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Negress, capped with turban of elephant head with protruding tusks, sits on base of yellow, green, brown and gray rocks. White dress clings to body with blue scarf falling over right shoulder into lap. Right arm clutches cornucopia to body; left hand holds snake at neck. Lion crouched around her.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. David Owsley

about 1783

Object Place

Denmark

Dimensions

33.02 x 26.68 cm (13 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.1711

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware