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Actor from the Italian Comedy

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White, irregular base with branching stump. Posturing man holds right hand up, left at hip, feet apart. High crowned wide brimmed hat, ruffled collar, knee length coat with ruffled cuffs. Cloak hangs at back from shoulders. Breeches with flowered garters, and shoe buckles. Unmarked.


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



15.88 cm (6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain