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Obelisk: C.22-2000

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Designer: Peace, David
Manufacturer: Orrefors
Engraver: Leckie, Audrey

Entities

Categories

Description

Clear glass obelisk on clear glass square base, wheel-engraved, and bonded to square white marble base.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam from David Peace

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000-11-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

20th Century, Late#
Production date: AD 1999

Note

Commissioned by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1848.

Components of the work

Obelisk composed of clear glass
Base composed of white marble Square 10.5 cm
Decoration

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AMICIS
  • Location: Front
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: NONTIMENDVM
  • Location: Right side
  • Method of creation: Engraved vertically
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: DEO ADIVVANTE
  • Location: Back
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: AVXILIANTIBVS
  • Location: Left side
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 'MDCCCXLVIII' and 'MDCCCCXCVIII'
  • Location: On top of the glass base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Orrefors Expo 329072
  • Location: On glass base of obelisk
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: David Peace
  • Location: On front of obelisk
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-2000
Primary reference Number: 27939
Entry form number: 144
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Obelisk" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/27939 Accessed: 2024-07-20 04:25:07

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