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Figure of a Saint, perhaps St. Anthony of Padua

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Modelling attributed toJohann Gottlieb Kirchner

Date: c.1732-1733
Overall: 30 x 22.8 x 17.8 cm (11 13/16 x 9 x 7 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels
Credit Line: Purchased with a gift from Helen Gardiner.
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G08.1.1
DescriptionThe figure shows a kneeling Saint, with its torso twisted and head turned in adoration. One hand rests over the Saint’s heart, a gesture of devotion, the other is missing. The sculpture is undecorated apart from extremely restrained enamel decoration on the head in browns and iron red, and on the left foot in iron red.