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Head of a Ram: M.22-1979

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Current Location: In storage


Head of a Ram


Sculptor: uncertain (Probably)




Bronze, cast and chased. The head extends to a V-shaped point just below the muzzle and is open at the back. The neck and the area behind the muzzle are covered with curling wool. The muzzle is smooth. The eyes are open and the ears poked forward. The horns curl forward and are bound with cloth.


History note: Alfred Spero; sold in 1946 by Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958)

Legal notes

Given anonymously, from the collection of the late Lt. Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, D.S.O., M.C., in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.0 cm
Width: 10.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by Anonymous


16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1600 CE


Previously attributed to Andrea Briosco, called Il Riccio, and to Padua, but catalogued by Avery 2002, as uncertain, probably Italian. Previously there was a lead weight inside the muzzle, now removed.

School or Style



  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Plinth Depth 10.2 cm Height 2.5 cm Width 10.3 cm
Sculpture Depth 10.7 cm Height 8.3 cm Width 10.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and chased

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.22-1979
Primary reference Number: 13995
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_22_1979
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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