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Inkstand

Inkstand

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably Padua, made)

  • Date:

    mid 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    575-1865

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze inkstand made in the mid16th century Italy, probably in Padua. This inkstand is in circular shape and ornamented with masks and garlands. The cover is surmounted by a large statuette of a Roman emperor and is apparently of later date than the lower part.

Physical description

Circular bronze inkstand ornamented with masks and garlands. The cover is surmounted by a large statuette of a Roman emperor and is apparently of later date than the lower part.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably Padua, made)

Date

mid 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 27.3 cm, Width: 15.24 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Soulage Collection for £10 in 1865.

Descriptive line

Inkstand, bronze, ornamented with masks and garlands, Italy (probably Padua), mid 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Robinson, John Charles. Catalogue of the Soulages Collection. London: Chapman & Hall, 1856, p. 115
Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1865. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 29

Production Note

A statuette of a Roman emperor on the cover is apparently of later date.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Garland; Mask; Roman emperor

Categories

Bronze; Tools & Equipment

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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