Figure of the Christ Child

Chinese export
Qing dynasty
18th century


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Dimensions

24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.1120

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Hanging figure of the Christ Child from a house in Macao, China, commissioned by Portuguese. Outstretched arms; sitting position; tonsure hair-cut of monks; dressed in light blue tunic with gold-leaf trimmings. Symbols: Manchurian Crane symbolizing the moon

Provenance

Raffi Y. Mottahedeh, New York, NY; Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT (dealer); R. Thornton Wilson, New York, NY.

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Mary Jo Kopechne