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Oil lamp cast in the form of a satyr's head: M.12-1997

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Oil lamp cast in the form of a satyr's head


Workshop: Severo di Ravenna




Bronze, cast in the form of a satyr's head on a separately cast claw-foot stand.


History note: Sir Alfred Beit Collection, no. 233; His Sale, Sotheby's London, 7 Oct. 1948, lot 112; bt A. Spero (£155); purchased in 1948 by Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); bequeathed to his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek, from the collection of the late Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC., in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1997-01-20) by Sherek, Pamela


Late 15th-1st half 16th Century
Production date: after AD 1496


The stand may not be original.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1997
Primary reference Number: 14016
Old object number: B.12.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_12_1997
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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