Slate and wax tablet

LL 1391

About this object

A wax relief on slate modelled by Camillo Pacetti (1758-1826). The design is copied from a sculpture in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Wedgwood orderd copies of sculptures, like this, which he could make in jasper. The relief depicts Endymion, the eternally sleeping shepherd and lover of Selene.
LL 1392 shows the design made into a jasper tablet.
  • Date
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Stone; Slate; Wax; Wood
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9006
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Measurements
    376 mm x 300 mm x 38 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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