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Mourning slide: PER.185-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Mourning slide. Gold, silk, paste crystal. Oval, containing, under faceted paste crystal, the upper part of a skeleton flanked by two cherubs with trumpets. Below is a tablet with the words COME YE BLESSED. The scene is surrounded by a looped border of copper-coloured thread, all set on background of pale brown silk. On the back is inscribed 'J Figfall/Obt 18 : mar./98 ceta: 57'.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 20.5 mm
Height: 6.0 mm
Length: 18.5 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


17th Century, Late
18th Century, Early#
Circa 1670 - 1730

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of thread gold silk (textile) paste (glass)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J Figfall Obt 18 : mar 98 ceta: 57
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.185-1923
Primary reference Number: 46057
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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