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A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF DIANA AND ENDYMION

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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

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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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