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Covered urn

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An ornamental sculpture in the form of a covered urn, surmounted by a seated figure of Bellona draped and holding a Medusa shield, surrounded by five putti, one of which holds a book, a reddish brown owl and a reclining centaur. Body, on pedestal, decorated with brown clusters of flowers, three...

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Provenance

1972, gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller (b. 1891 - d. 1980), Boston and Lausanne, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller

German, About 1760–70

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.162a-b

Medium or Technique

Alabaster

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture