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Title

Crimean Tatar

circa 1745-1750

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

  • 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2012.67
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Meissen

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

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