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Leg - Right leg

Right leg

  • Object:

    Leg

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (perhaps, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory

  • Museum number:

    A.87-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This leg which may have come from a large Crucifix is of interest for its size and quality, though it is difficult to assign it to a place or period with any great certainty. It could be German and date from the early eighteenth century.

Physical description

Right leg in ivory. The leg which shows the veins and muscles in low relief, has been cut off through the thigh. The toese with the exception of the small one broken off.

Place of Origin

Germany (perhaps, made)

Date

ca. 1700-1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory

Dimensions

Height: 20.5 cm

Object history note

Given by W.A. Propert, 39 Montague Square, London W1 in 1929 (W.A. Propert also ran a commercial gallery, and sold another ivory to the Museum in the same year, now thought to be a fake (V&A-Mus. No. A.7.-1929).

Descriptive line

Leg, ivory, right leg fragment, perhaps German, ca. 1700-1720

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

Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 93

Materials

Ivory

Subjects depicted

Leg

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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