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Door Knocker with Mythological Figures

ca. 1500-1550

This bronze door knocker takes the shape of the head of a satyr between a triton and a siren, a typically Renaissance composition inspired by the vocabulary of the ornamental items used in ancient Rome to adorn villas. The quality of the cast iron and the decoration proclaimed the owner’s status right from the entrance of his home.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Title: Door Knocker with Mythological Figures
Geography: Venice or Mantova, Italy
Date: ca. 1500-1550
Medium: bronze, iron ring
Classification: architectural element
Dimensions: H. 32.5 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2012.007
Contact for images: [email protected]
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