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Figure of a Pope: MAR.M.259-1912

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Figure of a Pope


Uncertain Unknown (Production)


Figure, carved in boxwood in the round. The Pope wears the papal tiara and holds the papal triple cross in the left hand. He stands clothed in his papal vestments. The papal triple cross is made of metal, possibly the original (?).

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

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Components of the work

Triple Cross composed of metal Figure composed of boxwood Depth 5.7 cm Height 17.1 cm Width 6.6 cm
Plinth Depth 7.4 cm Height 3.7 cm Width 7.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved boxwood in the round

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.259-1912
Primary reference Number: 30255
External ID: CAM_CCF_MAR_M_259_1912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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