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Sacrifice to Aesculapius: C.67-1982

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Sacrifice to Aesculapius
Aesculapius with a Young Man

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

Entities

Categories

Description

Black basalt. Oval with raised frame

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

5.3 cm6.1 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th to 19th century
Circa 1790 - 1820

Note

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.

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.67-1982
Primary reference Number: 11275
Old object number: A. 162062
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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