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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:

    496-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This portion of a terracotta pilaster is decorated in relief with a helmet ornamented with a ram's head and griffin and surmounted by a crest formed by a sphinx on which an owl is perched; behind the crest there is a trophy of quivers and musical instruments.

Physical description

Pilaster, portion of. Terracotta; decorated in relief with a helmet ornamented with a ram's head and griffin, and surmounted by a crest formed by a sphinx, on which an owl is perched; behind is a trophy of quivers and musical instruments.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 in, Width: 13.75 in

Descriptive line

Pilaster, terracotta, helmet mounted by a crest, quivers and musical instruments

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. 67

Materials

Terracotta

Subjects depicted

Musical instruments; Sphinx; Crest; Helmet; Quivers; Owl; Griffin; Ram's head

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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