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Bracket - Bracket


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    end of 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Istrian stone

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This istrian stone bracket is carved in low relief on one side with floral scrolls, birds, masks and a serpent entwining itself round a large bird. The bracket is also decorated with scrolled fruit and a cornucopiae. A bracket is a decorative or weight-bearing structural element made of wood, stone or metal that overhangs a wall to support or carry weight.

Physical description

Bracket. Istrian stone, carved in low relief on one side with floral srolls, brids, masks, and a serpent wntwining itself round a large bird; the fruit is scrolled and carved with a cornucopiae.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


end of 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Istrian stone


Height: 14 in, Length: 25 in, Width: 3.5 in

Object history note

Bought for £3.

Descriptive line

Bracket, Istrian stone, carved, Italy, end of 15th century.

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. 231


Istrian stone

Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Fruit; Serpent; Birds; Cornucopia; Masks


Sculpture Collection

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