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Panel - 'Justin', mounted tin repousse plaque in glazed dome, Europe, circa 1860 Object Reg. No: HT 22544

Summary:
Decorative repoussé tin panel with copper treated surface, titled 'Justin', set within domed glass and framed with imitation walnut. The style of clothing and armour depicts a scene at the end of the fifteenth century, and probably central European, though the scene of a nobleman riding through a crowd on horse back may in fact depict the Byzantine Emperor Justin I (reigned 527-565AD).

There are no manufacturer or artist markings on the panel, so the country of origin cannot be identified precisely, although it is likely to be of central-European origins.

Twycross family history places this item on the walls of the Burrell homestead at Arthur's Seat. It is therefore unlikely to have been purchased by John Twycross at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, as were the majority of other items in his collection held by Museum Victoria.
Description:
Oval repousse panel, depicting the arrival of Justin (Crusade imagery/ Medieval scenery.) In wooden frame. Paper attached to back. Engraved on bottom left edge of image.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr Will Twycross, 2009
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 360 mm (Height), 490 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: religious artifacts, tin
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: International Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Inscriptions: Engraved on bottom left edge of image: JUSTIN
Place & Date Made: Europe, circa 1850-1870

Comments

Dorothy Smith Posted on 20 Apr 2012 4:19 AM
I have a plaque almost the same except its made of copper all through and the scene is the trial of Jesus Christ the name justin is also engraved on the bottom left hand corner I presumed that this was the name of the artist.Mine has no frame
Kip Wyand Posted on 03 Oct 2012 10:03 AM
I have 2 similar pieces. Both are in oval frames. They look like silver. One is the crucifiction of Christ, the other is a scene of the baby Jesus. One of them says "Justin" on the lower left side

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