Replica of a marble commode used in the Vatican, Europe, 1601-1900

Made:
1601-1900 in Europe
Marble commode from the Vatican (replica). Full 3/4 view, black background.

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Marble commode from the Vatican (replica). Full 3/4 view, black background.
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Marble commode from the Vatican (replica)

This is a copy of a commode used in the Vatican, the residence of the Pope, who is the leader of the Catholic Church. Underneath the commode, a chamber pot would have been placed and emptied after use. The item was bought from a private collection in 1932 by one of Henry Wellcome’s collecting agents, Captain Peter Johnston-Saint.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A156330
type:
commode
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • furniture
  • seating furniture
  • chair
  • commode chair
credit:
Rocchi