University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 48-2-243
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 1400-1499 AD
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1499
Height: 12.2cm
Width: 3.5cm
Depth: 2.8cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number280 - Collector Number
L-2-238 - Old Loan Number


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.


[Book] Warden, P. G. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70, no. A19, pl. 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 237-239, no. 243; p. 379, fig. 176View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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