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    Sale 1894

    Nineteenth Century Meissen: The Collection Of Dr. W.A. Criswell, Sold To Benefit Criswell College

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 96

    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF DIANA AND ENDYMION

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED J 8, IMPRESSED 145, PAINTED 18, AFTER THE MODEL BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT

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    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF DIANA AND ENDYMION
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED J 8, IMPRESSED 145, PAINTED 18, AFTER THE MODEL BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
    Modelled with the goddess standing on rockwork, embracing the sleeping youth, on a square gilt enriched base
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high


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    Cf. Berling, op. cit., table 19, fig. 10. Also see Butler, op. cit., pl. 296 for an example of this model in the Hermitage.

    In exchange for perpetual youth, Endymion was sentenced by Jupiter to sleep forever. Diana, the moon goddess, fell in love with this handsome slumberer and visited him nightly.

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