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Gray helmet peaked at front, puce flowers, yellow earflaps and snake cresting. Gray bodice molded in relief to simulate armor and with Medusa at front, brown snakes. Yellow bands and white ruffle at neck, striped sleeves. Mark: red anchor. Peach fluoresc


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.

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Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1753

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12.7 cm (5 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain