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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR59.145
People
Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German (founded 1710)
Designed by Johann Joachim Kändler, German (Fischbach 1706-1775 Meissen)
Title
Polymnia
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, figurine
Date
1744-45
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Meissen
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/223294
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 with polychrome enamels and gold
Technique
Mold-made
Dimensions
24.8 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm (9 3/4 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: back, incised: Polymnia
  • manufacturer's mark: bottom, underglaze blue: [crossed swords]
Provenance
Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Pflueger, New York, NY, 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
BR59.145
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

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

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