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Pilaster - Portion of a pilaster

Portion of a pilaster

  • Object:

    Pilaster

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    486-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This part of a terracotta pilaster is decorated with a circular shield, helmet and quivers.

Physical description

Pilaster, portion of, decorated in relief with a circular shield bearing the device of a winged thunderbolt surmounted by a plumed helmet with a ram's head in relief; on either side is a ribbon device, and at the back of the helmet are two quivers crossed together, with portion of a sword.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 23.125 in, Width: 13.625 in

Descriptive line

Pilaster, terracotta, shield, ram's head, helmet, quivers

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1892. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1893. pp. 66

Materials

Terracotta

Subjects depicted

Ram's head; Shield; Sword; Thunderbolt; Quiver

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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