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Figurine of Minerva

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Figurine of Minerva

Made by: Derby Porcelain Works

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom Hall


About this object

The statuette represents the goddess Minerva. She is standing and holds an oval shield in her left hand, possibly Medusa. This is white and emblzoned with a mask of a bearded man in relief. Under it is a purple and white owl who is perched on a pile of three books. She wears a lavender helmet with three white ostrich plumes, a green and red drapery over her right shoulder, a corselet with gold scales, a white dress with scattered bunches of flowers and red crescents and she has purple sandals on her feet. She stands on a rococo base with molded scrolls touched with red, green and gold. At the back is a white tree trunk with two green leafy branches with clusters of flowers extending from it.

Category:
CERAMICS, ENGLISH
Object name:
Figurine of Minerva
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
ENGLAND: Derby
Date made:
1770-1780
Size:
overall __13.00 IN
overall __33.02 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.111
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK __underneath: three round pad marks
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973