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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Bust of Zeno

Bust
ca. 1768-1780 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Black Basalt bust of the Greek philosopher Zeno. He faces forward, looking slightly down to his left. His naked torso is truncated before the shoulders. Supported on a turned waisted Black Basalt socle to which the bust is secured with a bolt.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleBust of Zeno (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Black Basalt
Brief description
Bust of the philosopher Zeno, Black Basalt, Wedgwood's factory, Staffordshire, ca. 1768-1780
Physical description
Black Basalt bust of the Greek philosopher Zeno. He faces forward, looking slightly down to his left. His naked torso is truncated before the shoulders. Supported on a turned waisted Black Basalt socle to which the bust is secured with a bolt.
Dimensions
  • Conversion from imperial height: 52cm
  • Weight: 7.74kg
Marks and inscriptions
  • "Wedgwood & Bentley" impressed
  • "ZENO" impressed
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
288-1866

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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