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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Powder Flask in Bone 1854

Albumen print | 18.0 x 12.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2800231

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Photograph of a powder flask made out of a carved staghorn with silver gilt mounts. The carving in relief shows Adam and Eve, both holding an apple, on either side of a tree. A serpent is wrapped around the trunk of the tree. At the roots of the tree is the figure of a stag and, below, are mythological figures. Quartered arms, accompanied by the initials I.Z.W., appear above the tree.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.0 x 12.4 cm (image)

  • 'Powder Flask in Bone'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Flasks
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Apples
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Reptiles
            • Snakes
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
          • Mythical creatures
            • Mermaids