Piranesi candelabrum with detail of elephant head, and Athena and ram's head

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Details

  • Title

    Piranesi candelabrum with detail of elephant head, and Athena and ram's head

  • Artist/maker

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 - 1778) (designer)
  • Associated place

    Italy (place of creation)
  • Date

    18th century (1701 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

    marble, carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    230 x 86 x 83 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Sir Roger Newdigate, 1776.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 21 | Greek and Roman Sculpture
  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    ANMichaelis.242

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Further reading

Penny, Nicholas, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day, 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), no. 78

Katherine Wodehouse (general editor), The Ashmolean Museum Crossing Cultures Crossing Time (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, 2014), p.92, illus. p.92

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