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Inkstand base

Inkstand base

  • Place of origin:

    Italian (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1570 - ca. 1630 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Dr W.L. Hildburgh Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.358-1956

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The centre is in the form of a cup with short stem and circular foot; the rim is flanged and has three projecting scallop-shaped bowls set round it at intervals. Between these are Classical winged sphinxes (attached by screws) sitting on their haunches with their wings hooked over the bowls. The whole is fixed to a triangular base mounted on three clawed feet.

Place of Origin

Italian (made)

Date

ca. 1570 - ca. 1630 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 15.39 cm, Width: 18.89 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A., 1956.

Descriptive line

Base of an inkstand, bronze, Italian, late 16th to early 17th century

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

Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum. 1540 to the Present-Day, Vol I Italian, Oxford, 1992, p. 283-4

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Sphinxes

Categories

Household objects; Bronze; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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