Skip to main content

A Classical scene: M.83-2015

Object information

Awaiting location update


A Classical scene


Maker: Unknown




Hand-painted paper leaf. Depicting a man and a woman standing next to each other in the centre, with a line of their attendants behind each of them. On carved and pierced mother of pearl sticks and guards, with extensive silver inlay.


History note: The Lennox Boyd Collection. Christies no. 94

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from The Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1770

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper paint
Sticks, Guards composed of mother-of-pearl
Inlay composed of silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.83-2015
Primary reference Number: 206723
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Thursday 20 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "A Classical scene" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-09-21 19:27:17

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=A Classical scene |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-09-21 19:27:17|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

More objects and works of art you might like

Classical Mythology Scene

Accession Number: M.223-2015

Stamp seal

Accession Number: ANE.2.1864


Accession Number: Loan Ant.103.89

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...