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Mirror: M.69-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Palmer, A. H.




Rectangular elm mirror, with the long sides at the top and bottom. Carved of elm in low relief with foliage and flowers, scrolls and paterae, at top centre the head of Apollo and at bottom centre the sun. Carved along the top at the back 'Designed and carved by A. Palmer' and inscribed in black ink along the bottom 'Theme - The Sun Benefitting Vegetation'


History note: Produced by the donor

Legal notes

Given by A. H. Palmer

Measurements and weight

Height: 43.3 cm
Width: 52.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Palmer, A. H.


Late 20th Century
Circa 1982 - 1983

Components of the work

Frame composed of elm
Mirror composed of glass

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Along top at back
  • Method of creation: Carved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: Theme - Sun Benefitting Vegetation
  • Location: Bottom back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.69-1983
Primary reference Number: 98200
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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