Male alms box figure from Bethlem Hospital, England, 1671-1681

Made:
1671-1681 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Right hand side: A600163, Female almsbox figure from Bethlehem Hospital ("Bedlam"), 1676(?) Left hand side: A600164,
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Right hand side: A600163, Female almsbox figure from Bethlehem Hospital ("Bedlam"), 1676(?) Left hand side: A600164,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Male almsbox figure from Bethlem Hospital ('Bedlam'), 1676 (?)

Male almsbox figure from Bethlem Hospital ('Bedlam'), 1676. These roughly life-size alms box figures, one male and one female, were used to collect donations for the Bethlem ('Bedlam') Royal Hospital in London when it was situated at Moorfields.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
A600164
Materials:
base, wood, figure, plaster, metal
type:
alms box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • ceremonial container
credit:
Stevens's Auction Rooms Ltd.

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