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Title Africa Figure
Reference 8517
Library Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery
Date 1768-1770
Description Female figure emblematic of Africa, part of the 'four Continents' set. Standing figure in walking position with arms stretched out, a robe draped over the right shoulder, a dagger and staff. Supported behind with rockwork and tree stump on scrollwork base. Elephant's head on the ground and a lion's head with a crocodile standing on top to her left.
Document Type 360 Object
Primary Commodity Porcelain
Theme Art and Literature; Social Practice
Keywords fancy goods, ceramic, fashion, craft, artisan, glaze, enamel, gilding
Region Europe
Places England, Plymouth
Company or Organisation Plymouth Porcelain
Copyright © Plymouth City Council (Arts and Heritage)