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Seated, with robes forming base, black shoes. White cassock and black cowl tied white, black band down front. White beads with crucifix in left hand; paper in right inscribed VANITAS VANITATUM. Heavily glazed inside. Unmarked.

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 1750

Object Place

England

Dimensions

15.24 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

1988.574

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain