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Plaster cast of Medici Venus

  • PC/196
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Venus with missing arm, supported by branch with cherub. Original: Roman copy of Greek statue c2 BC, of Hellenistic style. Listed in the first catalogue of casts as Greek, located in the 'Florence Gallery' and was purchased from D. Brucc...

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Plaster cast of chimera in relief

  • PC/209
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Chimera in relief, architectural fragment, probably part of larger scene or collection of panels due to lack of formal border. Annotated ""Chimere", "Hove" (or similar), and "PH-1"(in red).

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Plaster cast of stele

  • PC/204
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Stele in two parts; one with point and ornamented with fluting, the second with two flowers carved in relief. Original: The Temple of Thesius, Athens, Greece. Annotated with illegible lettering.

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Plaster cast of large leaf

  • PC/197
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Leaf, probably decorative architectural. Bears illegible maker's stamp, possibly that of Commission Royale Belge Atelier du Moulage, Bruxelles. Annotated "6A" on reverse.

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Plaster cast of Corinthian capital with stylised acanthus

  • PC/139
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

The Corinthian order is the most richly carved of all the orders. According to the architectural historian Vitruvius, the column was created by the sculptor Callimachus, probably an Athenian, who drew acanthus leaves growing around a votive basket...

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Plaster cast of fragment of stele

  • PC/084
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Stele refers to an upright stone or slab with an inscribed or sculptured surface, used as a monument or as a commemorative tablet in the face of a building. Annotated with Greek text "EYTYXO HPINH NIRON".

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Sculptured nativity scene

Plaster and resin cast, possibly taken from an older wood carving showing a nativity scene on the long face and an Annunciation and Joseph on either end. The reverse is hollow with rough resin marks. Shape suggests it is copied from a capital at t...

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Plaster cast of section of architrave with vines and eagle in clipeus

  • PC/159
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Lorenzo Ghiberti, 1452. Bronze. Gates of Paradise, Baptistry di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy. Currently in the collection of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy. In 2019, this item was conserved and now includes a centr...

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