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Woman with Hurdy-gurdy

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White. Seated on rock on domed base with applied flowers. Low crowned broad brimmed hat, tight bodice with flowers at elbows, fluted yoke, ankle length skirt, shoes with flowers, hurdy gurdy in lap, handle in right hand, left hand on strings. Unmarked.


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.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, 18th century, about 1750

Object Place



12.38 cm (4 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain