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Capital of a column carved with grotesque masks, eagles and foliage: M.2-1964

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Capital of a column carved with grotesque masks, eagles and foliage






Limestone, carved

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Arnold John Hugh Smith through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm
Width: 26 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964) by Smith, Arnold John Hugh


12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1200 CE

School or Style



  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Base Width 20.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Limestone, carved

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1964
Primary reference Number: 31113
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1964
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 2 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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