The Archers

Factory Josiah Wedgwood British
Possibly modeled by William Hackwood British

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The maidens aim their bows at the statue of Diana on a pedestal.

Images of cameos proliferated on objects of all sorts during the age of Neoclassicism. Some were copies, some inventions, but all owed their origins to Greco-Roman antiquity. By implication, these adaptations underscored the owner's erudition and sober good taste. The owner might be rich or humble. Pottery such as Wedgwood's, for example, made enough use of cameos to satisfy all comers.

The Archers, Josiah Wedgwood (British, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent 1730–1795 Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent), Jasperware, back green, British, Etruria, Staffordshire

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