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Portrait Medallion of Aratus (c. 315-240/239 BC): C.53-1982

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Object information

Titles

Portrait Medallion of Aratus (c. 315-240/239 BC)

Maker(s)

Wedgwood (Factory)

Description

Black basalt. Oval with the head of Aratus in profile to right, the name impressed faintly below the truncation.

Notes

History note: Formerly Wellcome Institute no. A 172065. Purchased 'Glen: 34/16 & 17/x/33 (Mr. Webb)'. Given by the Wellcome Trustees in accordance with the order of Mr Justice Foster, 21st March 1977.

Legal notes

Given by the Wellcome Trustees in accordance with the order of Mr Justice Foster, 21st March 1977

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.3 cm
Width: 3.5 cm

Relative size of this object

3.5 cm4.3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-11-29) by Wellcome Trustees

Dating

Circa 1790 - 1810

Note

Wedgwood I or Wedgwood & Byerley

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

Black basalt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.53-1982
Primary reference Number: 11199
Old object number: A 172065
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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