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Door Knocker with Hercules and Lions: M.27-1917

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Door Knocker with Hercules and Lions


Unknown (Sculptor)


Bronze, cast


History note: Unknown before Charles Fairfax Murray

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Given by Charles Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.5 cm
Width: 26 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-07-12) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Late 16th-early 17th Century
Circa 1560 CE - 1630 1630 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.27-1917
Primary reference Number: 13837
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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