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Cast of a box lid or plaque: M.8-1981

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Cast of a box lid or plaque


Founder: Heckel, Christopher (Perhaps)




Plaster cast probably taken of a box lid or plaque. Oval. In the middle an oval cartouche flanked by figures. On the right, a standing figure of Hercules; on the left a seated figure of Justice with Minerva? standing behind her, looking upwards to a seated putto blowing a trumpet, representing Fame, flanked by a lyre, a palette, brushes, and a globe, enclosed by three scrolls. Below the cartouche there is a military trophy, flanked by foliage.

Legal notes

Bought with the Jones Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.5 cm
Length: 13.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by Gilman, Michael


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1740 - 1760

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast, with traces of gilding

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1981
Primary reference Number: 29419
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 November 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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