

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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