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Portrait Medallion of Brutus (c. 85-42 BC): C.63-1982

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Portrait Medallion of Brutus (c. 85-42 BC)

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

Entities

Categories

Description

Black basalt. Oval with head of Brutus in profile to right, the name 'BRVTVS' impressed below the truncation

Notes

History note: Formerly Wellcome Institute no. A. 162071. 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: 4.4 cm
Width: 3.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

Marcus Junius Brutus was leader of the group who assassinated Julius Caesar in 44 BC.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

Black basalt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: BRVTVS
  • Location: Below the truncation
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.63-1982
Primary reference Number: 11253
Old object number: A. 162071
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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