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Seated on rocky scaled mound with tapering column, sword at knee, helmet at feet. Robed figure, winged (wings, sword & flowers ? in hand broken); left arm across top of column, right forefinger points toward base. Tiara of leaves. Uneven base, cracked. Column incised Polimnie, faintly at back.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1750

Object Place

England

Dimensions

17.15 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1110

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain