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A Roman Triumph: M.65-2015

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A Roman Triumph


Maker: Unknown




The chicken-skin leaf hand-painted with a Roman triumph, probably the copy of an earlier Italianate leaf. Depicting a chariot drawn by an elephant, with a horseman in front with winged helmet. To the left are spectators by a statue with a trumpet, lyre and horn. To the right are two soldiers on horseback, three slaves carring a vase on a stretcher, and a brazier.
The ivory sticks finely carved and pierced.


History note: The Lennox Boyd Collection. Christies no. 60

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from The Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1750

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Components of the work

Leaf composed of chicken skin paint
Sticks composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.65-2015
Primary reference Number: 205129
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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