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St John seated with Eagle: M.11-1943

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Current Location: Gallery 17 (Flower)

Titles

St John seated with Eagle

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Ivory figure on wooden stand. A very youthful St John is seated on a rock, with an open book resting on his left knee and clumsily held by his left hand. He leans slightly to the left and right hand is extended. Beneath it stands the eagle about to spread its wings.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.9 cm
Width: 6.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs

Dating

17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Stand composed of wood (plant material)

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved in the round

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11-1943
Primary reference Number: 31840
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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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