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Medallion of the Belvedere Antinous: MAR.C.16A-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Medallion of the Belvedere Antinous

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood & Bentley

Entities

Categories

Description

Jasper, pale blue with darker blue wash on the upper surface, and white relief. Oval with figure of Antinous standing on a semi-circular pedestal beside a palm trunk.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Width: 6.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1775 - 1780

Note

The Belvedere Antinous, also known as Hercules, Meleager, Theseus and Mercury in the late eighteenth century, was considered one of the most perfect representa┬Čtions of the male nude. The Wedgwood relief has had the arms restored - one is partly and the other almost totally lacking on the original. Antinous is not listed in the 1779 Wedgwood & Bentley, Catalogue . . ., prob┬Čably because it was given one of the other names.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/& BENTLEY
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.16A-1912
Primary reference Number: 11357
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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