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Pythagorus QED: CAL 19-2007

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Current Location: In storage


Pythagorus QED


Calligrapher: Kerr, Lin



Artist's statement: "I have graphically illustrated this lengthy proof by using a mosaic with two complementary colours, which then combine visually and numerically to create the hypotenuse square." Gouache and Dutch metal on Roma Fabriano paper, artist's hand-made rubber stamped letters.

Legal notes

Given by Lin Kerr

Measurements and weight

Height: 500 mm
Width: 760 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Kerr, Lin


Production date: AD 2003

Materials used in production

Dutch metal

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( Roma Fabriano)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CAL 19-2007
Primary reference Number: 167372
Old object number: Calligraphy/Kerr/1-2
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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