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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    second half 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pipeclay

  • Museum number:

    1464-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette is made in the second half of the 16th century in Germany by an unknown artist.
The statuette represents the standing figure of a jester with a bauble in his right hand.

It is made of pipeclay, which is a fine white clay also used to make tobacco pipes and pottery. Conveniently situated on a major trading route, Siegburg was a centre of ceramic production with well-organised workshops and kilns in which also pipe-clay figures were fired.

Physical description

Standing figure of a jester with a bauble in his right hand.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

second half 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pipeclay

Dimensions

Height: 7.30 cm

Object history note

Dug up near Cologne. Bought, 5s.

Descriptive line

Statuette, pipeclay, standing figure of a jester, Germany (Siegburg), second half of 15th century

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

Inventory of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1903 - 1904. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1903, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 1907, p. 251

Production Note

Germany - Siegburg

Materials

Pipeclay

Subjects depicted

Bauble; Figure

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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