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Persephone: M.38-1982

Object information

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Sculptor: Ayrton, Michael




Bronze. A deformed, angular head. Shallow cylindrical, black base attached to a square black base.


History note: Purchased by the donor after exhibition at the 17th King's Lynn Festival, 1967, from the artist.

Legal notes

Zoe Hadwin Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 33.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1982-10-11) by Pleister, E. M. Julia, Miss


20th century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1965


Cast no. 2 of 9

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Head composed of bronze
Plinth Depth 26 cm Height 6.3 cm Width 26.6 cm
Sculpture Depth 35 cm Height 32.7 cm Width 26.6 cm

Techniques used in production

Casting (process)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2/9
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.38-1982
Primary reference Number: 13423
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_38_1982
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 January 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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