Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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door knocker
  • Italy
  • door knocker, 1500s
  • Where object was made: Northern, Italy
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width: 16.9 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 11/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0001

Bronze doorknocker with crest. Oval crest with profile of female head flanked by a fish-like monster on either side whose tails begin at the top of the oval and whose heads meet at the bottom with a shell in the center. A head with and open mouth, large ears(?) and hair(?) sits on top of the oval, between the scaled-tails.