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Medallion Representing Night: M.2-1819

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Medallion Representing Night
Night with her daughters, Sleep and Death


Production: Thorvaldsen, Bertel




Circular plaster cast after a marble relief. Allegorical winged female in classical dress carrying two sleeping putti. In the background, an owl.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4.0 cm
Diameter: 78.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1819-04) by Carrighan, A.G., Rev


19th Century
After 1815 CE - Before 1819 CE


Original Danish (sculpted in Rome)

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster cast

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1819
Primary reference Number: 29712
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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