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Torso of the Belvedere: M.22-1997

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Torso of the Belvedere


Unknown (Maker)


Bronze. Adapted as Hercules with lion skin.


History note: Sir Alfred Beit Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, London, 7 Oct. 1948, lot 110; bought A. Spero (£50); purchased in 1948 by Lt. Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); bequeathed to his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek.

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Bequeathed by the Hon Mrs Pamela Sherek from the collection of the late Lt. Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC, in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995) by Sherek, Pamela


16th century
Circa 1500 - 1600 1600

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Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.22-1997
Primary reference Number: 14022
Old object number: B.23.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_22_1997
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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