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God the Father in Benediction: M.13-1978

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Current Location: In storage


God the Father in Benediction






Bronze, cast in high relief, and gilt.


History note: Left by Andrew Gow to Mrs K. Sanderson from whom purchased.

Legal notes

Given by the National Art Collections Fund, in memory of Andrew S.F. Gow

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.7 cm
Length: 9.3 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1978) by National Art Collections Fund


16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1600 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Finish composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast in high relief and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1978
Primary reference Number: 13984
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_13_1978
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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