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Partisan: M.2-1996

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Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Steel with etched decoration. Tall blade, the central ridge flanked by two shallow grooves, at the base two upward curved wings with scrolled edges; the socket formed as three non conforming octagons; the langets have been cut off. The etched decoration on one side comprises a winged, helmeted female figure, the right hand holding a spear and a flail-like weapon, the spear having a pennon inscribed 'VELOCITER', the left arm carrying an oval shield bearing the arms and crest of the Wrangel family and, at the top, the initials 'C G W' for Carl Gustav Wrangel. Above the arched frame surrounding the figure is the name 'BELLONA'. On the other side, a similar though wingless figure also holds a spear, the pennon inscribed 'PRUNDENTER'. Above the panel is the name 'PALLAS' and below, the initials 'C.G.W.'. The wings are etched with groups of armour and weapons and, in the centre, on the Pallas side, an oval cartouche bearing a figure of Ganymede borne aloft by Jove's eagle, a scroll above being inscribed 'NON EST MORTALE QUOD OPTO'; a similar oval on the other side shows an arm issuing from clouds, the hand holding a flowering branch, the scroll above inscribed 'SIC INSPERATA REDITIBIT'. On one of the wings is a pelta-shaped shield charged with stars and crescents.

Notes

History note: Purchased Sotheby's, London, 13th December, 1940

Measurements and weight

Length: 51.7 cm
Weight: 0.92 kg

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1996-01-22) by Kennard, Arthur Norris

Dating

Mid 17th century
Production date: AD 1649

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration
Partisan

Materials used in production

Steel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on a pennon of a spear held by the winged figure

  • Text: VELOCITER
  • Location: On blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: on shield carried by winged figure

  • Text: C G W
  • Location: On blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: above the arched frame surrounding the winged figure

  • Text: BELLONA
  • Location: On blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: on pennon of spear held by wingless figure

  • Text: PRUNDENTER
  • Location: On blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: above panel of wingless figure

  • Text: PALLAS/C.G.W.
  • Location: On blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: on scroll

  • Text: NON EST MORTALE QUOD OPTO
  • Location: On wing
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: on scroll

  • Text: SIC INSPERTA REDITIBIT
  • Location: On wing
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: the partisan bears a ring and circular steel medallion engraved with the number '67' its number in the catalogue of Kennard's collection

  • Text: 67
  • Location: On partisan
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1996
Primary reference Number: 19427
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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