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Medallion - A Sacrifice to Aesculapius
  • A Sacrifice to Aesculapius
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons
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A Sacrifice to Aesculapius

  • Object:

    Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jasperware with white relief decoration and gilt metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1280-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 7

Physical description

Medallion of blue jasperware with white relief decoration of A Sacrifice to Aesculapius. Circular in shape and in a gilt metal frame. Two seated male figures are below a low altar, and one is bearded and holding a snake, and the other is beardless and holds a dish in his left hand.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Jasperware with white relief decoration and gilt metal

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.6 cm approx.

Object history note

Gilt metal frame is of a later date.

Descriptive line

Medallion of blue jasperware with white relief decoration of A Sacrifice to Aesculapius, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., England, ca. 1780-1800.

Materials

Jasper ware; Gilt metal

Techniques

Relief

Subjects depicted

Sacrifice; Snake; Men

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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