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Leda and the Swan

Figural group of a bent and twisted nude female figure holding a swan to her side; drapery around torso and around swan. Oval plinth. Cream- colored glaze. Marks: Symbol of the Wiener Werkstatte impressed within an oval inside; illegible letters incised on reverse of base: ??IL

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection

Austrian, about 1930

Object Place

Vienna, Austria

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lead-glazed earthenware




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware