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3019 Patera, electrotype reproduction, 'Hercules strangling the snakes', silver/ gilt, Elkington & Co., England, c.1880.. Click to enlarge.

Patera, electrotype reproduction, ‘Hercules strangling the snakes’, silver/ gilt, Elkington & Co., England, c.1880.

Made by Elkington & Co in Birmingham, England, 1874.

Silvered brass patera, sides slightly concave to rounded edge; metal incised band around top half of bowl with repeat design of [dragons], birds; in well, in high relief, the infant Hercules strangling the snakes (OF). Patera, from the Roman specimens discovered at Hildesheim. Infant Hercules strangling the snakes. Height 2 1/2”, diameter 8 3/8” (LC). The Hildesheim treasure:- Hercules patera, 1874 / 313 (SB).

Summary

Object No.

3019

Object Statement

Patera, electrotype reproduction, 'Hercules strangling the snakes', silver/ gilt, Elkington & Co., England, c.1880.

Physical Description

Silvered brass patera, sides slightly concave to rounded edge; metal incised band around top half of bowl with repeat design of [dragons], birds; in well, in high relief, the infant Hercules strangling the snakes (OF). Patera, from the Roman specimens discovered at Hildesheim. Infant Hercules strangling the snakes. Height 2 1/2", diameter 8 3/8" (LC). The Hildesheim treasure:- Hercules patera, 1874 / 313 (SB).

Marks

In relief on plaque on underside base, maker's mark "Crown / Elkington" (OF).

Dimensions

Height

55 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Elkington & Co, Birmingham, England.

Made in 1874

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1886

Acquisition Date

6 July 1886

Cite this Object

Harvard

Patera, electrotype reproduction, 'Hercules strangling the snakes', silver/ gilt, Elkington & Co., England, c.1880. 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <https://ma.as/13626>

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