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Putto Standing with Arms raised: M.1-1951

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Putto Standing with Arms raised


After Donatello (Donato di Niccolà di Betto Bardi)


Bronze, cast, and gilt. Figure from a hand bell. The naked putto stands with arms upraised, as if stretching, his head upturned.


History note: Henry Harris Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, 24 October 1950, The Henry Harris collection, Catalogue of the celebrated collection of bronzes, sculpture, paintings and works of art of the Italian Renaissance, p. 13, part 1, lot 55; bought by A. Spero (£30).

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4.5 cm
Height: 13.2 cm
Width: 5.6 cm

Relative size of this object

5.6 cm13.2 cm4.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


15th/16th Century
Circa 1460 CE - 1560 1560 CE

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Components of the work

Surface: composed of gilt Bronze: Depth 4.5 cm Height 8 cm Width 5 cm
Base: Diameter 4.5 cm Height 5.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1951
Primary reference Number: 13921
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1951
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 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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