A Buen Retiro white biscuit figure of Terpsichore
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A Buen Retiro white biscuit figure of Terpsichore

CIRCA 1805, INCISED TERPSICORE ON THE INTERIOR OF THE BASE

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A Buen Retiro white biscuit figure of Terpsichore
Circa 1805, incised Terpsicore on the interior of the base
Her flowing classical robe clasped at the right shoulder and falling from her left shoulder, her hair held in place with a floral garland, her raised right hand holding part of the robe and her left hand leaning on a large harp, standing on a shaped oval moulded plinth base (broken through right shoulder and robe and restored, small chip to edge of base, slight firing cracks and areas of staining)
13 in. (33 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

Terpsichore was the muse of dance. For a similar example in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid, see Carmen Manueco Santurtún et. al., op. cit. (Madrid, 1999), p. 423, no. 195.
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