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The Ascension with Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter: M.5-1894

Object information


The Ascension with Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter


Cantoni, Enrico (Founder)
After Donatello (Donato di Niccolà di Betto Bardi)


Plaster cast.

Legal notes

Acquired by part exchange and part purchase from the South Kensington Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3.0 cm
Height: 41.0 cm
Width: 113.0 cm

Relative size of this object

1.1 m41 cm3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged/bought (1894-02-28) by South Kensington Museum


19th century
After 1800 CE - Before 1894 CE


Original Italian, Florence

Plaster cast after a marble relief in the Victoria and Albert Museum (7629-1861)

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1894
Primary reference Number: 29626
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 March 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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