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Portrait Medallion of Alexander the Great (356-320 BC): C.105-1961

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Object information

Titles

Portrait Medallion of Alexander the Great (356-320 BC)

Maker(s)

Wedgwood & Bentley (Factory)

Description

Jasper, pale bluish-grey with white relief. Oval, with head of Alexander wearing a helmet in profile to right.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm
Width: 4.6 cm

Relative size of this object

4.6 cm5.4 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
In or before 1773 - 1780

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ALEXANDER
  • Location: On the back over mark
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Text: 32
  • Location: On the back below inscription
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: Wedgwood/& Bentley
  • Location: On the back below 32
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.105-1961
Primary reference Number: 11438
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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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