Cambridge 2000: university: Senate House Hill

Description: university: Senate House Hill: Warwick Vase
Date built: c1830
Artist: Edward Thomason
university: Senate House Hill (Edward Thomason) map for university: Senate House Hill
Date photograph taken: 30 Jun 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

This is a bronze copy of a second century marble Roman urn once owned by Hadrian and currently located in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, with another copy at Warwick Castle. This copy was given to the university in 1842 by the then chancellor (titular head of the university) Hugh the 3rd Duke of Northumberland. The stone base was added in 1936, with the inscription cut by Eric Gill.

This lies in the middle of the court in front of the Senate House and can only be seen up close on graduation days when people are allowed onto the lawn.

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