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Capital: M.2-1910

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)






Capital of copper-gilt, from a chasse or reliquary chest. A five-sided abacus, and below acanthus leaves with two ranges of projecting branches of grapes, partly covered by leaves. The moulded base to the capital is simple.


History note: Purchased from Durlacher Bros.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, purchased from Durlacher Bros.

Measurements and weight

Height: 1 5/8 in
Width: 2 3/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910-07-09) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Early 14th Century
Production date: circa AD 1300

Components of the work

Finish composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Copper gilding : Copper-gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1910
Primary reference Number: 30681
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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