Bust of Minerva (?)

English
about 1753
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745–1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

1988.652

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Gray helmet peaked at front, puce flowers, yellow earflaps and snake cresting. Gray bodice molded in relief to simulate armor and with Medusa at front, brown snakes. Yellow bands and white ruffle at neck, striped sleeves. Mark: red anchor. Peach fluoresc

Provenance

By 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From December 27, 1972, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection