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Relief - Odoratus

Odoratus

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Alabaster framed in gilded wood

  • Museum number:

    A.40-1931

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This alabaster relief 'odoratus', or scent, depicts a seated lady holding a basket of flowers on her knees. With her left hand she holds up a flower to the nose of a man beside her. In the background to the left a pedestal with a vase of flowers. This is one of a series of 16th century reliefs from the Netherlands which relate to the senses.

Physical description

'Odoratus'. Relief in alabaster from a set of the Senses. To the left a setaed lady holds a basket of flowers on her knees; with her left hand she holds up a flower to the nose of a man beside her. In the background to the left a pedestal with a vase of flowers. In early frame of rough black wood with gilded mouldings.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Alabaster framed in gilded wood

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 12 cm

Object history note

Purchased for £15 with (A.39-1931) from F. Stevens, South Wilts and Blackmore Museum.

Descriptive line

Relief, odoratus, lady, flowers.

Materials

Alabaster

Techniques

Gilded

Subjects depicted

Basket; Vase; Woman; Smell; Flower

Categories

Sculpture; Reliefs

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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