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Absalom killing his brother Amnon: C.17-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Absalom killing his brother Amnon


Production: Unknown




Silver-stained and painted glass. A murder at a feast, perhaps Absalom killing his brother Amnon. Circular lead to which is attached a plain glass roundel within its own lead to protect the main roundel. Removed shortly after arrival.


History note: Enmore Castle Collection; Arthur Lock Radford, FSA, Bradninch Manor, near Exeter, Devon; Dr C.A. Ralegh Radford, FSA, Uffculme, Devon

Legal notes

Bought from C.A. Ralegh Radford, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Antwerp ⪼ Flanders

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1984-04-30) by Radford, C. A. Ralegh


16th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1525


Probably from a set with C.16-1984.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint
Stain composed of silver

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Staining : Silver-stained and painted glass

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1984
Primary reference Number: 28212
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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