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Plaquette - Liriope and Narcissus
  • Liriope and Narcissus
    Cobaert, Jacob Cornelisz, born 1535 - died 1615
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Liriope and Narcissus

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1590-1610 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cobaert, Jacob Cornelisz, born 1535 - died 1615 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaque was cast from one of a set of sixteen (eight oval and eight octagonal) reliefs with subjects from Ovid's Metamorphoses, designed about 1550-60 by Gughelmo della Porta in Rome and modelled in clay under his supervision by his Flemish assistant Jacob Cobaert. The series was widely known on both sides of the Alpes in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, as a result of the theft of the models from Guglielmo's workshop after his death and their sale by his disinherited son.

Physical description

Plaquette, bronze

Place of Origin

Rome (made)


ca. 1590-1610 (made)


Cobaert, Jacob Cornelisz, born 1535 - died 1615 (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Length: 13.5 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Bronze plaquette depicting Liriope and Narcissus, Italo-Flemish, 16th century, J C Cobaert




Plaques & Plaquettes; Sculpture; Myths & Legends


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