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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR59.147
People
Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German (founded 1710)
Modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, German (Fischbach 1706-1775 Meissen)
Title
Melpomene
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figurine, sculpture
Date
c. 1743-45
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Meissen
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/223223
Location
Level 1, Room 1510, Modern and Contemporary Art, Disrupt the View: Arlene Shechet at the Harvard Art Museums
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hard-paste porcelain decorated with overglaze enamels and gold
Dimensions
17 x 23 x 12 cm (6 11/16 x 9 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • manufacturer's mark: inside base, underglaze blue: [crossed swords]
  • inscription: back, inscribed: MELPOMENE
Provenance
Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Pflueger, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1959
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Pflueger
Accession Year
1959
Object Number
BR59.147
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

[Unidentified Article], Art Quarterly (1961), 24, no. 1, p. 101

Exhibition History

A Taste of Power: 18th-Century German Porcelain for the Table, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 03/29/2008 - 06/30/2008

Disrupt the View: Arlene Shechet at the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/01/2022 - 07/06/2025

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