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Figure of Hercules

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Basil Ionides Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.101-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 5

Physical description

Figure of Hercules, after a European porcelain original. He stands on a flat, shield-shaped base, a half-draped bearded figure in a blue robe with green lining slung over one shoulder and round to the waist, holding a long pole which is broken off with his hand at the wrist.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm

Object history note

See CIRC.166-1963 for a similar but undercorated figure.

Descriptive line

Figure of Hercules, after a European porcelain original, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1760

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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