Tablet

LL 1691

About this object

This tablet, showing the classical Roman figure of Peace imploring Mars not to open the Gates to the Temple of Janus (a symbol of warfare). It was made to celebrate the Anglo-French commerce treaty of 1786. Another tablet, depicting Mercury uniting the hands of Britain and France, was also modelled to form a pair with this tablet. The modeller was the sculptor John Flaxman ( 1755-1826).
  • Date
    1787
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9006
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    360 mm x 385 mm x 53 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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