Covered urn

German
About 1760–70
Attributed to Linck, Franz Conrad (German, 1730–1793)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.162a-b

Medium or Technique

Alabaster

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

An ornamental sculpture in the form of a covered urn, surmounted by a seated figure of Bellona draped and holding a Medusa shield, surrounded by five putti, one of which holds a book, a reddish brown owl and a reclining centaur. Body, on pedestal, decorated with brown clusters of flowers, three putti, and a female figure holding drapery; one putto rests on front medallion, two others hold flower clusters.

Provenance

1972, gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller (b. 1891 - d. 1980), Boston and Lausanne, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller