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Sacrifice to Aesculapius: C.67-1982

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Sacrifice to Aesculapius
Aesculapius with a Young Man


Factory: Wedgwood




Black basalt. Oval with raised frame


History note: Formerly Wellcome Institute no. A. 162062. 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: 6.1 cm
Width: 5.3 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#
Circa 1790 - 1820


Aesculapius is the Latin form of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing. A classical source is likely because the same scene occurs on a probably French late 18th century ivory plaque, sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 20 May, 1998, Souvenirs of the Grand Tour, lot 1.

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Materials used in production

Black basalt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.67-1982
Primary reference Number: 11275
Old object number: A. 162062
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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