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Ceres

Artist:
Augustin Pajou (French, Paris 1730–1809 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1768–70
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Buff terracotta with reddish patination
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 5/8 × 7 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (62.5 × 19.1 × 19.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, C. Michael Paul Gift, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation Inc. Gift, and Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
This is a model for a marble statuette, formerly owned by the duc de Choiseul, now in the Louvre, Paris.
Madame de Polès (until 1927; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 22–24, 1927, no. 215); [ sale, Galerie Charpentier , Paris, March 12, 1937, no. 35 ] ; [ Wildenstein and Co., Inc. , New York, 1978; sold to MMA ]
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