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Figure of a Turk: M.1-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Figure of a Turk


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Bronze. Seated, but in an attitude of writhing movement, his right hand points to his heart. The drapery leaves his right shoulder and chest bare. His left arm is drawn back and bent as in surprise. His left knee is raised so that his left foot touches the calf of his right leg. He has a long moustache and wears a turban. Dark brown patina - traces of gilding.

Legal notes

Given by Mr and Mrs J. Hunt

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946) by Hunt, John, Mr and Mrs


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE


Previously attributed to Pietro Tacca (1577-1640).

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt ( traces of)
Plinth Depth 6.5 cm Height 7.1 cm Width 8.1 cm
Figure Depth 8.2 cm Height 12.2 cm Width 8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Patinating : Bronze, patinated with traces of gilding

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1946
Primary reference Number: 13908
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1946
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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