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Figure of Venus

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Standing nude except for a towel-like drapery painted with blue and gilt flowers, her hair threaded with pearls, her right foot resting on the head of a dolphin with tree-trunk support and scroll base.

Provenance

Anonymous. November 28, 1961, sale, Sotheby's & Co., London, lot 158. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

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

German, about 1765

Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1007

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics