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Buddhist Divinity

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Factory director:
Böttger Period (1713–1720)
Date:
ca. 1710
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1945
Accession Number:
45.81
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
The model was used both as decoration and as the cover of an incense burner.
Inscription: (inside near base, in black) 180/R
Augustus II, Elector of Saxony ; Siegfried Salz (until 1929; sale, Porzellansammlung, March 26–27, 1929, no. 49, pl. XXII); Henry H. Arnhold ; [ Alex Ball (sold to Wilson) ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1945; to MMA)
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