Personification of water

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

33.02 x 13.33 x 8.89 cm (13 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

61.658

Medium or Technique

Lead-glazed earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Terre vernissée. Standing nude female figure wearing narrow blue band ending in bows across waist and shoulder, holds green-stemmed water lily upright in slightly green right hand. Brown striated hair from high forehead falling to shoulders and waist at back. Body is hollow for cylindrical support. 17th century?

Provenance

By 1961, Charles Ratton, Paris; 1961, sold by Charles Ratton to the MFA for $300. (Accession Date: September 20, 1961)

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2