Slate and wax tablet

LL 1393

About this object

A copy of an ancient relief in the Capitoline Museum,in Rome, ordered by Wedgwood from the artist Guiseppe Angelini (1742-1811). The figures are modelled in red-brown wax on slate. The design is of the twelve Olympian Gods. The figures in the original relief, in the Capitoline Museum, were wearing less clothing. Wedgwood had more drapery applied so that, once the design was translated onto pottery, it did not offend his customers.
  • Date
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Slate; Wax; Wood
  • 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
    frame: 278 mm x 815 mm x 40 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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