Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Vase or clock ornament

ca. 1770
Gilt bronze
Overall (confirmed): 7 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 3 in. (19.7 × 8.3 × 7.6 cm)
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
Not on view
As a clock or vase mount, this nymph, her body terminating in an acanthus console, would have been primarily seen in profile. However, she is lovely from all sides and has a beautifully modeled back and a wonderful coiffure.
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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