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Hercules and the Lion

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On irregular rococo base in rose, green and gold. Semi-recumbent lion, rear left leg braced. Hercules in rouge-de-fer yellow-lined cape, white tunic with black dots in red circles. Puce breeches. Unmarked.

Provenance

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1755

Object Place

England

Dimensions

15.24 x 15.24 cm (6 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1988.927

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain