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The Adoration of the Shepherds: M.9-1981

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The Adoration of the Shepherds


Sculptor: Tissenaken, Tobias




Alabaster relief, carved and decorated with gilding. Ebonized wood frame with gilt ribbon moulding on inner edge.


History note: Miss Phyllis M. Cook by 1945. From the collection of the donor's father, Professor A. B. Cook (1868-1952)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Phyllis M. Cook

Place(s) associated

  • Malines ⪼ Flanders

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1980) by Cook, Phyllis M.


17th Century, Early#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1630 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Frame composed of ebonized wood Height 27.5 cm Width 23.8 cm
Decoration composed of gilt
Alabaster Height 15.6 cm Width 12 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Alabaster, carved in relief and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: signed TT with a 4 or merchant's mark between and a circle on an upright post after

  • Text: TT
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 'Jane Andrew' and 'Phyllis Cook 1945'
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: In black ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular label, partially torn off

  • Text: Jane....Andrew
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-1981
Primary reference Number: 31329
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_9_1981
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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