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Bacchus: M.18-1951

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Production: Unknown




Bronze standing nude figure of the Roman God Bacchus, leaning against a tree-stump, with a tazza in his raised right hand. Brown patina, highly polished.

Legal notes

Given by the Hon. Mrs Nellie Ionides

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951) by Ionides, Nellie, The Hon. Mrs


17th Century, Early#
Circa 1600 CE - 1630 CE


The figure is derived from Michelangelo's 'David'. Probably a 'stipo' (cabinet) figure. Formerly attributed to Giovanni Caccini (1556-1612).

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 3.3 cm Height 14.5 cm Width 5.8 cm
Plinth Depth 5.6 cm Height 7.2 cm Width 7.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, patinated and highly polished

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1951
Primary reference Number: 13923
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_18_1951
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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

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