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St Genevieve: M.5-1928

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St Genevieve


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St Genevieve, wood, carved in very high relief. St Genevieve wears a contemporary costume, including a close fitting headdress. She stands on a beast with a knobbly spine. In her left hand is a book and in the right is a lantern. The beast (the devil?) holds up a pair of bellows, as if to blow out the light.

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Glaisher Bequeast

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.0 in
Height: 31.0 in
Width: 11.0 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved in very high relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1928
Primary reference Number: 30228
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1928
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 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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