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Title

Palissy the Potter

Object Name

Sculpture

Maker

Barrias, Ernest (after) (1841 - 1905) (Primary maker)
Barrias, Ernest (after) 1841-1905 (Maker)

Place Made

France
France

Description

Bernard Palissy (1510-89), French potter. Whole length, wearing doublet, trunk hose and leather apron, holding ceramic tray decorated with modelled serpent under left arm. His right hand rests on an open book inscribed "DE L'ART DE TERRE", which lies on top of a brick kiln, the door of which, separately cast, lies at its foot. A fossil ammonite and crystal display lie on the ground to the right.

Materials

bronze

Catalogue Number

BELUM.U4853

Copyright

National Museums NI
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