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Figure of a Warrior symbolic of Europe; hard-paste porcelain; hollow, press-moulded; base made separately; dappled grey horse, wearing an orange bridle with orange reins and an orange rug striped in darker orange and purple across its back and rump; it lies on a grassy mound, its right foreleg bent and left foreleg extended; in front of it stands a warrior with sword in his left hand, his right hand is on his hip below his chest armour; he wears a long jacket and knee-boots, his brown hair tied back with an orange ribbon; no marks.
- Production date
Height: 13.90 centimetres
Length: 14.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dawson 1994:
The iconography of Europe and the Four Parts of the World is discussed in cat. 212.
A mould for this group, the modeller of which has not been identified, apparently survives at the factory (see exh. Sarrebourg, 1986, no. 31). It was also made in tin-glazed earthenware, and an example is in the Musée national de Ceramique, Sèvres ( illus. Dr Chrompret et al., Répertoire de la faïence française, Vol. III, Paris, 1933, pl. 22F). A porcelain figure of Africa from the same series of the Four Parts of the World is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. C. 228 - 1940)
- Not on display
- Blue shoulder bow broken; reins, left hand, sword, right hand, lower left of jacket restored; chips to base; colour of chest armour probably not original.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Sotheby's 1 May 1956, lot.148.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number