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Tidal Object: M.4-2001

Object information


Tidal Object


Cobb, John (Production)



Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, purchased from the sculptor

Measurements and weight

Depth: 45.8 cm
Height: 74.0 cm
Width: 56.5 cm

Relative size of this object

56.5 cm74 cm45.8 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Melton ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2001-07-16) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 2000 CE - Circa 2001 CE

Materials used in production


Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-2001
Primary reference Number: 77288
Entry form: 160
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_2001
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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