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Inkstand

Inkstand

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    mid 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    A.101-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Group in bronze, arranged as an inkstand. St Jerome (or Mark), in rough flowing drapery, is seated on a tree-stump, taking a thorn out of the foot of the lion on the ground beside him. On an oval base, at the end of which stands an urn to contain ink.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

mid 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm, Length: 13.5 cm base

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Inkstand, bronze, with figure of St Mark , bronze, Italian (Venetian), middle of the 16th century

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

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 6

Production Note

Once ascribed to Jacopo Sansovino

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Lion

Categories

Household objects; Sculpture; Metalwork

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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