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Inkstand

Inkstand

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by D. M. Currie

  • Museum number:

    M.161-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is an inkstand made in the 16th century Italy. This inkstand is in bronze and representing Medusa, Cupids, Nessus and Deianeira.

Physical description

Inkstand, bronze cast in relief, on four claw and acanthus feet. Representing a Medusa head within a laurel wreath flanked by Cupids (cover); a bust between cornucopia flanked by groups of Nessus and Deianeira (back & front); and a Medusa mask above a swag of laurel on either side.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 4.2 in, Length: 9.4 in, Width: 4.7 in

Descriptive line

Inkstand, Medusa, Cupids, Nessus and Deianeira. Italian ca. 1500.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Laurel wreaths; Claw; Cornucopia; Acanthus

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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