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Object Number:
48-2-243
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
German
Provenience:
Italy
Date Made:
1400-1499 AD
Early Date:
1400
Late Date:
1499
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Iconography:
Youth
Description:
Candle holder: youth blowing horn. Traces of greenish patina above the waist. Below the waist is a mottled brown and yellow patina common to brass of this period. Young boy standing on a screw base, blowing a horn held in his left hand. marked indentation across his chest. Hole in his outstretched hand would have originally held a pricket-type candle holder. He wears a peaked cap, pointed shoes, and a short tunic with ruffles at bottom.
Height:
12.2cm
Width:
3.5cm
Depth:
2.8cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harold) Paumgarten
Other Number:
280   -   Collector Number
L-2-238   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. Gregory. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70, no. A19, pl. 26
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[Catalogue] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 237-239, no. 243; p. 379, fig. 176
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