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Diomides and a group Sacrificing a Bull

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An image of Diomides and a group Sacrificing a Bull
Limoges painted enamel
Rectangular and slightly convex copper plaque enamelled en grisaille on a black ground, and gilded. he translucent counter-enamel is tinged with green.
Diomides seated holding the Palladium before a group sacrificing a bull. On the left, Diomedes, nude, sits in profile to right on a drapery which passes over his left arm which is held out in front of him, supporting a gold winged figure of the Palladium. Further to the right is a column with a ball on top, a clad female figure with a quiver, holding her arms up to the right, another female figure, and an old man facing to the left with a bull, partly concealed behind an altar. A gold line runs round the edge.
Narrow rectangular frame with on the back, a toothed inner edge which holds the plaque in position, and, at top centre, a ring and a circular loop for suspension. The front has a blue-black ground decorated on the front in gold with a repeating pattern of formal flowerheads and foliage.
Limoges, France
C.1540-60

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Diomides and a group Sacrificing a Bull Limoges painted enamel Rectangular and slightly convex copper plaque enamelled en grisaille on a black ground, and gilded. he translucent counter-enamel is tinged with green. Diomides seated holding the Palladium before a group sacrificing a bull. On the left, Diomedes, nude, sits in profile to right on a drapery which passes over his left arm which is held out in front of him, supporting a gold winged figure of the Palladium. Further to the right is a column with a ball on top, a clad female figure with a quiver, holding her arms up to the right, another female figure, and an old man facing to the left with a bull, partly concealed behind an altar. A gold line runs round the edge. Narrow rectangular frame with on the back, a toothed inner edge which holds the plaque in position, and, at top centre, a ring and a circular loop for suspension. The front has a blue-black ground decorated on the front in gold with a repeating pattern of formal flowerheads and foliage. Limoges, France C.1540-60

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  • Accession Number: M.117-1961
  • Photograph Copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Aperture: f/25.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 570 pixels
  • Image width: 760 pixels
  • Processed with: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
  • Filesize: 76.27kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 400
  • Fnumber: 25/1
  • Captured: 2007:12:17 12:39:08

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