Figure of Venus

German
about 1763–1764
Made by Kelsterbach Factory (1761–1768), Possibly modeled by Jakob Carlstadt (German, active 1763–1764)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

2006.978.1

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The goddess, walking forward, her arms outstretched and her right breast bared, her hair dressed with pearls, her companion crowned and holding a thunderbolt in his right hand, both with vigorously modeled drapery blown in the wind, the bases with rococo shell motifs to the front.

Provenance

By 1993, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger