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Pilaster

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    Belgium (possibly, made)
    Netherlands (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1550-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved oak

  • Museum number:

    491-1895

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pilaster in the form of a terminal figure, oak. The figure supports a basket of fruit on her head and holds an olive branch. The pedestal is decorated with scrolled strapwork, floral and guilloche ornament and a lion's mask surmounted by acanthus leaves.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
Belgium (possibly, made)
Netherlands (possibly, made)

Date

1550-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved oak

Dimensions

Height: 212 cm, Width: 33 cm, Depth: 5 cm

Object history note

She supports a basket of fruit on her head and holds an olive branch; the pedestal is decorated with scrolled strapwork, floral and guilloche ornament and a lion's mask surmounted by acanthus leaves. This may have been one of a pair on either side of the overmantel to a fireplace.

Descriptive line

Pilaster in the form of a terminal figure supporting a basket of fruit on her head, oak, France, Belgium or the Netherlands, 1550-1600

Subjects depicted

Strapwork; Figure; Acanthus; Floral ornament; Lions; Masks; Olive branch; Baskets; Guilloche; Fruit; Scrolls

Categories

Sculpture; Architectural fittings; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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