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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Siegburg (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pipeclay

  • Museum number:

    1593:1, 2-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This fragment of a statuette of pipeclay is made in the late 15th century in Siegburg, Germany by an unknown artist and represents a man and a woman in costume of the period riding on a horse.

The material 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

A man and a woman in costume of the period riding on a horse. Figures are seated back to back.

Place of Origin

Siegburg (made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pipeclay

Dimensions

Height: 7.30 cm

Object history note

Bought from Thewalt collection.

Historical context note

Siegburg was a centre of ceramic production with well-organised workshops and kilns in which pipeclay figures were also fired.

Descriptive line

Statuette (fragment of), pipeclay, a man and a woman on horseback, Germany (Siegburg), late 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. 270

Materials

Pipeclay

Subjects depicted

Man; Horse; Woman

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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