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Statuette - Abundance

Abundance

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1560 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    1334-1872

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze statuette made in Nuremberg, Germany in about 1560. The statuette, representing the Abundance, is very close in style and technique to those on the Actaeon fountain and probably from the same foundry. This once formed part of a similar house-fountain complex. On a larger scale, bronze figures of this type formed part of public fountains which became important during this period as expressions of a community's civic identity.

Physical description

A nude female figure, holding a cornucopia in her right hand and compressing her left breast with the other. The feet rest on a circular base having raised masks.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (made)

Date

ca. 1560 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 30.48 cm, Weight: 2.2 kg

Object history note

Bought in 1872.

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, Abundance, figure from a house fountain, Germany (Nuremberg), about 1560

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1872, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 113

Production Note

Ascribed to the master signing G.F.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Female

Categories

Sculpture; Bronze; Myths & Legends

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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