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Neptune astride a dolphin

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Neptune astride a dolphin. White figure on irregular shell and coral base. Dolphins' tail supports drapery over god's raised arm (right). Left arm extended at side. Long hair, flowing beard. Solid base, no visible air holes.

Inscription

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 1752

Object Place

England

Dimensions

16.51 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.569

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain