Allegorical Statuette

English
18th century
about 1780
Joseph Nollekens


Object Place: Europe, The Netherlands

Dimensions

36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

44.604

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

terracotta sketch. Statuette of an allegorical figure of a woman in classic dress leaning on a short obelisk at her left. On the obelisk sketchily incised are a dolphin, a rearing horse, SPQR, and a lion.

Provenance

1944, Ephron Gallery, New York; 1944, sold by the Ephron Gallery to the MFA for $300. (Accession Date: June 8, 1944)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund