Inkstand with an allegorical figure

On display


  • Title

    Inkstand with an allegorical figure

  • Artist/maker

    Peter Vischer the Younger (1487 - 1528) (sculptor)
  • Associated place

    Nuremberg (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    brass, with patination and gilding

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19.2 cm (height)
    18.3 cm figure (height)
    8.3 cm inkwell (height)
    11.2 x 11.1 cm base (length x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1899.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Lloyd, Christopher, Renaissance Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1980), no.24

Warren, Jeremy, Vol 1 Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Publications, 2014), pp. 318 - 329 no. 87

Diemer, Dorothea, ‘Peter Vischers Tintenfasser in formolos-formbar Bronze als kunstlerisches Material’, Magdalena Bushart, Henrike Haug (Hg.), (2016), illus. p. 43

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