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Panel - 'Justin', mounted tin repousse plaque in glazed dome, Europe, circa 1860 Reg. No: HT 22544
- 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.
- 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
- Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
|Dimensions:||360 mm (Height), 490 mm (Width)|
|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|