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The Triumph of Bacchus: M.8-1974

Object information

Titles

The Triumph of Bacchus

Maker(s)

Attributed to Vellert, Dirk (Production)

Description

Stained and painted glass roundel depicting Bacchus in a chariot and a battle between humans and centaurs

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 1st July, 1974, Catalogue of Medieval, Renaissance and Later Works of Art, part of lot 104 (p. 38) Xerox in file.

Legal notes

Given by the friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1974-10-17) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Mid-16th Century
Production date: circa AD 1540

Note

The scene may be the Battle between the Lapiths and Centaurs (Ovid Metamorphoses, XVII, 210-526), which took place at the wedding feast of Hippodamia and Pirithous, when the Centaurs became drunk and attacked the other guests.

School or Style

Flemish Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint

Materials used in production

Glass

Techniques used in production

Staining : Stained and painted glass
Painting

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1974
Primary reference Number: 28188
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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