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The Death of Abel: C.2804.4-1928

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Titles

The Death of Abel

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in blue. In a square, framed by a scrolled border, 'The Death of Abel'. Inscribed below, 'Gen:4:8'. There is a hole in the top left and in the lower right corner.

Notes

History note: Unknown before 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: 12.3 cm
Width: 12.9 cm

Relative size of this object

12.9 cm12.3 cm8 mm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue) Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Gen:4:8
  • Location: On front of tile
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2804.4-1928
Primary reference Number: 15624
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 30 September 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The Death of Abel" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/15624 Accessed: 2022-05-25 13:36:51

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