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Bust - Bust of Zeno

Bust of Zeno

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1768-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black Basalt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 3

Physical description

Black Basalt bust of the Greek philosopher Zeno. He faces forward, looking slightly down to his left. His naked torso is truncated before the shoulders. Supported on a turned waisted Black Basalt socle to which the bust is secured with a bolt.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


ca. 1768-1780 (made)


Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black Basalt

Marks and inscriptions

"Wedgwood & Bentley" impressed

"ZENO" impressed


Height: 52 cm conversion from imperial, Weight: 7.74 kg

Descriptive line

Bust of the philosopher Zeno, Black Basalt, Wedgwood's factory, Staffordshire, ca. 1768-1780


Black basalt; Stoneware




Ceramics Collection

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