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Candlestick - Cupid Holding a Cornucopiae

Cupid Holding a Cornucopiae

  • Object:

    Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (probably, made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.107:1-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cupid standing naked, the right foot forward, holding in both hands a spirally fluted horn. On an oval moulded base.

Place of Origin

Venice (probably, made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Candlestick, bronze, Cupid holding a cornucopiae, Italy, probably Venice, 16th century

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

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 7

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Horn

Categories

Myths & Legends; Accessories; Sculpture; Household objects

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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