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FIGURINE OF A MUSICIAN (ONE OF SEVEN)

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FIGURINE OF A MUSICIAN (ONE OF SEVEN)

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Library


About this object

The musicians are carved in ivory and they stand on barrels carved in wood. The main part of the barrels is in a natural color and the part representing the iron hoops is stained black. They have been carved from several pieces of ivory and pierced together. .7 plays the violin. It is tucked under his chin and he holds the bow with his right hand. He wears a hat with a brim, coat with epaulettes, trousers and boots.

Category:
ivories
Object name:
FIGURINE OF A MUSICIAN (ONE OF SEVEN)
Made from:
Ivory -- wood
Made in:
GERMANY
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.9.7
Class:
IVORY
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973