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Elgin Marbles (reproduction)

Object Number: 
1936.470
Date: 
1811-1823
Medium: 
Plaster and stone with rosewood box
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 9 9/16 x 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 24.3 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
signed: front of relief: "HENNING F 1820 14 NORTH HENNING LONDON 1820" INSCRIBED: each piece is marked with position: "14 NORTH, 11 NORTH, W 6, ETC"
Description: 
Bas-relief box with eight flat drawers containing plaster reproduction of the Parthenon frieze.
Gallery Label: 
The donor claimed that this set of plaques had been in his family for many years, and that "many people of intellectual tastes owned similar sets."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Misses Gertrude, Elizabeth, and Mr. William Harrison
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group