Skip to main content

Virgin: M.1-1898

An image of Figure

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)

Titles

Virgin

Maker(s)

Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Bronze, formerly decorated with champlevé enamel; the figure is in relief. Only the head, tilted to the right, is repoussé; the rest is engraved on the surface, including the hands and the drapery. Almost all trace of the enamel work has been lost. It possibly comes from a Crucifixion group on a reliquary chest.

Notes

History note: Old label, once attached: ''Found in digging grave, Attleboro' Churchyard, Norfolk.'' Old label: ''Presented to me Septr. 27th 1864 by Mr. T. Muskett, Attleborough. [signed] J. WARREN.'' July 1898: Purchased from H.T. Wake, Fritchley, Derby, for £4''10''0.

Legal notes

Bought

Measurements and weight

Height: 5½ in
Width: 1¼ in

Place(s) associated

  • Limoges ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1898) by Wake, H. T.

Dating

12th Century, Early
Circa 1100 CE - 1130 CE

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( almost all gone)
Figure Depth 1.4 cm Height 13.9 cm Width 3.1 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, formerly decorated with champlevé enamel; the figure is in relief, with engraved decoration

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Found in digging grave, Attleboro' Churchyard, Norfolk.
  • Location: Once attached
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Presented to me Septr. 27th 1864 by Mr. T. Muskett, Attleborough. [signed] J. WARREN.
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1898
Primary reference Number: 13550
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1898
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Virgin" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/13550 Accessed: 2024-02-27 07:16:15

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/13550 |title=Virgin |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-02-27 07:16:15|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-13550

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa20/M_1_1898.jpg"
        alt="Virgin"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Virgin</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

More objects and works of art you might like

Virgin and Child

Accession Number: M.14-1950

Diptych

Accession Number: MAR.M.256-1912

Virgin and Child

Accession Number: PD.46-1999

Virgin and Child

Accession Number: 1757

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...