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Spinario: M.15-1997

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Translated as: Thorn-puller


Workshop: Severo di Ravenna




Bronze, cast, and chased; on circular turned wooden plinth


History note: Margarete Oppenheim, Munich; Her Sale, Julius Böhler, Munich, 18 May 1936, Kunstgegenstände und Bilder der Sammlung Frau Margarete Oppenheim, day 1, p. 5, lot 31; bought by Leitch & Kerin Ltd, London (RM 1,200); purchased on 13 April 1937 (invoice: £450) 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: 19.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ravenna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995) by Sherek, Pamela


16th Century, Early#
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and chased

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.15-1997
Primary reference Number: 14017
Old object number: B.15.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_15_1997
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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