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Plaster cast - Arcading

Arcading

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Lombardy (sculpted)
    Italy (cast)

  • Date:

    second half of the 15th century (sculpted)
    ca. 1867 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Pierotti, Pietro Signor (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1867-33

  • Gallery location:

    Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court , case WW, shelf N

This is a plaster cast of a portion of arcading showing putti, swags, heads in medallions, and other decorative motifs from the Great Cloister of the Certosa (charterhouse) in Pavia, Lombardy. An allegorical figure holding a book is depicted in the central medallion, surrounded by angels and classicising motifs; beneath is a standing figure. The plaster cast was made by an Italian firm based in Milan.

Physical description

Plaster cast of a portion of arcading, after the terracotta original in the Great Cloister of the Certosa, Pavia.

Place of Origin

Lombardy (sculpted)
Italy (cast)

Date

second half of the 15th century (sculpted)
ca. 1867 (cast)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Pierotti, Pietro Signor (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 254 cm, Width: 340.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Pietro Pierrotti in 1867 for £16

Descriptive line

Plaster cast, arcade portion, after terracotta original in the Great Cloister of the Certosa, Pavia, second half of the 15th century, cast by Pietro Pierotti, ca. 1867

Subjects depicted

Arcading

Categories

Ph_survey; Architecture; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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