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Plaque

This plaque shows a group of young followers of the Greek god of wine, Bacchus, playing with a goat. The artist, Francois du Quesnoy, also known as `Il Fiammingo', was renowned for his soft and lifelike portrayals of young boys and putti (winged babies). This object is itself a plaster of Paris copy of the original and was made during the 19th century. The original ivory plaque, one of a series of…