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Bust of Homer

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Marks

Incised: 'Homer" and "Wedgwood & Bentley" on reverse

Provenance

About 2004, acquired on the New York art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2007, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English (Staffordshire), about 1779

Dimensions

Overall (h x w x d): 48.3 x 29.8 x 29.5 cm (19 x 11 3/4 x 11 5/8 in.) [note: greatest width taken from shoulder to shoulder] Overall (Diameter of socle): 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

2007.1005

Medium or Technique

Black stoneware (basaltware)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery