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Dancing Faun

Factory:
Doccia manufactory
Modeler:
Model attributed to Gaspero Bruschi (Italian, ca. 1710–1780, active 1737–80)
Date:
ca. 1750
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anne Eden Woodward Foundation Gift, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.293
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 620
This porcelain figure is a much-reduced version of a famous antique marble housed in the Uffizi in Florence. The Ginori porcelain manufactory, located in Doccia, near Florence, produced a variety of sculptures of considerable scale derived from antique models; this ambitious program tested the technical possibilities of porcelain, which was a new medium in Europe at this time, and responded to the taste for all things classical.
[ Piero Corsini Inc. , New York, until 1987; sold to MMA ]
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