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Head broken from a figure: GR.1-1998

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Head broken from a figure


Maker: Unknown




The face has strong oriental characteristics, and the elongated ear lobes are pierced. The figure wore a pointed hat


History note: Found by the donor in a garden at Silchester, around 1958

Legal notes

Given by Mr C. M. Thompson, and Miss R. A. Thompson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8 cm
Height: 11.2 cm
Width: 8.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998) by Thompson, C. M., Mr, and R. A., Miss


16th century
Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1600 CE


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Head Depth 7.3 cm Height 10.9 cm Width 8.5 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.1-1998
Primary reference Number: 138164
External ID: CAM_CCF_GR_1_1998
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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