Copy of Doors
1874 (made), ca. 1874 (cast), 1000-1025 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, The Ruddock Family Cast Court, Room 46A
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

These electrotypes replicate the medieval cast bronze doors of Augsburg Cathedral in Germany as they appeared in 1874. The Museum used electrotyping as an alternative method to plaster casting for making copies. The process uses electricity to deposit copper particles into a mould to form an accurate impression of an object. In 2002, the original doors were moved into the cathedral’s museum because of concerns about damage from pollution.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Electrotype
Brief Description
Electrotype copy doors from Ausburg Cathedral, depicting Scenes from the Old and New Tesatament, made by Eklington & Co, about 1874.
Physical Description
Electrotype copy of doors, in bronze, with scenes from the Old Testament, Signs of the Zodiac and other subjects, from the Cathedral of Augsburg.
Dimensions
  • Height: 244cm
  • Width: 427cm
Gallery Label
  • Electrotypes of Unknown artist Doors from Augsburg Cathedral, depicting Scenes from the Old and New Testament 1000–25 These electrotypes replicate the medieval cast bronze doors of Augsburg Cathedral in Germany as they appeared in 1874. The Museum used electrotyping as an alternative method to plaster casting for making copies. The process uses electricity to deposit copper particles into a mould to form an accurate impression of an object. In 2002, the original doors were moved into the cathedral’s museum because of concerns about damage from pollution. Electrotypes Elkington & Co. About 1874 Bronzed copper Birmingham or London Museum no. Repro.1874-136 Original Bronze Augsburg Cathedral, Germany(28.08.18)
  • Electrotypes of Unknown artist Doors from Augsburg Cathedral, Depicting Scenes from the Old and New Testament 1000–25 These electrotypes replicate the medieval cast bronze doors of Augsburg Cathedral in Germany as they appeared in 1874. The Museum used electrotyping as an alternative method to plaster casting for making copies. The process uses electricity to deposit copper particles into a mould to form an accurate impression of an object. In 2002, the original doors were moved into the cathedral’s museum because of concerns about damage from pollution. Electrotypes Elkington & Co. About 1874 Bronzed copper Birmingham or London Museum no. Repro.1874-136 Original Bronze Augsburg Cathedral, Germany(04/07/2018)
Object history
Electrotype copy of the bronze doors from Ausburg Cathedral, depicting Scenes from the Old and New Testament and made in 1000-1025. The copy was made by Eklington & Co. in about 1874 in Birmingham or London, and were bought from Messrs Elkington & Co in 1874 for £288.
Subjects depicted
Summary
These electrotypes replicate the medieval cast bronze doors of Augsburg Cathedral in Germany as they appeared in 1874. The Museum used electrotyping as an alternative method to plaster casting for making copies. The process uses electricity to deposit copper particles into a mould to form an accurate impression of an object. In 2002, the original doors were moved into the cathedral’s museum because of concerns about damage from pollution.
Collection
Accession Number
REPRO.1874-136

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record createdJune 27, 2000
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