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Pestle: M.8 & A-1955

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Thobaldo di Piersimone di Fabriano

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Description

Bronze with iron pestle. The waist of the mortar is divided into six panels separated by square columns. One panel contains the finger handle, the other five, a plaque of three dancing children - female inflowing robes - a cartouche - horse and rider, below, two borders, one inscribed the other containing flower rosettes, round the rim a border inscribed 'IHS . MARIA THOBALDO . DE . PIERSIMONE . DE . FABRIANO . ME . FECIT . A.D.M.D.XX.II'

Notes

History note: E. Saville Peck, Cambridge

Legal notes

Bequathed by E. Saville Peck

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1955) by Peck, Ernest Saville

Dating

16th Century, Early#
Production date: AD 1522

Note

Not clear from inscription if Maria should precede Thobaldo as part of maker's name or if it refers to the Virgin Mary. Although the maker was from Fabriano the mortar was not necessarily made there

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Pestle composed of iron (metal) Length 14.6 cm
Mortar composed of bronze Diameter 13.2 cm Height 10.1 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IHS . MARIA THOBALDO . DE . PIERSIMONE . DE . FABRIANO . ME . FECIT . A.D.M.D.XX.II
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8 & A-1955
Primary reference Number: 13952
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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