A Wedgwood large black basalt plaque, 'The Death of a Roman Warrior', late 18th century or 19th century
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A Wedgwood large black basalt plaque, 'The Death of a Roman Warrior', late 18th century or 19th century
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A Wedgwood large black basalt plaque, 'The Death of a Roman Warrior', late 18th century or 19th century
The rectangular plaque modelled in relief with a detailed scene of a fallen warrior being borne by his fellow warriors and attendant figures, 26.7cm x 49cm, impressed upper case mark, contained in an ebonised frame

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  • This important panel, also known as the 'Death of Meleager' is taken from a sarcophagus in the Albani Collection and now in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Wedgwood's version first appeared in the factory catalogue in 1773 and while the subject remained in production throughout the 19th century, these plaques were rarely attempted because of inevitable firing difficulties.
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