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Figure of Venus

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The goddess, walking forward, her arms outstretched and her right breast bared, her hair dressed with pearls, her companion crowned and holding a thunderbolt in his right hand, both with vigorously modeled drapery blown in the wind, the bases with rococo shell motifs to the front.


By 1993, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

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Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

German, about 1763–1764

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Height: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

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Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain