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Portrait Medallion of Plato (c. 428-348 BC): C.58-1982

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait Medallion of Plato (c. 428-348 BC)


Factory: Wedgwood




Black basalt (?) with rosso antico relief. Oval with head of Plato in profile to left. Incised on the back '6 & 1/No'.


History note: Formerly Wellcome Institute no. A 162072. Purchased 'Glen: 34/16 & 17/x/33. (Mr. Webb).'

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.8 cm
Width: 3.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-07-19) by Wellcome Trustees


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1790 CE - 1820 CE


Wedgwood I, Wedgwood & Byerley, or Wedgwood II

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief composed of rosso antico

Materials used in production

uncertain Black basalt

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.58-1982
Primary reference Number: 11230
Old object number: A 162072
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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