Figure

ca. 1870 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Figure in biscuit porcelain of Mercury about to slay Argus. Mercury, naked and wearing a winged hat, is seated on a stump with drapery thrown over it, drawing a sword from its sheath with his right hand. Square base.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Biscuit porcelain
Brief Description
Figure in biscuit porcelain of Mercury about to slay Argus, Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen, ca. 1870.
Physical Description
Figure in biscuit porcelain of Mercury about to slay Argus. Mercury, naked and wearing a winged hat, is seated on a stump with drapery thrown over it, drawing a sword from its sheath with his right hand. Square base.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Three wavy lines (In blue)
  • 'Eneret' (Stamped on the base)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Allen)
Object history
Copied from the statue by Bertel Thorvaldsen made in 1818.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.164-1922

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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