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Title

Apollo

circa 1770

Artist

Wallendorf

Germany

1764 –

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1770
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    hard-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    24.9 x 10.3 x 9.2 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.205
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Wallendorf

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • About

    The gods of Olympus: an effeminate Apollo holds a symbol of the sun; Saturn (L2012.202) devours his own children; Jupiter (L2012.203) wears a crown and holds a sceptre and thunderbolt; Juno (L2012.204) is armed with a helmet and shield; Diana (L2012.206) has a moon and arrow in her hands and a crescent moon in her hair; the messenger god Mercury (L2012.207) has his caduceus and is about to deliver a letter. The unknown Wallendorf modeller was probably hoping to emulate a rather more sophisticated set of gods modelled by Wenzel Neu for the nearby Kloster Weilsdorf factory c1765.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Under the Stars, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Mar 2020–07 Feb 2021

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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