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St John seated with Eagle: M.11-1943

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Current Location: Gallery 17 (Flower)


St John seated with Eagle


Production: Unknown




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

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1700 CE

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Components of the work

Stand composed of wood (plant material)

Materials used in production


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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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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