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Standing Goat: M.1-1942

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Standing Goat


After Riccio, Andrea (Andrea Briosco) (Sculptor)
Unknown (Founder)


Copper alloy, probably bronze, with slightly polished brown patina.

Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, with slightly polished brown patina. The goat is long-haired, whose shaggy coat has been shorn around its rib and belly. Its head is characterised by a long beard, small downwards turned ears that lie flat against the side of the neck and medium-sized corrugated horns that sprout backwards and curve gently sideways at their tips. Its head is raised inquisitively and its mouth is held open as if bleating.


History note: Said to have come from the Hermitage Collection. A. Kotin Collection; sold to Alfred Spero, from whom purchased, with the Leverton Harris Fund, 1942.

Legal notes

Bought with the Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.8 cm
Length: 19.3 cm

Relative size of this object

19.3 cm16.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942) by Kotin, A.


Mid 16th century
Circa 1540 CE - 1560 1560 CE

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Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting : Copper alloy, probably bronze, brown patina, slightly polished
Patinating Polishing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1942
Primary reference Number: 13906
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1942
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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