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Bacchus: M.18-1951

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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


Early 17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1630 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

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
Patinating Polishing

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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: Saturday 14 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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