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Judgement of Paris: M.4-1976

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Judgement of Paris


Designer: Della Porta, Guglielmo (After)
Modeller: Cobaert, Jakob Cornelis (Modelled by)




Bronze plaquette depicting the Judgement of Paris.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by P.E.C. Harris

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1976) by Harris, P. E. C.


Early 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1600


According to Classical mythology, the goddesses, Hera, Athene and Aphrodite were brought to Paris by Hermes with a message from Zeus that he was to award a golden apple to the fairest. Rejecting the bribes offered by Hera and Athene, Paris awarded the apple to Aphrodite, who offered to assist him in gaining the love of Helen, the beautiful wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 0.8 cm Height 13.2 cm Width 15.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1976
Primary reference Number: 13983
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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