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Female Saint: M.6-1943

Object information


Female Saint


Unknown (Sculptor)


Oak, carved in very high relief

Oak, carved in very high relief, with extensive areas of original paint and water-gilding. The saint in contemporary costume holds her mantle with her right hand, and with her left lifts the end of her veil attached to her headdress. Around the edge of her mantle there is a wide gold border with purely decorative writing in dark blue.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.0 cm
Height: 37.5 cm
Width: 15.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs


Early 16th Century
Production date: circa AD 1510

School or Style

Late Medieval

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold ( water gilding)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Oak, carved in very high relief, partly gilded, and painted in dark blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1943
Primary reference Number: 30157
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1943
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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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