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Christ Appearing to St. Mary Magdalene as a Gardener: C.2823.34-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Christ Appearing to St. Mary Magdalene as a Gardener

Maker(s)

Pottery: unidentified London pottery

Entities

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Description

Earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on the upper surface and painted in manganese. Within a circular medallion framed by two concentric lines, 'Christ Appearing to St. Mary Magdalene as a Gardener' (differently rendered from C.2823.33); barred ox-head corners. There is a hole in the top left and lower right corner.

Notes

History note: From a fireplace surround in the upper room at Sennitts’, the Butcher’s, 17 Peas Hill, Cambridge bought by Stanley Woolston, Cambridge and sold on 26 August 1924 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.8 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1760 CE

Note

The action depicted is described in the Bible, New Testament, John 20: 14-15. After the Resurrection Christ appeared to Mary Magdalene in the garden where his tomb was situated, and at first glance she mistook him for a gardener. When she approached to touch him, he forbade her to do so.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Front composed of tin-glaze ( greyish-white)
Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( manganese)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2823.34-1928
Primary reference Number: 15503
Old object number: 4479b
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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