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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Siegburg (made)

  • Date:

    mid 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pipeclay

  • Museum number:

    1596-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette of pipeclay in made in the middle of the 16th century in Siegburg, Germany by an unknown artist and represents the standing figure of an ecclesiastic.
He wears a beretta and a cloak; in his right hand is a rosary and in his left a book.

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

Standing figure of an ecclesiastic. He wears a beretta and a cloak; in his right hand is a rosary and in his left a book.

Place of Origin

Siegburg (made)

Date

mid 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pipeclay

Dimensions

Height: 5.71 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, pipeclay, figure of an ecclesiastic, Germany (Siegburg), middle of 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. 271

Materials

Pipeclay

Subjects depicted

Book; Figure; Rosary; Cloak

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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