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Knocker

Knocker

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    555-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze door knocker made in 16th century Italy. This knocker is in the form of a triton, a nereid, and two sea dragons, intertwined, and combined with a satyr mask and a terminal figure.

Physical description

Bronze door knocker, a triton, a nereid, and two sea dragons, intertwined, and combined with a satyr mask and a terminal figure.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 31.75 cm, Width: 25.4 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Shandon Collection in 1877.

Descriptive line

Door knocker, bronze, a triton and dragons intertwined, Italian, 16th century

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1877, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 48
Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean
Museum: 1540 to the Present day.
vol. I Italian. Oxford, 1992, p. 245

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Satyrs; Sea horse

Categories

Bronze; Architectural fittings

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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