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The Massacre of the Innocents: M.10-1928

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The Massacre of the Innocents


Sculptor: Unknown (Uncertain)




The Massacre of the Innocents, two oak boards of unequal size, carved in low relief. King Herod wearing a crown is seated, pointing to child. Standing next to him is a man dressed in armour holding a sword to a child, which is held by a woman, presumably its mother.

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Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 61.5 cm
Width: 34.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century#
Circa 1415 CE - Circa 1450 CE

School or Style

Late Medieval

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood carved in low relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1928
Primary reference Number: 30280
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_10_1928
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 January 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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