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Terra cotta. Crowned with laurel, beardless figure wearing like a Roman Emperor a loosely folded mantle over decorated cuirass, is seated on a molded bench, his right hand on cornucopia lying under his right leg, staff in left hand.

Signed

On back of bench unidentified signature: F(ecit) P. Nicolez / Be-he St. de Lucas 1793 (1703?).

Provenance

By 1960, Rene Whithofs, Brussels. 1960, sold by Whithofs to the MFA for $1,000. (Accession date: December 14, 1960)

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund

French or English, dated 1703 or 1793

Object Place

France

Dimensions

33.66 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.1456

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture