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Moses' Receiving the Tables of the Law: C.2823.8-1928

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Titles

Moses' Receiving the Tables of the Law

Maker(s)

unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on the upper surface and painted in manganese. Within a circular medallion, framed by two concentric lines, 'Moses' Receiving the Tables of the Law'; barred ox-head corners. There is a hole in the top left corner.

Notes

History note: From a fireplace surround in the upper room at Sennitts’, the Butcher’s, 17 Peas Hill, Cambridge' bought by Stanley Woolston, Cambridge and sold on 26 August 1924 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.8 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1760 CE

Note

The event depicted occurs in the Bible, Deuteronomy 5: 22

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Front: composed of tin-glaze ( greyish-white) Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( manganese)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2823.8-1928
Primary reference Number: 15471
Old object number: 4479a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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