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Vase - The Elgin Vase

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1249
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1864 - 1873

Maker Information

Maker:John Northwood - View biography for John Northwood


The engraved frieze on this vase depicts a group of horsemen from the Elgin or Parthenon marbles housed in the British Museum.

Presented by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1878.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Lead glass with wheel and acid etched decoration.
Material(s):Lead glass
Place of Origin:Stourbridge, England

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Height:39.4 cm
Width:16.9 cm