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Corbel table

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted terracotta

  • Museum number:

    252-1898

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This terracotta table consists of a row of trefoil arches, modelled in relief and painted with colours and gold. The spandrels are occupied by quatrefolis, seventeen of which contain half-length figures; in the other four are three lions and an eagle. Among the figure subjects are the Judgment of Solomon, Judith with the head of Holofernes, and the Devotion of Mutius Scaevola; another represents a king at prayer with the points of two swords at his neck. In the upper spaces between the quatrefoils are dragons, animals, birds, a cricket and floral devices.

Physical description

Corbel table, terracotta, consisting of a row of trefoil arches, modelled in relief and painted with colours and gold. The spandrels are occupied by quatrefolis, seventeen of which contain half-length figures; in the other four are three lions and an eagle. Among the figure subjects are the Judgment of Solomon, Judith with the head of Holofernes, and the Devotion of Mutius Scaevola; another represents a king at prayer with the points of two swords at his neck. In the upper spaces between the quatrefoils are dragons, animals, birds, a cricket and floral devices.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 14.375 in, Length: 22.5 in

Object history note

Bought for £355. 16s.

Descriptive line

Corbel table, terracotta

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1898. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1902. pp.41

Production Note

Southern France

Materials

Terracotta

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Cricket (animal); Dragon; Animals; Birds; Eagle; Lion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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