Borghese Vase Relief

LL 2666

About this object

A white low-relief group of classical figures, modelled in wax on slate, by John Devaere (1755-1830). John Devaere went to Rome to study modelling and he copied this design from an ancient Greek vase made of stone, known as the Borghese Vase. It is called the Borghese Vase because it stood in the Villa Borghese in Rome, where it was a tourist attraction in the 18th century.
This design was used by Wedgwood on a jasper vase and shows the Triumph of Bacchus.
  • Date
    1788
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Slate; Wax
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9007
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Measurements
    frame: 283 mm x 743 mm x 60 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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