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Allegorical Figure of "Africa" Figure

This is a Figure. It was modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler and manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

Its dimensions are

H x W x L: 15.9 x 5.7 x 8.5 cm (6 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] double crossed swords, painted in blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark, very faint) [2] "6499", written in pencil

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Allegorical Figure of "Africa" Figure; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x L: 15.9 x 5.7 x 8.5 cm (6 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-40

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