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Allegorical figure of Hearing

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Hearing, from the set of Senses. women seated on flowering stump wears yellowand puce drapery over white flowered tunic edged in gold. Holds conch shell in right hand, musical instrument in left; fawn at feet, on irregular base with applied flowers.

Inscription

Mark: red anchor

Provenance

By 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From December 27, 1972, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1752–58

Object Place

England

Dimensions

29.21 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.637

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain