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Statuette - Male torso

Male torso

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Alabaster, black marble

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This alabaster statuette of a male torso on a black marble base was given by F.T Palgrave an important commentator on contemporary sculpture around 1860. He wrote the Introduction to Sculpture in the London 1862 International Exhibition and the Handbook to the Fine Art Collections.

Physical description

Statuette of a male torso, alabaster, on a black marble base. Supposed to be a reduced copy of an atique original.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Alabaster, black marble

Object history note

Given by F.T. Palgrave, Esq.

Descriptive line

Statuette, male torso, alabaster, black marble, given by F.T Palgrave

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1889. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1890. pp. 33


Alabaster; Black marble


Sculpture Collection

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