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Figure of a river god with ormulu base

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Reclining figure with white hair and beard, crowned with leaves, a broken oar in left hand and jar under arm; cornucopia with wheat heads in right hand; bee-hive at foot.

Provenance

1896, gift of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson, from the collection of Mrs. Richard Baker

German, about 1750

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

22.4 cm (8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.882a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain