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Striding Putto: M.1-1967

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Current Location: In storage


Striding Putto


Sculptor: Unknown (Uncertain)
Founder: Unknown (Uncertain)




Striding Putto of leaded bronze with silvered eyes and top-knot binding

The chubby putto is shown striding forward. His right foot (front) is firmly placed on the ground, whilst his left foot (back) is clear of the ground with exception of the toes. The arms are wide-flung; the left lowered and held out backwards, with palm turned downwards and fingers splayed; the right arm raised and held out in front, with palm turned forwards. His head is slightly raised and lips parted, he stares at the object once held in his right hand.


History note: Cyril Humphris, London. Given in memory of Carl Winter, Director of the Museum (1946-1966), by his family and friends.

Legal notes

Given in memory of Carl Winter, Director of the Museum (1946-1966), by his family and friends

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Mantua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1967) by Family and friends of Carl Winter


15th Century, Late
Circa 1480 CE - 1500 CE


Previously attributed to Antico (c.1460-1528).

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Eyes composed of silver ( inlaid)

Materials used in production

leaded bronze Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting : Bronze figure with inlaid silver decoration

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1967
Primary reference Number: 13975
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1967
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 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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