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Four Ingots: M.7A-D-1994

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Four Ingots


Sculptor: Paolozzi, Eduardo Luigi




Cast aluminium. Each ingot is rectangular with sloping sides and a v-shaped channel half-way along its length. The base is flat, with a central recessed rectangle on which is the mark. The top is flat, with on the left of the channel, a recessed rectangle with '100%' in relief, and on the right of the channel, a recessed rectangle with 'F*ART' in relief.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.0 cm
Length: 26.4 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994) by Paolozzi, Eduardo Luigi


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1971


Part of an edition of 150 which formed part of an installation of ingots for the retrospective of Paolozzi's work at the Tate Gallery, London, September-October 1971.

School or Style

Pop Art


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Cast aluminium

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 100%
  • Location: On a recessed rectangle
  • Method of creation: In relief
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: F*ART
  • Location: On a recessed rectangle
  • Method of creation: In relief
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: EP 150 1971
  • Location: In a recessed rectangle in the base
  • Method of creation: In relief
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7A-D-1994
Primary reference Number: 30537
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_7A_D_1994
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 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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