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Figure - Minerva

Minerva

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:7-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure of Minerva, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, standing with her left hand resting on a shield with the Gorgon's head on a four-footed rococo scrolled base with applied flowers, and at her feet is an owl, and she wears a plumed helmet, a cuirass with gilt scales over a blue robe, and a yellow cloak with crimson flowered lining thrown loosely around her.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 35.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Raphael, Madrid, for £5 in March 1872
For another similar version of this model, see 414:7-1885

Descriptive line

Figure of Minerva, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, standing with her left hand resting on a shield with the Gorgon's head on a four-footed rococo scrolled base, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, London, ca. 1760.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bradshaw, Peter. Bow Porcelain Figures, circa 1748-1774. 1992, fig. 85

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Robes; Shields (armor); Helmets; Cuirasses

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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