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Standing Goat: M.1-1942

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Standing Goat


Sculptor: Riccio, Andrea (Andrea Briosco) (After)
Founder: Unknown




Copper alloy, probably bronze, with slightly polished brown patina.

Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, with slightly polished brown patina. The goat is long-haired, whose shaggy coat has been shorn around its rib and belly. Its head is characterised by a long beard, small downwards turned ears that lie flat against the side of the neck and medium-sized corrugated horns that sprout backwards and curve gently sideways at their tips. Its head is raised inquisitively and its mouth is held open as if bleating.


History note: Said to have come from the Hermitage Collection. A. Kotin Collection; sold to Alfred Spero, from whom purchased, with the Leverton Harris Fund, 1942.

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Bought with the Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.8 cm
Length: 19.3 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942) by Kotin, A.


Mid 16th century
Circa 1540 CE - 1560 CE

School or Style



  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Casting : Copper alloy, probably bronze, brown patina, slightly polished

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1942
Primary reference Number: 13906
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1942
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

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

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