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The Zodiac sign for Taurus: CAL 32-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Zodiac sign for Taurus

Maker(s)

Calligrapher: Mehigan, Janet

Categories

Description

Painted in watercolour and gouache on vellum skin, flat gold, raised gold on gesso with gold leaf

Legal notes

Given by Janet Mehigan

Measurements and weight

Height: 120 mm
Width: 120 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Mehigan, Janet

Dating

Production date: AD 2007

Materials used in production

Gold
Watercolour
Gouache

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)
Decoration

Techniques used in production

Brushwork : Painted in watercolour and gouache on vellum skin, flat gold, raised gold on gesso with gold leaf

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CAL 32-2007
Primary reference Number: 167395
Old object number: Calligraphy/Mehigan/1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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