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Grotesque lamp: M.8-1965

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Grotesque lamp


Maker: Unknown (Uncertain)




Bronze, combining the shape of an elephant, pelican, satyr and mask, decorated with grotesque masks.


History note: Cyril Humphris, London

Legal notes

Purchased with the University Purchase Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1965-11-25) by Cyril Humphris


16th Century, Mid
Production date: circa AD 1550

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Materials used in production

copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, and chased

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1965
Primary reference Number: 13974
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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