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Walking Stick

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T778
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1600 - 1700


There is a wealth of carving on this 17th century walking stick. It is carved from a single piece of boxwood and contains a mixture of low and high relief carving. It measures 93cms long terminating in a grotesque mask of a satyr with a dog biting both ears. In photo image number 3, a satyr can be seen accosting a young maiden, whilst in image number 5, another satyr is seen playing a trumpet, whilst a cherub dances. The walking stick demonstrates substantial skill and was undoubtedly an item representing considerable wealth and status.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
Place of Origin:France or Italy


Height:93 cm