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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pipeclay

  • Museum number:

    1474-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This German statuette by an unknown artist from the 16th century shows an angel holding an escutcheon bearing the instruments of the Passion.

It is of pipeclay and was dug up near Cologne. Pipeclay 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

An angel holding an escutcheon bearing the instruments of the Passion.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pipeclay

Dimensions

Height: 5.08 cm

Object history note

Dug up near Cologne. Bought, 5s.

Descriptive line

Statuette, pipeclay, angel holding an escutcheon, Germany (Siegburg), 16th 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. 252

Production Note

Germany - Siegburg

Materials

Pipeclay

Subjects depicted

Angel; Instruments of the Passion; Escutcheon

Categories

Sculpture; Religion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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