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Plaquette - The Stoning of St. Stephen

The Stoning of St. Stephen

  • Object:

    Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt copper

  • Museum number:

    A.68-1949

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This gilt-copper plaquette representing the stoning of St Stephen, is possibly German and made in the 17th century.
St. Stephen kneels in the centre foreground between two men with stones raised above their heads. His right hand lifted, he looks up at Christ and God the Father in the clouds. A boy sits on the left another crouches on the right. Behind these figures there is an open space with a gateway in the near distance. Above in the cloud God the Father with Christ blessing.

Physical description

On this plaquette St. Stephen kneels in the centre foreground between two men with stones raised above their heads. His right hand lifted, hen looks up at Christ and God the Father in the clouds. A boy sits on the left another crouches on the right. Behind these figures there is an open space with a gateway in the near distance. Above in the cloud God the Father with Christ blessing.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt copper

Dimensions

Height: 15.7 cm, Width: 20.5 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Plaquette, gilt copper, the Stoning of St Stephen, possibly German, 17th century

Materials

Copper; Gold

Techniques

Gilding

Subjects depicted

Figures; Building; Gateway; Boy; Clouds

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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