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Title

Crimean Tatar

circa 1745-1750


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

This figure, together with two others in the Reed Collection (L2012.65 and L2012.66), were adapted from prints in the ‘Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Lévant (Collection of 100 prints representing different eastern nations)’ published in 1714 –15 by Charles de Ferriol, French ambassador to the Ottoman court. The print in Ferriol’s Recueil is accompanied by a text which describes Tatars of the Crimea as ‘wolves among men’, fighting always on horseback, better adapted to pillaging than to fighting and laying waste to any country they encounter.


Details


Date

circa 1745-1750


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

20.5 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.67


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 29 (colour illus.). cat.no. 31