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Leda

Manufacturer: Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Franz Anton Bustelli

Date: c.1760
Dimensions:
Overall: 20.3 x 12 cm (8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Bavaria, Munich
Object number: G83.1.958
DescriptionA Nymphenburg figure of Leda from the Commedia dell'Arte, by Franz Anton Bustelli. She is shown trying to stop Capitano Spavento stabbing her friend Isabella. She wears a salmon-coloured bodice and light green skirt both ornamented with blue borders and florettes, and her hair tied back and decorated with a pink rose.