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In green striped turban, cloak and suit, holding a letter (hand and letter restored)


October 21, 1980, anonymous sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, lot 16, to Edward M. Pflueger and Kiyi Powers Pflueger, New York; 2005, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 27, 2005)

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Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

German, about 1764–65


Height: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)

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Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain