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On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court

Arcading

Arcade
second half of the 15th century (sculpted), ca. 1867 (cast)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plaster cast
Brief Description
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
Physical Description
Plaster cast of a portion of arcading, after the terracotta original in the Great Cloister of the Certosa, Pavia.
Dimensions
  • Height: 254cm
  • Width: 340.5cm
Object history
Purchased from Pietro Pierrotti in 1867 for £16
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
REPRO.1867-33

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record createdJune 22, 2000
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