Ki-Mao-Sao and worshipers

English
About 1750–52
Made at Bow Manufactory (England), Attributed to Muses Modeler (English)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 17.5 x 26.3 x 9.2 cm (6 7/8 x 10 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.632

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, colored enamels

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The Laotian goddess Ki Mao Sao sits raised on a scrolled base with central cartouche inscribed with pseudo-Chinese characters. Two male attendants kneel at either side. The goddess wears a pale yellow jacket with a red belt and blue jewels. After a ca. 1729 engraving by Michel Aubert after Watteau, entitled “Idole de la Desse Ki Mao Sao dans le Royaume de Mang au pays des Laos.”

Provenance

By 1946, Claud Walker Heneage (ca. 1875-1952), London; May 3, 1946, Heneage sale, Sotheby's London, lot 30; probably Solomon Nathan Nyburg (died 1950), London; by 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection