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Hermes Trismegistus: 4050

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Titles

Hermes Trismegistus

Maker(s)

Maccari, Leopoldo (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 328 mm
Width: 332 mm

Relative size of this object

33.2 m32.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1875) by The Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

School or Style

Italian Sienese School

Materials used in production

Black ink
Brown wash
Black wash
Yellow wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink, black, yellow and brown wash on lightly squared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SUSCI / PITE / O LI / CTER / RAS / ET LE / GES EGIP. / T.II
  • Location: Left of centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: DEUS OMNIUM CREATOR / SECUM DEUM FECIT / VISIBILEM - ET HUNC / FECIT PRIMUM. ET SOLUM / QUO OBLECTATUS EST, ET / VALSE AMAVIT PROPRIUM / FILIUM QUI APPELLATUR / SANCTUM VERBUM
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: HERMIS MERCURIUS TRIMEGISTUS / CONTEMPORANEUS MOYSI
  • Location: Below centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 4050
Primary reference Number: 37566
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 August 2019 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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