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Title

Aeneas rescuing Anchises and Ascanius, model

circa 1753-circa 1755

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1753-circa 1755
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    hard-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    25.7 x 14.7 x 13.0 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.74
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Meissen

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    As recounted in book 2 of Virgil’s Aeneid, Aeneas saves his father Anchises and his son Ascanius from the burning city of Troy. The model, probably by Kändler and Meyer, is based on a print by Bernard Picart of 1734.

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