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Portrait Medallion of Pythagoras (6th century BC): C.104-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Portrait Medallion of Pythagoras (6th century BC)

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood & Bentley

Entities

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Description

Jasper, pale bluish-grey with white relief. Oval, with head of Pythagoras in profile to left.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Width: 4.6 cm

Relative size of this object

4.6 cm5.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1775 - 1780

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

blue and white Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PYTHAGORAS
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 11
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: Wedgwood/& Bentley
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.104-1961
Primary reference Number: 11437
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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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