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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:

    487-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This part of a terracotta pilaster is decorated in relief with a shield, an image of Europa and torch-holders.

Physical description

Pilaster, portion of. Terracotta; decorated with a shield ornamented with the subject of Europa and the bull; behind it are two torch holders crossed; and at the bottom of the panel is the handle of a sword and the head of an axe.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Length: 17 in, Width: 13.75 in

Descriptive line

Pilaster, shield, Europa and bull, axe head, sword handle

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

Bull; Shield; Sword; Axe

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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