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Lavello - Lavello

Lavello

  • Object:

    Lavello

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Istrian stone

  • Credit Line:

    Cavendish Bentinck Bequest

  • Museum number:

    1808-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This istrian stone wash basin (lavello) is carved with grotesque human masks amid leafy scrolls at either corner in front is a shield of arms. The two brackets are carved with a lion's head. Both of the taps are bronze.

Physical description

Lavello. Istrian stone, carved with grotesque human masks amid leafy scrolls; at either corner in front is a shield of arms. The two brackets are both carved with a lion's head. The two taps are of bronze.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Istrian stone

Dimensions

Height: 9 in of lavello, Length: 53 in of lavello

Descriptive line

Lavello, Istrian Stone, carved, Italy.

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. 227

Materials

Istrian stone

Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Grotesque masks; Coat of arms

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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