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Andrew Whilford Anderson Bequest
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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.
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
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Materials and Techniques
Height: 36 cm, Width: 27.2 cm, Depth: 9.8 cm, Weight: 7.12 kg
Object history note
Bequeathed by Mr. A. W. Anderson.
Door Knocker, bronze, Italy (Venice), ca. 1575-1600
Sculpture; Bronze; Household objects