Tartar

German
mid-18th century
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

20.64 cm (8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.274

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

On squared modeled base with applied flowers. Long white robe, yellow sash, brown vest. Bird’s head hilted sword in black and gold scabbard hung on green ribbons; brown bow in left hand, arrow held under right arm, quiver on black strap across chest. Pink

Markings

Underglaze blue crossed swords on back of base.

Provenance

1956, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Sheafer, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Sheafer